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California Design / LACMA

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An oasis of California Design is tucked away on the third floor of the Art of the Americas Building at LACMA
Richard Neutra, La Gardo Tackett and Walter Lamb
Richard Neutra, 1941 Chair from Channel Heights Housing Project, San Pedro
John Kapel, Greta Grossman and Ray & Charles Eames
As far as Eames, it doesn't get much rarer than this Evans prototype from 1944-45
They paid a pretty penny for it too. It was sold through LAMA in 2000 for $107,000
5-2-7 bolt pattern!  Of course I checked underneath. 
Richard Neutra, 1931/1941
David Cressey
Monster Gertrud & Otto Natzler
Harrison McIntosh x 2
John Mclaughlin
LACMA will be having a solo exhibition of his work, beginning on November 13.  Details: John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction

Tackett / Thursday

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It's National Coffee Day

Weekend / Stuff

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1967
Clay
Kids stuff

Tackett / Thursday

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Garden sculptures by La Gardo Tackett, a gift of the Lawrence Family in honor of Max and Rita Lawrence (Architectural Pottery founders), alongside  a Richard Neutra chair from his Channel Heights Housing Project, San Pedro. They are are currently on display at LACMA.

Weekend / Stuff

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Gertrud + Otto Natzler
Hawk House / Stan Hawk
Milo Baughman / Glenn of California


Weekend / Stuff

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Eames
Lantern by Aurilla Doener for Architectural Pottery and Doyle Lane
The Aurilla Doener lantern was in the 1964 Architectural Pottery catalog and it was shown in California Design 9 (1965)
A few years earlier Doener received an "Honorable Mention" in Washington. 

Plaque by Vivika and Otto Heino and a weaving
Cool ceramic lamps with not so cool shades

Tackett / Thursday

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Steve McQueen is the "King of Cool", so it's no surprise he had La Gardo Tackett and Kenji Fujita in the kitchen of his 1962 Buff & Hensman in the Hollywood Hills.  Photo: Sid Avery via Reform Gallery
I'm sure those Fujita liquor decanters saw a lot of use
Photo: Sid Avery
You know he drove his Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta to buy that Tackett
Steve McQueen also had Eames
Source: Life
He also wore khakis while sitting in his Tropi-Cal chair.  Tough guys sit on iron.
Source: Gap 

Marlon Brando with bongos and a Harry Lawenda Lamp. That also looks like a Richard Galef pencil cup.
Photo: Sid Avery
Paul Newman was kinda cool and collected Dansk.
Photo: Sid Avery

Weekend / Stuff

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VKG chairs, 40s terracotta sculpture and macrame   
Iron and Isamu Kenmochi
Clay and a Sori Yanagi sake glass

George Nelson/Irving Harper fire starter and Japanese iron