Back in 2000, I was living in Los Angeles and painting murals. I was fortunate to be sponsored by the Wilshire Grand Hotel to paint an angel for the Los Angeles Community of Angels Project. This angel was a mixture of paint and collage titled ‘Archetypes of the Feminine’.
When the Staples Center saw her they contacted me to see if I would paint one for them using an authentic jersey and other uniform items of the LA Kings Hockey Team. This angel was titled ‘He’s No Angel, He’s a King’. Later in May of 2001 the 6’ tall fiberglass angels were auctioned off to benefit Volunteers of America and Catholic Big Brothers. You can see both of my angels and the many others that were created by going to http://www.publicartinla.com/Community_of_Angels/
This week I was contacted by the original owners of ‘He’s No Angel, He’s a King’. They state,
“For the last 11 years, we have enjoyed having the sculpture in our backyard, and received numerous compliments about the Angel. Unfortunately, however, we are moving residences, and will not be able to take the Angel with us. If any of your collectors are interested in the sculpture, please let us know.”
I remember visiting the angel at their home in Malibu thinking what an awesome swimming pool mascot he made.
These are recent photos of “He’s No Angel…” If you are interested in acquiring this one-of-a-kind piece of Los Angeles public art, let me know by commenting on this post and I will put you in contact with the owner.
That was a great project!