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Weekend / Stuff

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Huge Martz lamps and Ben Seibel
Smalls, including Susan Peterson and a Pond Farm-y pot.

Richard Saar Ceramics / AMOCA

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Discovering Saar Ceramics Curated by Jo Lauria, AMOCA Adjunct Curator
Richard Saar (1924 – 2004)
To be honest, although I know I've seen Saar's work around, it never really registered with me. The only Saar I was familiar with was his ex-wife Betye Saar. They were married from 1952-70. 
After serving in the Coast Guard in World War II, Richard moved to Los Angeles to finish his arts education. In 1949 he started a ceramics business will his brother William. It operated until 1962. This exhibition includes an overview of his work.
Source: Richard Saar
Early studio production.
Most of the output by Saar Ceramics consisted of production slipware from molds, cast from handmade originals.


The ephemera wall



I know you saw that lantern hanging back there. In the late 1940's Richard went to school with Malcolm Leland at Jepson Art Institute in Los Angeles.
Richard was also associated with The Ackermans
The exhibition runs until September 16th

Weekend / Stuff

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A-frame mailbox. Made in Los Angeles, 1950s
Susan Peterson
Edward Durell Stone for Fulbright Industries, 1951
Euro stuff

LAMA Auction / June 2018

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LAMA Art & Design Auctionis this Sunday, June 10th.
Ruth Asawa (1965)
Gio Ponti
If I were ever to live with a Scandinavian table, I would like it to be with this one by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, Finland.
Bill Lam coffee table and VKG sofa.
George Nakashima Conoid room divider with monster Moulthrop vases. Phillip is on the left and Ed is on the right.
George again. This time with Dan Christensen.
More George 
Espenet chess table.
LAMbA 
Dave Muller
Stephens Tru-Sonic Speaker by Charles and Ray Eames


Weekend / Stuff

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Jens Risom, La Gardo Tackett and an iron and wood shelf. 

Visuals in Clay / Stan Bitters

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Stan Bitters "Visuals in Clay" at Mohawk West, with Ten 10

The installation is always tight with Ten 10.


A lot of folks showed up for the opening.  The garden at Mohawk West was the perfect venue and they hosted a great party. The exhibition runs until July 28th.

Weekend / Stuff

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Stuff from France, including a Finnish chair by Olavi Hanninen and a wall mount Lampe Gras designed by Bernard-Albin Gras. 
Le Corbusier with a Lampe Gras
I went to Berlin and bought a book.  More on Interbau later.