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Lincoln

Artist
Emil Seletz
Year
1958
Artwork Type
Sculpture
Media & Support
Bronze
Department
Internal Services
Location
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
District
1
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Location

Latitude: -118.245963 - Longitude: 34.056741
Image: Lincoln

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Description

Emil Seletz’s bronze bust of Lincoln currently resides in the second-floor lobby of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration facing Grand Park. Originally, it was located in the County’s Courthouse; however, due to a perceived conflict between Seletz’s role as a frequent court witness and his prominently situated statue, the Board of Supervisors decided that the bust of Lincoln should be removed from the Courthouse and re-located to the Hall of Administration. The bust depicts Lincoln before he became president and before he grew his iconic beard.  

About the Artist

Emil Seletz was a Los Angeles neurosurgeon who also worked as a sculptor. He completed a number of busts in his lifetime, mostly of noted physicians.