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Mid-Century Modern Mixed-Media Three Dimensional Abstract by Angela Kosta

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MCM mixed-media three dimensional abstract by Angela Kosta, circa 1960s. Framed and mounted on plywood measuring 24.25" x 30.5" x 1.375 the piece consists of cardboard, papier mâché and upholstery. A very cool abstract piece in wonderful midcentury condition. Angela Kosta, also known as Angela Driessen Kosta, was a contributor to the 1966 "Artists Tower of Protest" (also known as "The Peace Tower"). The Peace Tower was a 58 foot steel tetrahedron which was erected in 1966 on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles to protest the Vietnam War. The structure had 418 panels attached to it and it was designed by the sculptor Mark di Suvero. Artists from around the world contributed to the tower, including Elaine de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg (who provided the bulk of the funding to complete the work). The peace tower was dedicated on February 26, 1966 with speeches by Susan Sontag, Irving Petlin, and former Green Beret Donald Duncan. During the three months it stood, the tower and artists were continually under attack. Volunteers from Watts, the recent scene of race riots, assisted in defending it. Efforts were made to relocate the work to another permanent location, but none were successful. Ultimately, the tower itself was dismantled and cut up, the artworks were wrapped in brown paper and anonymously auctioned off. The peace tower was controversial for more than just its unpopular position against the Vietnam War. It represented the first instance of American artists coming together to create a collective work of art in political protest. Driessen Kosta received a degree in art education from Western Michigan University and did postgraduate work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a photographic set and window display designer in Chicago for 16 years, then moved to San Diego in 1979, where she mounted numerous exhibitions and received a variety of awards. Her artwork is primarily mixed media and sculptural assemblages.


  • Creator
    Angela Kosta (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 24.25 in. (61.6 cm)Depth: 1.375 in. (3.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU936614718542

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