March 19, 2013



Scholar’s Books and Objects (Chaekkeori)


























Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century
Paintings; screens
Pair of four-panel screens, ink and color on paper
Image: 24 x 13 1/2 in. (60.96 x 34.29 cm); Overall screen: 33 7/8 x 63 1/4 in. (86.04 x 160.66 cm) each
Far Eastern Art Council Fund (M.88.97a-b)

Scholar’s Books and Objects (Chaekkeori)

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century

Paintings; screens
Pair of four-panel screens, ink and color on paper
Image: 24 x 13 1/2 in. (60.96 x 34.29 cm); Overall screen: 33 7/8 x 63 1/4 in. (86.04 x 160.66 cm) each

December 20, 2012
sfmoma:


Ed Ruscha, The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, 1968
via Proposal for a Museum: Ed Ruscha

sfmoma:

Ed Ruscha, The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, 1968

via Proposal for a Museum: Ed Ruscha

March 10, 2012
contemporary art double takes

After the incongruous references to Queen and Guns ‘N Roses in this article on Michael Heizer’s boulder arriving at LACMA last night—to wit:

The scene on Miracle Mile was reminiscent of the excited and diverse crowd that has come out at night to watch the convoy as it zigged and zagged through the region. There were cameras, baby strollers, folding chairs, politicians and other people of every race and economic class. There was also a surfeit of rock puns: Someone was even playing “We Will Rock You” as the truck passed the La Brea Tar Pits.

and then

Jeff Miller, 32, went to a Guns N Roses show at the Hollywood Palladium that lasted, he reported, until close to 3 a.m. At that point, he figured he would just make a night of it and headed over to museum.

—after that, our friend Erica could be forgiven for reading “Axl Rose” in the next paragraph:

But none of this distracted from the weird awe of the early morning spectacle. “There must be 1,000 people here,” said Alex Rose, 32, who drove over from Venice. “I’ve been really fixated by this, that something like this can get so many people out here.”

Combine this with references to “ubiquitous city councilman” Tom La Bonge and you have a very skewed scene indeed, over by the tar pits.

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