Showing posts from February, 2017

Moholy-Nagy / LACMA

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present opened recently at LACMA.
The exhibition looks at the work by the painter, photographer, sculptor, filmmaker, graphic/type designer, space designer, and teacher at the Bauhaus, Hungarian-born László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). Yellow Circle and Black Square, 1921

Construction in Enamel 1–3, 1923

A IX, 1923
A II (Construction A II), 1924

Vertical Black, Red, Blue, 1945

The exhibition runs until June 18th 👋

Weekend / Stuff

Scandi and Soleri
Rain and staying local = tough weekend

Palm Springs / Modernism 2017

Archive 20th Century stacked it high with great stuff
Reform Gallery with California's finest
J.B. Blunk at Reform Gallery
Sputnik does not mess around. Get it, they're from Texas.
Red had these great Allen Ditson chairs

Atomic Home Modern
Dharam Damama
Design One
Lisa Cliff Collection
Objects USA
Objects USA

Weekend / Stuff

Jack Boyd
Mosaic mural by Genaro Álvarez
Greta Grossman
Alexander Girard and George Nelson/Irving Harper

Internment / Executive Order

Executive Order 9066: February 19th, 1942, President Roosevelt authorized the internment thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan. Roosevelt's order affected 117,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds were native-born citizens of the United States. Ruth Asawa's father Umakichi, a 60 year-old farmer who had been living in the United States for forty years, was arrested by FBI agents and taken to a camp in New Mexico. The family did not see him for almost two years. Ruth (seated second from the left) was sent along with her mother and five siblings to the Santa Anita race track in Arcadia, California, where they lived for five months in two horse stalls. They took only what they could carry. “The stench was horrible,” she recalled. “The smell of horse dung never left the place the entire time we were there.” Read more, here. Source: Ruth Asawa
George Nakashima was forced, along with his wife and newborn daughter Mira, into a camp, in Id…