Saturday, October 22, 2016

Glassellland sign prepares for a comeback

The Glassellland sign pictured in 2013 before it was removed

GLASSELL PARK —  The nomadic Glassellland sign, which has appeared and disappeared from several hillside locations in the wake of permit problems,  may once again return to public view, this time in a city  park.

City park commissioners on Wednesday are scheduled to vote on a proposal by Justin Stadel, the artist behind  Glassellland, to install the plywood sign for six months on a chain-link fence above Glassell Park, a public park on Verdugo Road. Recreation and Parks Department staff have recommended that the commissioners approve hanging the sign’s 10-foot-high letters on the fence as a temporary public work of art.

Says the staff report:

Glassellland is intended to give the surrounding community of Glassell Park a local landmark.

The sign would be installed near its  last home on a hill near Kinney Street.  Stadel was forced to remove GLASSELLLAND after building inspectors determined that it violated city signage laws in a residential area.

Stadel, who lives next to the park, has pledged to install, maintain and remove the sign, according to the report.

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  1. Juan our photo

    Oh yay. A completely unoriginal eye sore is coming back.

    • Couldn’t disagree more.

      • Juan our photo

        Which part? The unoriginal part? Well, hop just over the hill to the west and you’ll see the original that this one is ripping off. Probably less than 4 miles away as the crow flies… Or the eyesore part? If it isn’t original or even worse a blatant rip-off, it’s just an eye-sore…

    • Can’t anybody have a little fun in this town? It’s a ripoff that parodies the original, satire of an LA icon in a neighborhood that, until recently, was known mostly for gangs. I didn’t see it as an eyesore and it gave me a pleasant chuckle when I drove along the 2 freeway. Is it profound art? I doubt it. Is it enjoyable? For me, yes.

  2. It looks like the size of Spinal Tap’s Stonehenge. Good grief.

    But somebody in that neighborhood will call it art, that I am sure.

    • You really need to get to Irvine. You’ll feel right at home in the sanitized corporate surroundings where you won’t be bothered by art or tattoos or facial hair and you can be a loud and proud Republican all day.

  3. Pretentious aholes.

  4. Glad it’s coming back! I live right by the park, too. It added some flavor to the hillside – hope the new location serves it well.

  5. glassellparkgringo

    i wonder if the Avenues gang will “tag it”

  6. It’s fun, I live right near it and I fully approve of it.

  7. It would be great if someone knocked down a few of the letters and turned it into “ASS LAND”

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