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Fondation Louis Vuitton

23 Feb

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fondation-entreprise-lvmh-2000x1100I was recently at LACMA and in addition to seeing The Sympathetic Imagination, I also saw the Frank Gehry exhibition which includes an incredible collection of architectural models of Gehry’s life’s work. Included was the model for Fondation Louis Vuitton , one of his most recent creations which opened its doors in Paris in 2014.

The Fondation is a museum dedicated to contemporary art and was funded by the LVHM Group which owns brands such as Celine, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, among others. I can’t wait to visit it the next time I am in Paris!

(First photo by me, second photo by Iwan Baan for Fondation Louis Vuitton.)

The Sympathetic Imagination

17 Feb

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This past weekend I saw The Sympathetic Imagination  by Los Angeles-based artist Diana Thater. The exhibition is a survey of her film and video work. I’d read about it and had been wanting to see it and am so glad I finally did.

The LACMA website describes the works as, “…dynamic, immersive installations.” It goes on to say that they “challenge and invert accepted positions and realities through the deployment of color, movement, scale, and architecture.” It is an extremely accurate description. The colors and images make you feel fully immersed and as though you become one with them. I can’t recommend this exhibition enough.

If you live in LA or plan to  visit, go see it. It’s on view until April 17.Luckily for me, I am member  of the museum and can return again to see it as many times as I want before its run ends.

(Photo by me of Big Red Sun, 2000 by Diana Thater)

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov

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Happy Day to all of you! I came across artist Hannah Rothstein’s interpretation of how different artists would prepare  Thanksgiving dinner, and I love what she did. I think I may ask my three year-old nephew if he wants to recreate the third photo, Jackson Pollack! If you want to be inspired to create your own work of art with today’s Thanksgiving meal, you can see more photos here.

(Photos by Hannah Rothstein. First: Mondrian, second: Picasso and third: Pollack)

Art Portraits Taking Selfies

11 Nov

museumofselfies1Have you seen the Museum of Selfies Tumblr? It was started by Danish art director Olivia Muus. She began the blog by taking photos of old painted portraits and placing her smartphone in front of them in the National Gallery in Denmark,  making it appear as though the portraits were taking selfies. Now, she is compiling a collection of photographs from other people and adding them to the blog. The phones really give a whole new perspective to the works.  I definitely think the next time I visit a museum I will do that too, with no flash, of course! You can see more photos and make your own submission here.

(Photo by Ny Carlsberg Glyptoktek via Museum of Selfies)

Miniature Art

30 Oct

tiny-9tiny-4Postcards for Ants is a project started by artist Lorraine Loots. She began creating daily miniature paintings in 2013. This year, Cape Town, where Loots is from, was named Capital Design of 2014 and all her paintings are  based on that city. I am amazed by the detail of such small works of art. She is making and selling five postcards for each painting she creates.You can see more paintings and purchase them  here.

(Photos via This is Colossal)

The Weekend

21 Mar

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What are you up to this weekend? I am going to try and sleep in as much as I can, since last weekend I worked a lot and didn’t get the chance to! However, tomorrow we are going to see The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I am really looking forward to seeing (I think Ralph Fiennes is a great actor!) and on Sunday, we are going to finally see the exhibition  James Turrell : A Retrospective at LACMA. We recently became members and are excited to experience this show!I hope your first  weekend of spring is great!

(First image  Raemar Pink White, 1969, James Turrell via LACMA, second image via The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Art Replaces Ads

7 Feb

Etienne-Lavie1Etienne-Lavie6Things at work has been very busy for me during the last few weeks and that means I’ve been escaping mentally to Paris when I have a moment or even a few seconds to do so. Like I’ve mentioned before, Paris is my happy go to place  when I need a mental break and lately, I’ve been going there a lot!

The other night as I was looking at random photos of Paris online for a bit of escapism, I came across French artist Etienne Lavie’s “billboard ads” which he has placed throughout the city. He has called the project, OMG who stole my ads? He covers billboards and ads with classic works of art. As someone who works at a museum, I love this idea of bringing  art to people in this manner. Would you like art to replace advertisements and billboards  where you live?

(Images via Etienne Lavie)

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