Tune in to Episode Eighteen of the Esotouric podcast as we sit down with two artists about their site-specific artwork in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. Photographer Irving Greines has spent the past ten years documenting the layers and transformations of the poster-covered east wall of the American Hotel. And Carlton Davis was the curator and creator of the seminal 1980s drive-in gallery The Art Dock, located on a loading dock of the endangered 1888 Pickle Works Building. We’ll also have a discussion of the court ruling shuttering the Arts District Business Improvement District, the poorly-understood rules governing BID creation, concerns about the privatization of public space and the community’s creative response to the urban challenge of a BID disbanded. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 20th, 2013.
PHOTO CREDIT: Irving Greines
Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast
Private security patrols pull out of downtown Arts District.
New York City’s primer on how and if to start a BID (PDF file).
Los Angeles Conservancy background on preserving the Pickle Works.
Listen to Episode #18!