The neon ONE LOVE sign art installation by street artist Scott Froschauer is back on Santa Monica Boulevard near the Holloway Drive intersection. The artwork, curated by long-time West Hollywood resident Valda Lake, the owner of Wallspace Gallery, was hauled off for repairs this past October. It was hit by an alleged drunk driver in July.
The neon One Love sign was installed yesterday, Friday, December 18 with some minor improvements. The sign is now covered in plexiglass to protect the delicate neon bulbs from the elements, the traffic, would-be vandals, or people who like to lean on it for photos.
While the lights appear to have been working during the day yesterday, the sign was not lit yesterday evening at roughly 6pm. However, it was lit and blinking this morning at roughly 10am.
“A great day on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood with the return of the West Hollywood Public Art by artist Scott Froschauer ‘One Love’ neon on Route 66,” reads a post by on the official Instagram page for Wallspace gallery. “All repaired and gleaming after a collision with a car up in the median! – So happy this is back as a beacon of the heartbeat of the city welcoming you as you enter the center of West Hollywood or as you leave – the love pulsating to the beat of the city. Happy holidays – be safe – we love public art!”
“It’s BAAAACK!!!” Posted Scott Froschauer on his Instagram page. “After being taken out by a drunk driver a few months ago, the Neon One Love has rejoined the Neon UROK in the median of Santa Monica Blvd in the heart of West Hollywood! And it’s got some great improvements courtesy of @signograph_usa. Thank you so much to @wallspacela for being such an amazing partner in Art and making all this possible. So proud to be working with @wehoarts and @wehocity on this incredible opportunity! (Now on to improving UROK!)”
The ONE LOVE neon art sign and its sister sign, RELAX UR OK, were installed on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Both signs are made of neon, glass, aluminum, and steel. The RELAX UR OK sign measures 8 feet, 5 inches tall, by 4 feet wide and the ONE LOVE sign measures 10 feet tall by 3 feet wide. This is a temporary art installation that will be on display in the City of West Hollywood from October 2020 to June 2022. It could be extended for a longer period of time.