In the pit that will someday be a downtown federal courthouse, a set of found -- or borrowed -- mannequins were made into a family sunning poolside. The staycation was brief, but in only a few hours made several commentaries:
A: Recreational options on unused public space.
B: Fashion District economy is laying off retail display resources and forced to pass the time.
C: Occupy LA is farming out protests.
Whichever version you choose, you have to admit that the scale of the one-block pit at First, Broadway, Hill, and Second made this installation above average for your everyday random downtown guerrilla art.
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