Save Outdoor Sculptures! (SOS!) Files
Los Angeles and Neighboring Counties

Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library, USC

The collection contains an inventory of outdoor sculptures in the Los Angeles and neighboring county in Southern California, prepared by SOS! volunteers. The files contain brief descriptions of the sculptures, their location and condition, municipality/owner, and historical information, where available. The inventory was conducted in the early-1990s (circa 1994-1995) and the files were donated to USC in 2001. The Smithsonian Museum's Art Inventories Catalog includes records for these files.
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Sculptor/Artist last name beginning with A-C:

Frank Ackerman, Vietnam Memorial, 1973. Los Angeles County, Civic Center Mall, Court of Flags.

Rafe Affleck, Unknown, 1985. Los Angeles County, Between 2355 & 2377 Crenshaw, Torrance. The sculpture sits in the middle of a pool of water.

Lita Albuquerque, Celestial Source. Dedicated June 12, 1993. Los Angeles County, Grand Hope Park., Lawrence Halprin, landscape architect. Foundry/Fabricator: Peter Carlsen Enterprises.

Lita Albuquerque, Site, Memory, and Reflection. Dedicated July 9, 1992. Kohn/Pederson/Fox+Langdon Wilson architects. Foundry/Fabricator: Peter Carlson Enterprises. Los Angeles County, 550 S. Hope St.

Peter Alexander, Puddles, 1994. Technical consultant, Brian Murphy & Associates. Los Angeles County, CitiCorp II, Figueroa at 8th St.

Terry Allen (with poet Philip Levine), Corporate Head, 1990. Los Angeles County, CitiCorp Center.

Diane Anderson, Tiananmen Square, 1992. San Bernadino County, Redlands City Hall.

Franco Assetto, The Big Candy, 1987. Los Angeles County, MacArthur Park.

Franco Assetto, Raoul Wallenberg, 1988. Los Angeles County, Fairfax at Beverly.

Ignacio Asunsola, Emiliano Zapata, 1980. Los Angeles County Parque de Mexico, Lincoln Park.

Andro Avendano, Three Dancing Figures, 1991. Los Angeles County, Erwin St. Pedestrian Mall, Van Nuys.

Ayda, J. Jesus Gonzalez Ortega, 1987. Los Angeles County, Lincoln Park/El Parque de Mexico.

Martha Oathout Ayres, Sundial. Los Angeles County, 87th Street, Los Angeles.

Rick Baker, Silverback Mountain Gorilla, 1987. Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Zoo.

Howard Ball, Columbia Mammoths, 1968. Los Angeles County, La Brea Tar Pits.

Howard Ball, Sabertooth Cats, 1968. Los Angeles County, George C. Page Museum.

Bill Barrett, LA Family Baroque, 1992. Los Angeles County, One Bunker Hill.

Marlo Bartels, Untitled (Benches and Seats), 1991. Los Angeles County, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Headquarters.

Marlo Bartels, Untitled: air vents, columns, mosaic panels, 1994. Los Angeles County, Del Prado Apts.

Herbert Bayer, Double Ascension, 1969. Los Angeles County, Atlantic Richfield Plaza.

Charles Beauvais, Hello-o-o. How Arrrre You? 1960s. Orange County, 1212 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.

Hermann T. Beck, Fighting Sabertooth Cats, 1934. Los Angeles County, Hancock Park/La Brea Tar Pits.

Hermann T. Beck, Giant Ground Sloths, 1938. Los Angeles County, Hancock Park/La Brea Tar Pits.

Hermann T. Beck, Lions, 1935. Los Angeles County, George C. Page Museum.

Hermann T. Beck, Short Faced Bear, 1936. Los Angeles County, Hancock Park/La Brea Tar Pits.

Miki Benoff. Anthropomorphic Echoes, 1984. Peter Mayer of Architects and Engineers. Los Angeles County, UCLA Molecular Biology Bldg.

Raffael Benozzi, Springtime, 1990. Orange County, Brea City Maintenance Yard.

Fletcher Benton, Balanced, Unbalanced Wedge Arc, 1983. Los Angeles County, University of Judaism.

Fletcher Benton, Redline C-2000. Orange County, Curtis Theatre Lobby, Brea.

Christina Beresford, Diegueno, 1968. Designer: Ron Gregory. The paired rattlesnake design came from a basket in the Justin Farmer Collection, designed by Christina Baresford of Santa Ysabel and is particular to the region. Riverside County, Waring Plaza, Palm Desert.

Tony Berlant, Angel, 1990. Carved by Gwynn Murrill. Los Angeles County, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

Alberto Biasi, The Immigrants, 1971. Los Angeles County, 1041 N. Broadway.

Jonathan Bickart, Colonel Griffith, 1996. Los Angeles County Griffith Park.

Ken Bijorge, Mountain Lions, 1993. Riverside County, Living Desert Reserve, Palm Desert.

Erwin Binder, The Corazon, 1983. Los Angeles County, 8730 Wilshire Blvd.

Erwin Binder, The First Experience, 1984. Dedicated 1990. Los Angeles County, 8641 Wilshire Blvd.

Erwin Binder, Isaiah, 1991. Los Angeles County, Jewish Home for the Aging, Reseda.

Thyra Boldsen, The Blessing, 1935. The artist had the sculpture removed and relocated in the 1970s (information unverified). Los Angeles County Exposition Park, Rose Garden.

Thyra Boldsen, Lafayette Park fountain and statue, 1941. Los Angeles County Lafayette Park.

Thyra Boldsen, Mother with Lyre and Daughter. Los Angeles County, Exposition Park.

