Ken Price

 

Ken Price’s work is so beautiful on the outside I kind of want to explore the inside too, don’t you?!  Very excited to go check out the show at LACMA today.  For more than fifty years, Ken Price, born in 1935 in Los Angeles, California, created remarkable and innovative works that have redefined contemporary sculpture and ceramics.  His work is beyond beautiful.  Read more here and here.

 

The DeLorean

 

The first DeLorean DMC was made in 1981 by John DeLorean (that swank dude pictured above).  About 9000 rolled off the lot and into the hands, or driveways, of drivers during its two years of production. DeLorean was a brilliant engineer, responsible for the Pontiac GTO muscle car, the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac Grand Prix, who dreamed of something even greater.  Unfortunately, after he created the badass DeLorean DMC-12 (made of stainless steel!) he ran into some drug smuggling problems and the whole company went down with him. Regardless, he got off on his charges, as all cool engineers do, but by then no one was interested in the car anymore …

 

 

 

yep, this one is solid gold!

 

… but today we have Steven Wynn serving as president of the DeLorean Motor Car Company, and he has big plans to bring back the defunct vehicle from the dead.  Look for it in 2013!  I’d buy one.

 

 

Rudi Gernreich

This seemed like a fitting extension of yesterday’s celebration of Op Art king Victor Vasarely.  While he was the ruler of the canvas, Rudi Gernreich was the total look, super mod fashion god!  Just amazing.  Why don’t things look this good today?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Vasarely

“My art transposes nature thus one more time, this moment right now, the one of physics that renders the world physically comprehensible.” 

                                                                          —VICTOR VASARELY (1906-1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ripped

 

 

RIPPED: Expressions from the Underground, explores the art and influence of punk rock on design and culture. Curated by Cesar Padilla, artist, musician, collector, punk rock enthusiast, and co-owner of CHERRY (one of the best vintage stores in NYC).   What started off as a book has expanded into an exhibition opening this week at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles.  RIPPED includes 150 band T-shirts, photographs, posters, and related ephemera from the punk, post-punk and indie rock eras.  Should be good …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Philip Castle

I went to see the Stanley Kubrick exhibit up at LACMA (which is a must see!), and some of my favorite things, amongst all of the amazingness on display, were a series of posters made by airbrush artist Philip Castle for a Clockwork Orange.  With the help of Google I found a lot more equally incredible creations.  Pretty rad.