City of Angels — No, Really!: Seven Helium Angels over Downtown L.A.

“The total installation costs are $2.5 [million] including the production of the merchandise line and I’ve raised $400k to date. Yes it’s a shareholder project. When I started the project, I was in contact with some sponsors, but they wanted to have a huge influence in the actual artwork so I decided to go a new way. I’ve worked with sponsors ever since I started making art and never took money from the state or city because I wanted to stay independent. Well, today sponsors have changed their rules and use art as a marketing tool.”– visual artist Hans Peter Trauschke

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