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    "But in Germany, boy do they know how to sweeten the deal. Recently, French-born, Berlin-based artist Cyprien Gaillard built a pyramid out of 72,000 bottles of beer at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and invited visitors to contribute in a key way: by getting bombed on it.” (fastcodesign.com) [March 2011]

    Oh I wish there was a time lapse video of that. Poor security guards.

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    March 25, 2014, 9:46am  

    Jacob Kassay Untitled 2012

    Jacob Kassay Untitled 2012



    March 16, 2014, 2:03pm  

    Louise Bourgeois Fillette (Sweeter Version) 1968-89

And we end our day on the late queen of human sexuality and the frank and piercing gaze, Louise Bourgeois. She was a gift.

    Louise Bourgeois Fillette (Sweeter Version) 1968-89

    And we end our day on the late queen of human sexuality and the frank and piercing gaze, Louise Bourgeois. She was a gift.



    March 12, 2014, 5:00pm  

    Top: Marc Jacobs FW 14

    Bottom: Max Streicher



    March 10, 2014, 10:43am  

    1. Wide shot of Miu Miu FW 14

    2. Tighter Shot of Miu Miu FW 14

    3. Ben Long Scaffolding Installation

    4. Christo and Jeane-Claude Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95



    March 05, 2014, 1:07pm  

    Top: Louis Vuitton FW 14

    Bottom: Kathryn Andrews



    March 05, 2014, 9:28am  

    I went to the Calder show at LACMA last week and have a few thoughts about it that I thought I would share with the group today.
The space is interesting and reminiscent of a mobile. The curves are organic and a bit confusing but beautiful. One is never sure what way to go, so while there is never a logical path, the process isn’t forced but revelatory in it’s casual progression. Calder’s oeuvre includes so much more than what the casual fan (including myself) expects and the evolution is a wonder to behold. The levity and playfulness of the sculptures really infects your soul. The only problem I had with the show is the off-putting feeling of being surrounded by immobile mobiles. I understand the conservational need to protect these treasures, but it evoked the same feeling as one gets in a zoo, the restraint of natural power. Animals in cages waiting to be freed.
I must say my favorite thing must be how excited the guards are to be in there and talk with you about the pieces. It’s a true estimate to how art can influence a mood. Genuine smiles and conversation abounded between the guards and patrons as if everyone knew what a special moment they were participating in and couldn’t help but share it with everyone within arms reach. Truly beautiful.
What are you doing this weekend? Seeing the Calder show at LACMA? Thought so.

    I went to the Calder show at LACMA last week and have a few thoughts about it that I thought I would share with the group today.

    The space is interesting and reminiscent of a mobile. The curves are organic and a bit confusing but beautiful. One is never sure what way to go, so while there is never a logical path, the process isn’t forced but revelatory in it’s casual progression. Calder’s oeuvre includes so much more than what the casual fan (including myself) expects and the evolution is a wonder to behold. The levity and playfulness of the sculptures really infects your soul. The only problem I had with the show is the off-putting feeling of being surrounded by immobile mobiles. I understand the conservational need to protect these treasures, but it evoked the same feeling as one gets in a zoo, the restraint of natural power. Animals in cages waiting to be freed.

    I must say my favorite thing must be how excited the guards are to be in there and talk with you about the pieces. It’s a true estimate to how art can influence a mood. Genuine smiles and conversation abounded between the guards and patrons as if everyone knew what a special moment they were participating in and couldn’t help but share it with everyone within arms reach. Truly beautiful.

    What are you doing this weekend? Seeing the Calder show at LACMA? Thought so.



    February 28, 2014, 11:19am  

    On February 10, 2014, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles installed Barry Le Va’s Shatterscatter (Within the Series of Layered/Pattern Acts) (1968-1971) under the guidance of MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson with a sledgehammer.  

    Born in Long Beach, California in 1941, Le Va gained prominence when his felt “distribution” works appeared on the cover of Artforum in November 1968. Scattered across large expanses of floor, these works appeared at first to be random in their execution and were grouped with the art of emerging sculptors such as Robert Morris and Richard Serra. But unlike those artists, whose main concerns involved the reliance on chance, Le Va’s distribution pieces were the result of carefully planned and choreographed activities. 

    In Shatterscatter, six sheets of glass are stacked on top of one another, and as each new layer is added, it is struck with a sledgehammer at its center, causing it to shatter. A final layer of glass is placed over the stack of shards and left untouched. The resulting sculpture is cut off from other works within the exhibition space; its pristine glass top encases the raw energy of the work’s creation into what Le Va called an “isolated contained act.”

    Barry Le Va - Shatterscatter (Within the Series of Layered/Pattern Acts) - MOCA U - MOCAtv 

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    February 19, 2014, 1:32pm  

    Patrick Martinez  tough love 2012

Melted down hand guns, hard plastic, metal (bow) automotive paint with flake and clear.

    Patrick Martinez  tough love 2012

    Melted down hand guns, hard plastic, metal (bow) automotive paint with flake and clear.



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    February 14, 2014, 12:00pm