Dan Gilroy’s 2019 thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw” is set in the Los Angeles art scene. Morf, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, lives at this house, which would appear to be located in Hollywood, with the famous sign visible in the background. However, this was digitally added. The home, a famous architectural landmark known as the Case Study House, can actually be found in Altadena.
LOCATION: 2275 Santa Rosa Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Josephina, played by Zawe Ashton, lives in this apartment building, located in Koreatown.
LOCATION: 620 S Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
The offices of Rhodora Haze, played by Rene Russo, can be found in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Staples Center. The same location appears in the film “Malignant.”
LOCATION: 1200 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Morf meets Josephina 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
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
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.
Bryson is transporting some art to storage when a fire starts inside his vehicle, causing him to crash in front of this gas station. The same building, which is not an active business, has been seen in many films, such as “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Family Plot,” as well as the television show “Quincy M.E.”
LOCATION: 22124 Sierra Hwy, Sylmar, CA 91342
Rhodora and Josephina examine the wreckage of Bryson’s vehicle near the Arts District of Downtown L.A. This area is very popular for filming, with the bar exterior from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” notably located at the end of the street.
LOCATION: 1326 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Later in the film, Josephina has upgraded to a new apartment in Downtown L.A. Morf can briefly be seen exiting out front.
LOCATION: 1100 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Josephina can be seen at a bar located at this building. This exterior is just a few buildings away from the art studio of Piers.
LOCATION: 2053 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021