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Art Deco Dave

Dave The Art Deco Man

I am not a developer, not an investor, not an apartment building owner, not a management company, not a capitalist. I am a PRESERVATIONIST and RESTORER.

I will continue to do what I do no matter who tries to stop me. When you love what you do, and do your best, you sometimes become an expert. Naturally, when you do what you love, success is not far behind. It is not important for me to be liked. And, yes, I get a few “haters,” jealous, envy, egotistical know-it-alls, but mostly I get admirers who are grateful for the beautiful restoration work we do in an effort to preserve a piece of the history of Los Angeles.

What is so special about our work? The dedication, the passion, the limitless attention to details and the fact that everything is original and does not look like it was just redone yesterday. Remember, this is your home and, if done right, you will always remember and cherish where you lived during this part of your life.

“There has never been, and never will be, anyone who sees, thinks, or responds exactly the way you do. Whether you’re an apartment restorer or an entertainer, you must display your differences to make a difference. But idiosyncrasies are often labeled weird, unseemly, even evil. The immense risk of creativity, then, is that it requires expressing your truest self, with a very high likelihood of being misunderstood and condemned.”
-Dave The Art Deco Man


“Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”
Abraham Lincoln, 1864



“The great use of life is to spend it doing something that will outlast it. All creativity relies on resistance to the opinions and interference of others. To be truly creative we must be willing to say to every other person on earth, I really don’t give a damn how you do it. This is a very dangerous undertaking.”
-Dave The Art Deco Man

The Uniqueness that allows us to be creative is also the place where we stand absolutely alone and are, therefore, most vulnerable. It’s not true that there is nothing new under the sun.”
-Dave The Art Deco Man

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