Art + Design professors Benjamin Gross and Haig Demarjian are among over 30 artists whose work was selected for The Loneliest Bachelor, an art show celebrating the life and legacy of Griffith Park’s most famous resident, P-22. The show runs October 5 through October 31at the Angel City Brewery in the Los Angeles Art District. All artwork in the show is available for purchase with a portion of proceeds going to support critical efforts to conserve land and develop wildlife crossings, helping future generations of mountain lions and other native animals thrive.
P-22 was a mountain lion who came to fame in 2012 when he was discovered in Griffith Park, coming from somewhere in the eastern flank of the Santa Monica Mountains. This meant that he likely crossed two major Los Angeles freeways to get to the park. P-22 was outfitted with a GPS radio collar shedding light on his movement, diet and habits as he persisted for 10 years in what was the smallest home range ever recorded for an adult male mountain lion. Since the park was a limited and isolated habitat, P-22 never found a mate or produced offspring.
Karen A Gahagan