A Casspir, Covered in 70 Million Beads, to Visit LA

Artist Ralph Ziman's astounding artwork-on-wheels will roll for the Arts District on Sunday morning, Feb. 3; find out where to see it.

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"SPOEK 1" is an 11-ton Casspir military vehicle that is 22 feet long and stands some nine feet high. Artist Ralph Ziman covered the vehicle in 70 million beads as part of "The Casspir Project," which will be on view at The Rendon Gallery beginning on Feb. 7.
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"SPOEK 1" is an 11-ton Casspir military vehicle that is 22 feet long and stands some nine feet high. Artist Ralph Ziman covered the vehicle in 70 million beads as part of "The Casspir Project," which will be on view at The Rendon Gallery beginning on Feb. 7.
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"The Casspir Project is a unique multidisciplinary, experiential exhibition that encompasses a variety of media including installation, film, photography, oral history, and documentary by South African born, Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Ralph Ziman."
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You can see SPOEK 1 at 615 Anderson Street in Boyle Heights at 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 3. But it won't linger for long, as it will need to begin its journey to 1399 Factory Place in the Arts District. One viewing spot? The 4th Street Bridge at 7:30 a.m. on the 3rd.
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"Each room within the 8 room gallery space brings context to the next, informing the project as whole. The exhibition moves through different artworks ranging from brightly colored AK-47s, photographs inspired by photojournalism during apartheid, to a 20 minute documentary, leading up to the dramatic presentation of SPOEK 1, the reclaimed Casspir, lit only by a spotlight in a dark room." The show will be on view through March 7, 2019.
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The Casspir is expected to arrive at 1399 Factory Place at 7:45 in the morning on Feb. 3. For more information on "The Casspir Project," visit The Rendon Gallery online.
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