This unlikely strip mall began as a chance encounter between designer Lee Oaks, then of architects Matlin and Dvoretzky, and a 1970 Cadillac. He translated the headlights as neon circles, fenders became turrets, and the grille is a grid of glass windows. The memory of its original Pepto pink 1987 stucco is now essentially lost to history, thanks to a coat of white paint.
Collector Perk: Signed copy of ‘Gas and Glamour’ book, featured in Los Angeles Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian among others.
Ashok Sinha shoots lifestyle and creative culture through a contemporary architectural lens and creates large-scale photographs that capture a sense of place tied to natural and built environments. He has made photographs in all seven continents and his works have been published by editorial outlets such as The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and exhibited at The Museum of the City of New York, the International Center of Photography, and The Royal Photographic Society. He is the author of the best-selling ‘Gas and Glamour’, an art book of Los Angeles roadside buildings from the golden age of car culture.
Los Angeles, California
Midcentury Modern Architecture
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