Thyra Boldsen, Nymph Finding the Flutes of Pan, 1935. The artist had the sculpture removed and relocated in the 1970s (information unverified). Los Angeles County, Exposition Park, Rose Garden.

Thyra Boldsen, The Start, 1935. The artist had the sculpture removed and relocated in the 1970s (information unverified). Los Angeles County, Exposition Park, Rose Garden.

Thyra Boldsen, Terpsichore or Melody of Life, 1935. The artist had the sculpture removed and relocated in the 1970s (information unverified). Los Angeles County, Exposition Park, Rose Garden.

Celou Bonner, Charles Whittingham with His Dog Toby, 1990. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Bonner. Los Angeles County, Santa Anita Race Track.

Jonathan Borofsky, Molecule Man, 1991. Foundry/Fabricator: Ron McPherson. Los Angeles County, Edward R. Roybal Federal Bldg.

Jonathan Borofsky, Molecule Men, 1983. Los Angeles County, 501 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills.

Antoine Bourdelle, Crouching Bather, probably in the 1910s. Recast in 1983. Los Angeles County, Fisher Gallery, USC.

Antoine Bourdelle, Hercules, 1909. Donated to USC in 1969 by George Cantor. Los Angeles County Fisher Gallery, USC.

Michelle Boyer, Flat People Learning Together, 1993. Los Angeles County, Jewish Home for the Aging, Reseda.

Ben Bronson, Yom Kippur, 1987. Dedicated 1988. Los Angeles County, Jewish Home for the Aging, Reseda.

Ella Buchanan, Fountain and Plaque I. Los Angeles County, Barnsdall Park.

Ella Buchanan, Fountain and Plaque II. Los Angeles County, Barnsdall Art Park.

Beniamino Bufano, Bear Cub, 1953. Dedicated 1964. Los Angeles County, Barnsdall Art Park.

Pamela Burgess, Central Core Series, No. 10 (Compassion), 1991. Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Mission.

Roger Noble Burnham, Aspiration. Dedicated May 6, 1930. Los Angeles County, De Longpre Park.

Roger, Noble Burnham, Civilian Conservation Corps Worker. Dedicated 10/1/1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Los Angeles County, Lost in a flood in May 1956.

Roger Noble Burnham, MacArthur Monument, 1955. Los Angeles County, MacArthur Park.

Roger Noble Burnham, Portrait Bust of N.I. Travis, 1934. Los Angeles County, Phineas Banning High School. Existence of sculpture could not be verified.

Roger Noble Burnham, Signing of the Constitution. Dedicated 1937. Los Angeles County Municipal Art Gallery.

Roger Noble Burnham, The Trojan, 1930. California Art Bronze Foundry of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County, in front of the George Finley Bovard Administration Building, USC.

Roger Noble Burnham, United Spanish War Veterans, 1902. Erected in 1950, recreated in 1973. Los Angeles County, Veterans Cemetery.

Ettore Cadorin, Father Junipero Serra, 1934. T. F. Power, architect who designed the base. Originally cast in 1930 for installation in Statuary Hall. Foundry/Fabricator either California Art Bronze Foundry or Nelli Foundry. Los Angeles County, Father Serra Park at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument.

Alexander Calder, Four Arches, 1973. Los Angeles County, 333 S. Hope St.

Larry Callahan, Untitled, 1966-1967. Los Angeles County, UCLA Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Sculpture has been torn down.

Anthony Card, Tub Figure or The Bather, 1987. Dedicated 1991. Los Angeles County, University of Judaism.

Joan Carl, Quintessence, 1989. Cast in 1990. Foundry/Fabricator: American Fine Arts Foundry, Burbank. Orange County, 875 N. Brea Blvd., Brea.

Joan Carl, Caring, ca 1985. Los Angeles County, Jewish Home for the Aging, Reseda.

Joan Carl, Jerusalem, 1986. Los Angeles County, Jewish Home for the Aging, Reseda.

Arlene Cartozian, The Die is Cast, dedicated 1986. Los Angeles County, 14528 Garfield Ave., Paramount.

Arlene Cartozian, Sustenance, 1985. Los Angeles County, Orange Ave. & Marshall Way, Paramount.

Aldo Casanova, Jungture, 1981. Los Angeles County, University of Judaism.

Noval Casteel, Persephone, 1978. Dedicated 1983. Santa Barbara County, Lompoc City Hall.

Joseph Castle III, Mother and Child, 1992. San Bernadino County, Between Public Library and Lincoln Shrine, Redlands.

Wah Chang, Dennis the Menace, 1987. Foundry/Fabricator: Larry Fisher, Monterrey Sculpture Center. Monterey County, El Estro Park, Monterey.

Dee Clements, Passing it Along, 1993. Riverside County, Joslyn Cove Communities Senior Center, Palm Desert.

Copacatti, Wild Stallions, 1979. Dedicated 1990. Riverside County College of the Desert, Palm Desert.

Francisco Cornejo, Mayan Theater, 1927. Architects: Morgan, Walls, and Clements. Los Angeles County, 1040 S. Hill Street. Cast concrete sculptured facade.

Wade Hazelton Cornell, Lotus Sculpture, 1974. Los Angeles County, whereabouts unknown.

Frederico Coullaut-Valera, Carlos III, 1976. Dedicated 1977. Foundry/Fabricator: Godina Hermanos, Madrid. Los Angeles County, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument.

Howard Crane, Unknown, 1927. United Artists Building. Walker and Eisen, Architects. Gladding, McBean Terracotta. Los Angeles County, 933 S. Broadway.

Curlet & Beelman, The Elks Building, 1923-24. Los Angeles County, 607 S. Park View St.

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