Move over, Manhattan Beach Pier. There’s a new Instagram darling coming to town.

Just across the sand, to be more precise.

Thanks to a generous resident, billionaire philanthropist Warren Lichtenstein, the beach town will soon be home to an iconic “LOVE” sculpture.


An icon against an icon

Lichtenstein, founder and executive chairman of the hedge fund Steel Partners Holdings, is a fan of Indiana and purchased one from him years ago. It’s been sitting in the backyard of his Redondo Beach home near Torrance Beach.

Now a resident of The Strand in Manhattan Beach, Lichtenstein decided to share the sculpture with the community.

“It’s one of those pieces of art where all the kids like to climb on it and it’s photographed,” Lichtenstein said in an interview. “I figured what a great thing it would be to put it in Manhattan Beach.”