The art world has come a long way in recent years. NFTs became the buzzword of 2021, making us rethink and redefine what art is and what makes an artist. Now, AI (artificial intelligence) art has entered the picture with the launch of major open software platforms like Midjourney and DALL·E AI, putting creative expression in the hands of the masses. There are no longer technical barriers to digital creation, all you need is words and unbridled imagination. So, we couldn’t help but give it a whirl ourselves and reimagine L.A. landmarks through the lens of famous artists.
While the results are of course limited (along with the credits on the free account), you can produce stunning images by just entering descriptive words. Here are the best of our fun little experiment:
The Hollywood Sign As A Jeff Koons-Inspired Installation
Okay, so like any art it’s not perfect and there are some glaring glitches to be addressed but we quite like the idea of a city with more art floating around.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall Covered In Yayoi Kusama’s Iconic Red Dots
Admittedly, the outcome of this imagination collaboration is quite pleasing.
Downtown Los Angeles With A Touch Of Takashi Murakami
The Takashi Murakami exhibit at The Broad definitely inspired us and this AI Takashi Murakami-inspired installation makes us think we need more of his work on display in L.A. permanently.
If Van Gogh Painted Over Walt Disney Concert Hall
Perhaps all the immersive exhibits we’ve seen this year should be taken outside. After all, that is where most of the masters like Vincent Van Gogh spent his time painting.
Walt Disney Concert Hall As A Canvas For Matisse
Frank Ghery’s stunning swathes of stainless steel make for the perfect canvas. There’s is no denying the beauty of the shimmering panel system, but we quite like it with a touch of bold color.
Griffith Observatory In The Style Of Dali’s Melting Clocks
The Griffith Observatory is easily one of the most beautiful and flawless Art Deco landmarks in L.A. but it looks just as interesting with gold dripping down the sides.