The newest feature on the Los Angeles skyline is something old. Congratulations to Amy Inouye, the artist whose years-long project to reunite L.A. with Chicken Boy became reality this morning on North Figueroa. The statue salvaged from the roof of a closed Chicken Boy restaurant on Broadway downtown has sat under tarps behind the studio where Inouye and her husband, artist Stuart Rapeport, work and live. They've been nurturing Chicken Boy back to life, raising funds and gathering permits. The crane showed up yesterday, and now he roosts above the studio, keeping an eye on La Fuente #6. An LA Observed correspondent just came back from Highland Park and reports that "he's glorious!" New pic from 2:45 pm; old pic from this morning after the jump.
Physical Los Angeles
Chicken Boy rises over Highland Park
More by Kevin Roderick:Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Physical Los Angeles stories on LA Observed:The story behind one cool LA map
'Lost LA' series debuts Wednesday on KCET
HistoricPlacesLA website is ready for you now
Observing the L.A. River
Woman vs. Fritz Coleman *
Trying to like L.A. Live
LA Observed on KCRW
Save the Dutton's building?