As part of the LACMA's Transformation plan, the LACMA's going through a feasibility study to see if they can put up Jeff Koons's Train–a working replica of a 1943 Baldwin steam locomotive that will dangle from a 161-foot-tall crane outside of the museum. At that height the sculpture will be visible from virtually all corners of L.A. from the 10 freeway to downtown. (Traffic accidents, anyone?) If you haven't seen Koons's work, you have to check out some of his playful displays at the LACMA right now, especially the Michael Jackson life-size gold-leaf plated statue of the sitting singer cuddling Bubbles, his pet chimpanzee which sold at Sotheby's New York for a cool and crazy $5.6 million.
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