This blog is about Los Angeles' unique history reflected in the buildings, parks, and public spaces of the city and county.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Palos Verdes Mosaic Revealed
After months behind a plywood facade--which was making folks verrrry nervous, I can tell you--the restoration of the Millard Sheets mosaic on the Palos Verdes branch of Chase Bank is now viewable again. An' it's really purty.
Here's a blurb on the unveiling from the PV Peninsula News. Rebecca Villaneda writes that the mosaic was designed by Sheets and executed by Nancy Colbath and Denis O'Connor in 1974. Villaneda interviewed Sheets' son Tony, and went into great detail about the restoration. In this case, it appears that Chase Bank worked closely with Tony Sheets to conserve the artwork.
I hope that cooperation will be the norm from now on. Public art enhances businesses and delights their customers; defacing or removing it can only create loss.