Burden hoped his assemblage sculpture of 202 vintage lampposts would serve both as landmark and an entryway to LACMA's expanding campus (Los Angeles Times, Jan. 30, 2008). In fact, "Urban Light" has become the most popular public artwork in Southern California - hundreds of daily visitors enjoy its daytime and twilight-changing visual effects, contributing hundreds of glowing online public reviews and images on Google Maps and at Public Art in Public Places.
Undeniably, "Urban Light" is THE Wilshire Blvd. beacon - impossible for skaters or zombies to miss, and an irresistible enticement to its mesmerizing magic.
As "front man" for LACMA's still-obscured entrance...
"Urban Light" steals the show.