When I first saw the new 'Bus Stop' art installation in West Hollywood's Park I did wonder if someone was playing a joke, because you know, L.A. isn't exactly know for its public transport system (or rather they are, and it's a bad reputation).
Bus Stop installation by Yi Hwan-Kwon
Interestingly the installation features a drunk, seemingly homeless character sleeping it off on the ground, and I couldn't help but notice all the homeless people asleep around this display area.
Some people say they've been displaced by all the new developments and gentrification of Downtown L.A., but whatever the cause you have to wonder, would this money for outdoor sculptures be better spent by the city helping these homeless people in need?
Public art is lovely to look at, but so is a city without people having to live on the streets, especially those who are mentally ill and require more help than others.
If they can afford to pay hundreds of dollars in sexual assault lawsuits, you'd think there was some money spare to help the homeless...