Monthly Archives: October 2011



Pacific Standard Time

Posted by The E on October 5, 2011

A Bigger Splash, David Hockney, 1967

Los Angeles continues to reinforce its reputation as one of the premier artistic centers in the world with a new collaboration called Pacific Standard Time. Started by The Getty Research Institute in 2002, the initiative set out to locate, archive, and acquire some of the most important works by LA artists since WWII. Ten years on, the initiative has evolved into a collaborative series of exhibitions and public art events across 30 participating LA museums, showcasing paintings, sculpture, film, photography, design, performance art, and concept work created between 1945 and 1980.

You can explore all the exhibitis of Pacific Standard Time on their website, and even create a customized calendar of all the exhibits you don’t want to miss. No matter what your art preference is, there is something for everyone, and you will want to cancel that ticket you bought to Crystal Bridges. Here’s what we’re most excited about:

Standard Station, Armadillo, Texas, Ed Ruscha, 1963

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970
J Paul Getty Museum - October 1, 2011 – February 5, 2012.

This is the flagship exhibition of the entire intiative and also the broadest, featuring “an indigenous strain of modernism evident in the hard-edge paintings, assemblage sculpture, and large-scale ceramics of the 1950s, the subsequent development of iconic Pop images of the city in the 1960s, and the conceptual and material contributions of Light and Space art and process painting that fostered the advanced art of the 1970s.” Whoa.

Eames Storage Unit, 1949

California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way”
LACMA - October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012

A collection of more than of the most iconic midcentury modern design pieces, including furniture, home décor, fashion, graphic design, and industrial design. You may just want to move right in.

Los Angeles International Airport, Gary Winogrand, 1964

In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980
J. Paul Getty MuseumDecember 20, 2011 – May 6, 2012

This is a smaller exhibit, featuring 25 photographs from the Getty permanent collection. We love a good black and white photo, and we also love any excuse to get up to the Getty for a bottle of wine.

All The Pants I had Except the Ones I Was Wearing, Ilene Segalove, 1974

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 – 1981
Museum of Contemporary Art – October 1, 2011 – Febuary 13, 2012

The MOCA exhibit explores a tighter period from 1974 to 1981, when the modernist movement, “characterized by a master narrative of progress and succession, reached a dead end”. The exhibit explores a variety of styles and genres that emerged after art ceased to fit into any type of master category for Art Historians.

Search for Weapons, Watts Riots, Cliff Wesselman, 1966

Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975
The GRAMMY Museum – February 22, 2012 – April 2, 2012

The GRAMMY Museum is an underrated museum mostly overshadowed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. This exhibit is a good excuse to finally make the trek. While details are still scarce, there is a lot of potential for an exhibit featuring a “wide-range of iconic images from the period… album art, handbills, concert posters, etc.” You can probably expect music, too.

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Who's Got the Habit? Julia Stiles

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Julia Stiles in the HABITUAL Tamar Trouser in Noir

Fresh off her appearance at the Emmys, where she chose a lavender gown by up-and-coming designer Georges Hobeika, Julia Stiles was spotted in HABITUAL Tamar Trousers in Noir while walking with her boyfriend David Harbour in New York. The Dexter star appeared most recently in a short film called “Sexting” by Neil Labute, which premiered earlier this week at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. The new couple met on the set of “Between Us”, slated for release in 2012.

This one comes courtesy of our friends at Just Jared.com.

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Single Shot: Wedding Botanicals

Posted by The E on October 4, 2011

Wedding Florals, Santa Barbara

We went to a friend’s wedding in Santa Barbara this past weekend and really fell for the botanical arrangements. These are certainly not your typical wedding florals, but they were beautiful and interesting and dressed up the space without being too fussy.

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