Featured Artists

In addition to their significant role in the history of architecture and urbanism in Los Angeles, dingbats also figure prominently in the art world. Their flamboyant yet flat facades served as a muse, an anti-hero for the fraught relationship artists were developing with the world of consumer culture. Perhaps because of the fleeting nature of its popular styles, the dingbat quickly became the subject of photographic cataloging efforts, notably by artists Ed Ruscha beginning in the ’60s and Judy Fiskin in the ’80s. Contemporary artists have continued this trend while also examining the more human narratives that accompany these structures.