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Why is there a male mannequin sitting on a can on La Cienega, just north of Beverly?

Photograph courtesy Jeremy Brooks/flickr

He was “born” in the Philippines, stands five feet tall, and weighs 75 pounds. The mass-produced fiberglass sculpture was perched in front of Sherman McNulty Framing to attract customers—and the gimmick appears to have worked. Named “Tagger,” the statue comes with a can of spray paint, a respirator, and a hoodie and recently sold for $500. He’s since been replaced by another fiberglass human, this one a blond surfer girl, and a too-realistic pink pig.