WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood installed A Turret Affair, a 550-foot-long temporary mural by the artist Miss Brightside, which is a love letter to the turrets of the region and celebrates the architectural history. The art piece utilizes watercolor, pen and ink illustrations fabricated on 55 colorful vinyl banners.
According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, a turret is defined as a small tower on top of a larger tower at the corner of a building or wall, typically a castle. The mural is located on the southwest corner of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights Boulevards, at 8120 Santa Monica Boulevard. The mural is expected to be displayed throughout October 2019; A Turret Affair includes an array of artistic interpretations of each of the turrets Miss Brightside found within the city after moving to the area in 2015.
The artist believes West Hollywood is home to more turrets per person than any other city in the world. In conjunction with the mural, Miss Brightside developed a “Turret Affair Tour” map of each of the turrets featured on the 550-foot mural. The map can be downloaded at: https://www.weho.org/home/showdocument?id=38601.
The mural is part of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside program, managed by its Arts Division. Art on the Outside is a temporary art program that installs rotating artworks in spaces throughout the area, including on medians and in park spaces. These works include sculpture, murals, and other outdoor works, most of which remain on display from between six months and three years. The program is funded through the City’s Public Art and Beautification Fund.
For more details, contact Rebecca Ehemann, the city of West Hollywood’s Public Art Coordinator, at (323) 848-6846 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496.