Information about this sculpture came from "A Survey of Important Sculptures in Los Angeles County" June 25, 1998, prepared by Sculpture Conservation Studio, Inc., and Glenn Wharton and Associates, Inc. Do not reproduce information from this site without acknowledgement.

Artist: De Lap, Tony

Title: "Sledans"

Location: Inglewood Civic Center, East Carriage Trade Plaza, Inglewood (front of City Hall, adjacent to parking structure)

Date of Manufacture: 1979

Date of Installation: 1979 (?) not known

Foundry or Fabrication: not known

Dimensions: approximate dimensions H: 50' x W: 2' x D: 2'

Plaque: There are no plaques indicating the sculptor's name, title, significance

Inscriptions: The conservators were unable to get close enough to the sculpture during this examination to determine whether any foundry marks or signature are on the sculpture.

Siting: The sculpture is installed in front of the Inglewood City Hall at the Inglewood Civic Center. It is located in a large concrete fountain basin. The fountain is encircled by roads at two levels, and is adjacent to a large parking structure. Automobiles drive around the sculpture, approximately 50' away. The most significant environmental factors contributing to the paint deterioration are the intense ultraviolet rays from the sun and the carbon and acidic pollution from automobile exhaust and general air pollution in its urban environment. Birds roost on top of the sculpture, leaving acidic droppings. The sculpture is not easily accessible to the public. It was not determined during this inspection whether the sculpture is lit at night for security purposes.

Description: "Sledans" appears to be composed of flat sheet iron or steel welded together in segments. It is a tall minimalist column, with a stepped pattern of rectangles recessed towards the center of the vertical axis. The sculpture is painted brown/beige, with an industrial paint application.


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