The Unconscious in Beverly Hills
A Private Tour of Public Art
We cannot stress enough how much public art decorates the spaces and places of Los Angeles. Everywhere we go there are inspiring murals, sculptures, fountains (some dry these droughty days) and installations. Many are permanent, some temporary and some appear and disappear as though presented to us by art fairies in the night. While walking in the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills with our private Los Angeles tour near both the fabulous Montage Hotel and the historic and impressive Beverly Wilshire we come across this colored metal ribbon in front of a Gensler designed building (for George Comfort & Sons) on the main street of Los Angeles – Wilshire Boulevard. Created by Franz West and entitled “The Unconscious” the three built-in seats invite the passerby to rest and contemplate the form. The shadow in this photograph gives some idea of how the shape can be perceived and the tiled circles on the ground perfectly suit what a mind might do when allowing thoughts to navigate without bounds. Companion works by the artist, “The Id and the Superego” can be found in New York’s Central Park. Our custom tour guests love seeing the art and getting to know more about the work and the people involved in the creation and placement of the public art in Los Angeles.