Anyone who lives in or is familiar with the neighborhood of Highland Park in LA knows Chicken Boy. He’s really more of a man (too muscle-y to be a boy), but his name comes from the restaurant he used to stand atop of in the 90’s. When the restaurant closed, a few artists fought to save what has become an LA landmark and here it stands on Figueroa Avenue. He’s tall, holding a bucket, and has a man body. What’s not to love?
Every once in a while, a group of artists (some of which are responsible for saving this dude) open up part of their space in the building below, show a little work, and have chicken paraphernalia on display and for sale. It’s worth it to go for the Chicken Boy merchandise alone. I went home with a little ceramic figurine, some floaty pens and pencils, and a lucky charm. I could have easily bought more.