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Los Angeles, California

Giant Scissors

Giant scissors seemingly stabbed into the side of a hair salon leave no question about the vocation of the owners. 

If it’s possible to whimsically stab, that’s just what this utensil is doing, piercing the concrete flesh of a corner building home to the beauty corporation Wella and hair-care company Sebastian International. Like a layer created by a discerning stylist, the salon tool easily blends in with the rest of the edifice–maybe surprisingly so–and is all but lost at the adjacent intersection known nary to see a pedestrian. And while we’re on the thought, let it be said that this piece of art is not, er, pedestrian in nature, for there is a humor about it, a nerve about it, that deserves but doesn’t beg for admiration.

Know Before You Go

Exit 101 Freeway and head north on De Soto Ave. Destination is at the left on a corner building.

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