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https://12sunsets.getty.edu

This is a cool site to play around with. I know a lot here are interested in or have visited the strip due to the connection to GNR.

There's an article here about how it came about https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/ed-ruscha-sunset-strip-getty/2021/01/07/5c14e6ba-4f89-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

The article is paywalled but below is a couple of excerpts.

Of all the online offerings brought to the surface this year in an earnest, if largely unsatisfying, attempt to make up for the loss of in-person encounters with art, none has enthralled me as much as “12 Sunsets,” an interactive website so cool it hardly knows what to do with itself. Which, of course, only reinforces its cool.

“12 Sunsets,” which was recently launched by the Getty Research Institute, allows you to explore photographs of the Sunset Strip across time and space. The photographs of both sides of the Strip — a 2½ -mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles — were taken by the celebrated Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha at shifting intervals over more than 40 years.

Through the 1970s, much of the focus on the Strip shifted to music, as huge rock bands like Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Who and the Rolling Stones used the Continental Riot House as an informal — and generally anarchic — home base. And in the 1980s, the Strip became a center of the hair metal scene, with bands like Guns N’ Roses, Poison and Mötley Crüe taking over some of the most popular venues.

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