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.
Chicken Boy, the cartoon
Garment & Citizen story