Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists

Griffith Park

Bob Zoell, Griffith Park

Project Description

Zoell is an artist who frequently uses the language of advertising as his medium. He  depicts Griffith Park as a whimsical, fun environment boasting many attractions.  Covering 4000 acres, it is the largest municipal park in the United States.

Artist Statement

“What especially attracts me to the early posters of the 20s, 30s and 40s is the simplicity and minimal thinking in order to reach an audience of a busy modern world. The colors were often very bold and screamed ‘Look at me, forget those other guys, I am very simple, LOOK AT ME’.”

About the Artist

BOB ZOELL has been featured in The New Yorker magazine and he has authored and illustrated many children’s books. He has been included in exhibitions throughout the world including the Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona and the Center Georges Pompidou, Paris. His artwork is included in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

About Through the Eyes of Artists

In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed onboard Metro trains and buses.

View other works in the series.