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Signs of Life

John Van Hamersveld visual art

February 10, 2017 - June 30, 2017

$5 parking after 4 pm with validation
735 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Arts Brookfield presents a multi-property, large scale vinyl art installation by John Van Hamersveld, the well-known LA based artist who has played an instrumental role in shaping the visual culture of rock ’n’ roll and SoCal life since the 1960s. Through the dynamic and vibrant retro graphics featured in Signs of Life, you will be introduced to the artwork of an LA icon who is truly a part of design history!


Free Public Events

Friday, February 10: Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Love-In & Happy Hour

2nd and 4th Fridays, February & March: Lunch with LACO



Read more about Signs of Life on page 47.


About John Van Hamersveld

Even if someone thinks they do not know the artwork of John Van Hamersveld, they have probably come face to face with it at some point in their life, possibly through the album artwork of their favorite band, through an experience at the 1984 Olympics that Van Hamersveld was commissioned to design, or at the drive through window of a Fatburger that he re-branded.

Holding influential positions as an Art Director for Surfer Magazine and Capitol Records, he designed hundreds of album covers for musicians like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles along with leading the surf culture aesthetic for decades. His iconic image for the movie The Endless Summer in 1964 and his concert poster for Jimi Hendrix at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium in 1968 have become two of the most recognizable and well-known images in their respective genres, securing Van Hamersveld’s place in design history.

The Signs of Life installation will include a unique vinyl design on the upper plaza at FIGat7th, as well as four portraits of famous musicians and composers in the windows of Bank of America, facing Hope St and the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall on Grand. Through this colorful, dynamic, and vibrant pop imagery, you will be introduced, or reconnected, to the work of an LA icon.


  • Signs of Life, read on page 47.

    January 30, 2017 DTLA Life

    Arts Brookfield, the cultural arm of the global real estate corporation Brookfield, presents a multi-property, large scale art installation by renowned LA artist, John Van Hamersveld -Signs of...

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  • Behind the Exhibit: Signs of Life

    February 24, 2017 DuJour Magazine

    Hamersveld describes his favorite aspect of his exhibit saying, “The elevator banks at FIGat7th are like a monolith mural wrapped around the elevators. The design looks like a package that will...

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