Downtown L.A. Celebrates The Champ's Arrival

by Morgan Stewart · March 30, 2011

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The time has come! As mentioned a few weeks ago, the stunning and large (23 ft!) installation titled "reALIze" of boxing legend Muhammad Ali made its debut Saturday night in downtown L.A. at the Nokia Plaza.

L.A.-based artist Michael Kalish (BTW, Kalish,  you're not so bad yourself- feel free to call me!) spent a year on the project estimating usage of 1300 speed bags to form Ali's face. Originally the artist was planning on debuting his artwork in New York but, ended up making the wise choice of keeping it local. Kalish, who is known for his over the top installations, truly outdid himself, we couldn't have been more impressed with the finished result- a true must-see!