For a brief moment LA Art show visitors found themselves in Italy.
Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) commissioned Italian-born artist, Mattia Biagi, to create a site-specific artwork in their 2013 LA Art Show booth. Biagi, who lives and works in LA, has had pieces displayed at esteemed art institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR) and included in the permanent collection of the Louvre Dubai.
At the FADA-founded fair, Biagi transported visitors in his dreamy installation, "The Luck System": set against a photographic backdrop of Rome's monumental Trevi Fountain, patrons (tourists) “tossed” coins into the booth.
With a floor dressed by visitors’ wishes and spare change, the booth involved LA’s public to improve its art community. All change collected benefited The Art of Elysium, an organization empowering artists and communities of need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art; a donation which FADA matched.
Biagi continues to be a friend of FADA, exhibiting his iconic tar works in FADA Gallery Member Timothy Yarger Fine Art’s booth at the 2016 LA Art Show. Provoking and engaging a thoughtful public, FADA is committed to collaborating with cutting-edge artists and art organizations in their LA Art Show Booth.
Mattia Biagi's installation at the Timothy Yarger Fine Art booth at 2016's LA Art Show