West Hollywood News
Tsipi Mani's Dog Sculpture At City Library
By Amanda Macke
Dec 16, 2013 - 3:20:20 PM

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The City’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission publically presented Tsipi Mani’s “Doggie Dog” sculpture on Saturday, December 14.


The gigantic bronze statue measures 5 feet wide and 9 feet tall and is located outside the southeastern corner of the West Hollywood Library, where it is estimated to remain for one year.
The "Doggie Dog" sculpture by Tsipi Mani.


According to the City’s website, “Doggie Dog” is the latest project by the City’s Art on the Outside Program, whose goal is to bring “art out into the public realm to enhance the City’s pedestrian-friendly culture.” The program temporarily installs outdoor exhibits for the public's appreciation as part of the Creative City’s “commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its residents and visitors.”


“Doggie Dog” Artist Tsipi Mani is a modern, multi-media painter and sculptor heavily influenced by the Swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacomett. According to Mani’s website biography, she emigrated as a young girl from Israel to Los Angeles in 1980 and began to explore her artistic interests using different media types such as paint, clay and metals. The young female artist took painting lessons in Beverly Hills, sculpting classes at the Brentwood Art School and studied abroad in places like Paris, Italy and Israel. Mani participated in “A Community of Angels Sculptural Project” in 2000 and currently attends three private sculpting studios in Los Angeles.  


Mani’s art pieces are featured in a Beverly Hills gallery, several commercial buildings in West Hollywood, and now outside of West Hollywood’s Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Her “Doggie Dog” sculpture made of bronze pays homage to Giacometti with its rugged surface and elongated style.  


On Monday, the West Hollywood Library exclaimed on their Facebook page, “We got a dog! Check out our new ”˜pet’ on the SE corner of the building, to the left of Jones Coffee shop on San Vicente.”

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