Podcast Preview: How One Wall Of The American Hotel Became A Symbol Of L.A.’s Diversity


You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is a weekly podcast series produced by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave in which the Esotouric founders talk with L.A. personalities about the city’s myths, contradictions, and inspirations.

This week, Richard and Kim talk to two artists about their site-specific art work in L.A.’s arts district. First up, photographer Irving Greines, who has spent the better part of ten years photographing the artistic melting pot that is the east wall of the American Hotel. They also speak with Carlton Davis who was the curator and creator of a 1980s drive-in art gallery called The Art Dock.

In this exclusive clip, Greins explains the artistic intricacies behind the east wall of the American Hotel, which has become somewhat of a public art project, and Davis recalls an incident when a piece of art made out of money was stolen from his gallery.  

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Richard and Kim share highlights from the You Can’t Eat the Sunshine podcast every week at CityThink.