1930's Lady Levi's, 1950's costume jewelry, 1950's furniture, 1950's graphic design, 1950's textiles, 50's, 60's, Adrian Adolf Greenberg, airstream trailer, Alan Lustig, Avanti car, beatnik, Bernard Kester, Charles Eames, jewelry, Levi's, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, mid century modern, Paul Laszlo, Ray Eames, Rudolf Schindler, Rudy Gerneich, sombrero, Tim Burton
California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way. I went on Saturday and it was soooo fantastic. I was prepared to be wowed by the reassembled Eames living room (and I was, although photos make it look larger), but was surprised at how much was inspiring to me. From the pottery, to the posters, to the textiles, to furniture, even a car, I drank it all it. All I had was my phone, forgive the graininess.
They let us take photos, except in the Eames living room, which is laudable I guess. They didn’t in the Tim Burton exhibit next to it. If you go on a weekend the parking might be a nightmare. The LACMA lot was full, and no street parking. I parked at Museum Square a block over on Curson/Wilshire, where SAG has their office, as a back up. It was $17!!! for 2 1/2 hours. Be forewarned.
The Tim Burton exhibit brought out all the goths in SoCal. Good! They could use some sun.
His drawings definitely have a life of their own, and I appreciate his unique aesthetic, but I didn’t connect with it on a personal level. What really wowed me was the Colleen Atwood, full, S & M-y, Edward Scissorhands suit. So many details, like little brass keys sticking out of keyholes, in Edward’s heels, you miss when watching it on screen.
Check it out if you can.