Adolfo Gonzalez's “Octosteam" from Clark County "Centered"
From urbanista writer Alissa Walker: "Please overindulge on our latest project at Curbed, featuring Mimi Zeiger on starchitects, Ed Fuentes on public art, Patrick Sisson on sustainability, and yours truly on the housing crisis. Plus Strip-walking, bus-riding, and monorail-ing! Edited by Sara Polsky." It's all at CURBEDVEGAS.
For my contribution, a map with commentary, the public art entries are laid out to create a driving loop of Las Vegas, and includes works that have been overshadowed by recent art. My intro: "Greater Las Vegas grew thanks to highways, and those desert roads have shaped its public art aesthetic. Many artworks seem designed to be viewed from a moving car, and in fact the signage and neon along U.S. Route 91 and Fremont Street are a cornerstone of the city’s outdoor visuals." While one headline reads 'best' public art, my intent was really to give a robust introduction on what can be seen.
For the map, some photography by Chris Mueller, and some from the PtD archives.
IF YOU RECALL: Alissa Walker once did a series on Las Vegas for GIZMDO.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.