1stdibs, the leading global destination for collectors and dealers of beautiful things, will present a special exhibition produced by Italian multimedia artist Mattia Biagi during the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Titled “Metropolitan Sets,” the installation will feature original art by Biagi curated alongside selections of furniture, lighting and objects from 1stdibs to evoke the desire of combing the past and the present. Smoke, light and sound will be manipulated within the venue for an immersive, multisensory experience. This sculptures from Mattia Biagi's Metropolitan Sets series expresses the personal investigation of the artist straddling life and death, nature and civilization, preservation and transformation. The images used to build the bodies of the pieces are references emerging from a lifetime of photographic clippings accumulated in the midst of magazines, pornography, art history, and personal photos. After having been directly printed on wood with a multilayered ink process, the images are cutout and assembled onto a Classic furniture form. This anthology of memories, visions and experiences allows Biagi to draw directly from his subconscious to create a three-dimensional statuary collage.