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Art & Design Study Collection
On Display: Second floor
Franco Assetto was born in 1911 in Turin, Italy, but lived the majority of his life in the United States. He was most well-known for his exhibition The Bread Show, in which he displayed various loaves of bread cast in bronze, and several fountains he designed. Assetto passed away in 1991 in New York City.
Student composed text panel:
Franco Assetto (Italian, 1911-1991)
le Jaune II, 1961
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations.
Franco Assetto was born in Turin, Italy but lived much of his life in the United States. He is most notably known for his sculptures but also had a talent for abstract painting.
Le Jaune II is French and translates to “Yellow II” in English. “Yellow” describes this piece as Assetto used many different shades of yellow to create this abstract artwork.
This piece ties directly into the art of the 1960’s. During that time, America was introduced to many new influences including, rock n’ roll, consumerism, and American pop culture. Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art were taking strides along with non-representational abstract art as seen in this piece.
Abstract geometric shapes in yellow, orange, and red. Three dimensional in nature.
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