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 He’s since been replaced by another fiberglass human, this one a blond surfer girl, and a too-realistic pink pig.