Dan Gilroy’s 2019 thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw” is set in the Los Angeles art scene. The offices of Rhodora Haze, played by Rene Russo, can be found in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Staples Center.
LOCATION: 1200 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Morf, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, meets Josephina, played by Zawe Ashton at the Colburn Cafe. While the address is on S Grand Ave, it’s not visible from that street. It’s actually located directly behind another location in the film; the “LAMA” museum, covered later in this article. There are walkways on either side of the building from S Grand Ave to access this area.
LOCATION: 201 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The art studio of Piers, played by John Malkovich is the H.D. Buttercup building in Downtown Los Angeles.
LOCATION: 2118 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
This is the view seen whenever Dondon pays Piers a visit at the same location.
Gretchen, played by Toni Collette, visits the LAMA museum, which is actually the Colburn School. Directly behind this building is the Colburn Cafe previously mentioned.
LOCATION: 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Across the street is The Broad museum, with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the distance. Both of these are seen as Gretchen visits LAMA.
LOCATION: 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Late in the film, Josephina can be seen at a bar. This exterior is located just a few buildings away from the art studio of Piers.
LOCATION: 2053 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021