According to an LA Times article, “We want to spark an interest in neon, a resurgence, so that new businesses coming in will opt for it,” Angeleno Adolfo Nodal, who was general manager of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs for 12 years says. “They serve the city in such a beautiful way — they’re public sculptures.”
Nodel and Cuban contemporary artist Kadir López Nieves have worked together to restore over 150 neon signs in Hollywood.
For more information about the restoration project, visit the original article at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-havana-light-20160613-snap-story.html
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.