Mobile Art

John Banks

Mobile Art, by John Banks, is a linear sculpture that changes its visual identity as one moves around it. From one view it is readable as text and from other views it is abstract. The abstract sculpture made of turreted pipe is approximately 8′ tall. The new entry plaza at McBride Park is an ideal location for Mobile Art as it allows the art to be viewed from all directions and complements the architecture of the new Teen Center.



Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative




Address 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.7865, -118.18053

Location Name Ernest McBride Park

Location DescriptionLocated in front of Teen Center

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

Dimensions8 ft tall

Primary Materials


Additional materialsTurreted pipe

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