Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bates Motel

The Sunset Pacific Motel, known as the Bates Motel to Silverlake locals due to it's location on Bates and Sunset Blvd, has undergone an transformation from eye-sore to art.
French artist Vincent Lamouroux white-washed the property with a special eco friendly paint made of lime and other inert substances. He painted everything he legally could including the property's palm trees. The white washing has given the motel an eerie almost church-like infrared look. Lamouroux named the project "Projection."
There will be a opening on April 26, then the motel will be demolished and replaced by an apartment building.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015