Franz West (1947- )
Fine Art Ordinance Obligation of 9465 Wilshire Boulevard
With its impulsive looping ribbon shape, Unconscious activates the plaza at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive. The sculpture has a charisma and humor that enchants viewers, and invites them to come closer, to touch, and to sit. In this way, Unconscious hopes to capitalize on the site's Beverly Hills "Gateway" location by presenting a visually dynamic work that encourages public interaction while challenging traditional notions of public art and monumental sculpture."
Fun Fact: Three seats are integrated into the work to invite physical contact, conversation and socializing.