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File #: 23-869    Version: 1 Name: Deaccession of Artwork Located at 4520 Sepulveda Blvd.
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 4/13/2023 In control: CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION
On agenda: 4/18/2023 Final action:
Title: CAC - Deaccession of a Permanent Artwork Titled, After Market Wheel by Paul Tzanetopoulos, Located at 4520 Sepulveda Blvd. (Pep Boys)
Attachments: 1. 23-04-18_ATT No. 1_ Images of artwork and description, 2. 23-04-18_ATT No. 2_Facsimile of plaque for artwork, 3. 23-04-18_ATT No. 3_Letter from Pep Boys dated May 23, 1996, 4. 23-04-18_ATT No. 4_City Council Agenda Item Report for June 10, 1996, 5. 23-04-18_ATT No. 5_Appraisal of artwork dated March 20, 1996, 6. 23-04-18_ATT No. 6_Letter from Pep Boys dated January 23, 2023 with copy of check
CAC - Deaccession of a Permanent Artwork Titled, After Market Wheel by Paul Tzanetopoulos, Located at 4520 Sepulveda Blvd. (Pep Boys)

Meeting Date: April 18, 2023

Contact Person/Dept: B. Christine Byers / City Manager - Office of Economic & Cultural Development

Phone Number: (310) 253-6003

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Public Notification: Meetings and Agendas - Cultural Affairs Commission (04/1423); Paul Tzanetopoulos (04/14/23); Pep Boys (04/14/23)

Department Approval: Jesse Mays (04/14/23)


The CAC Public Art Subcommittee recommends the Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC) approve Pep Boys' request to deaccession from the Art in Public Places Program collection the permanent artwork (After Market Wheel by Paul Tzanetopoulos) that was located at 4520 Sepulveda Blvd.


In the mid-1990s, Pep Boys was the applicant for a development project at 4520 Sepulveda Blvd. that triggered the City's Art in Public Places Program (APPP) requirement which Pep Boys chose to fulfill through the placement of art at the site. At that time, if a development project required Planning Commission review, the Planning Commission was required to review the art concept with a recommendation from the former Arts Committee (which was replaced by the Cultural Affairs Commission in 2001).

Pep Boys commissioned Los Angeles based artist Paul Tzanetopoulos ( to design a concept for an artwork that fulfilled the requirements of a condition included in Resolution No. 96-P001:

Pep Boys shall fulfill the Art in Public Places requirement by incorporating artwork in the left-most building panel of the front building elevation per the December 13, 1995, conceptual plan. The artwork shall provide a sense of opening to replicate th...

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