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L.A.'s Infamous Bates Motel is Transforming into a Giant Public Art Piece

Work has been going on for about a week at Los Angeles' dilapidated old Bates Motel, which will be turned into Projection, a towering white public art piece by French artist Vincent Lamouroux. Lamouroux tells Curbed he used a crew of painters armed with sprayers and giant hoses to cover the Sunset Boulevard hotel in an "ecologically safe" limewash. It only took them a week, by his estimate, to get the bulk of the work done, but they'll likely take until Friday to make sure every part of the building and its surroundings is totally covered. It's quite the send-off for this seedy landmark before it is (ultimately) razed for a mixed-user.

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