CRA/LA
contact us
About UsMeetings & Agendas.Project Areas

       Facts At A Glance

  • CRA/LA’S commitment to public art began over 40 years ago.
  • Over 200 art projects in 21 redevelopment project areas have been completed to date.
  • California Plaza developers met their art requirement by building a $23 million facility for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Art Projects
by Artist / Organization
by Redevelopment Area

Tours, Maps, & Neighborhood Guides
Audio Tours & Walking Tour Maps
Neighborhood Public Art Guides

Opportunities
Current RFPs/RFQs
Mailing Lists

Policy, Guides & Publications
Art Policy
Developer Guide
Art Program Guide
Art Plan Form
Placemaking Brochure
Art and Culture Reports

Advisory Panels

Contact Art Program

*NEW* Arts Resources

 \\Commonspot\internet-site\images\bullet1 Art Projects
 
Peter Lodato
Silver Tower
1991


Project Area: Little Tokyo
Project: Brunswig Square
Project Location: 360 E. Second Street
Project Type: Developer

Description:

Stainless steel obelisks from the artist's "Wrathful Means" series of paintings and sculptures depict the power and ferocity of Mahakala, the protector of Lamism. "Silver Tower" is 25'h x 21"w and is equal in height to the building at its rear. According to Lodato, the rippled finish of the obelisk "reflects the energy invested by the craftsmen who worked the surface." Lodato and the architect, Donald Barany, collaborated in integrating the sculpture with the 20' x 24' patio at Brunswig Square. They determined the sculpture's height, added signage, planters and seating in the patio, and framed the building's retail entrances with neon lighting.
Overview Image
 

Artist Profile

Peter Lodato, a Los Angeles native, received his BA from California State University, Northridge in 1969.  Lodato’s sculptures are in the public collections of Bard College; Syracuse University; Brooklyn Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Dallas Museum of Art; State University of New York; and the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.