Franco Assetto | Largest Sculpture in Los Angeles
16” x 12” connected metal sheets painted in blue and red. | 1980
It's original home the Flax building in Westwood Village, making it's debut on March 23, 1980. It was created by Italian artist, sculptor, and painter Franco Assetto.
Measuring several hundred feet, fully extended, each accordion-style section consists of 16” x 12” connected metal sheets painted in blue and red. It folds up like an accordion to about 9 cubic feet. It is made of a pot metal and aluminum. Furthermore, the Sculpture is in “Original” condition, and could be painted any color, backlit, erected in different configurations and can be shipped anywhere in the world.
Franco Assetto (1911-1991), has a Museum in his hometown of Frontino Italy dedicated to his life works and his astonishing influential career as an artist.
Among the works completed by Assetto in Los Angeles are The Big Candy, located in MacArthur Park, Raoul and Via Crucis in Saint Basil’s Catholic Church. The present piece was displayed at the Flax M. Inc. Artist Materials Westwood location until the building’s demolition.