Robert Graham in L.A.

graham statue in venice

We're lucky here in L.A. to live among the public works and civic monuments created by Robert Graham, who died last week. That's a photo of one his women, a sculpture in Windward Circle in Venice, where two bouquets and a note made up a modest memorial yesterday. On the jump I've put together a little map of some of Graham's local works. More of his works and commissions here.

If you're ever fortunate enough to be granted a National Medal of Arts, then you'll also have the good fortune of owning a Robert Graham original -- the medal was designed by the artist in 1985. And, ever devoted to his adopted state, Graham also designed the “Spirit of California” Award in 2006.

You can read tributes and memorials to Robert Graham here.

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