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Weekend / Stuff

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Pipsan Saarinen Swanson table and chair
More iron
Smalls


Weekend / Stuff

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Michael van Beuren

In 1937, Van Beuren designed this chair for the bungalows at the famous Hotel Los Flamingos in Acapulco. It was his first project in Mexico and the beginning of the Bauhaus-trained designer's long career in the county.
Source: El Diseño De Van Beuren, Ana Elena Mallet
Lightolier lamp that a lot of people claim to be by Maurizio Tempestini. 
The brother to the little square one I found a few weeks ago.

Edward A. Killingsworth / Historical Society of Long Beach

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Killingsworth, Brady and Associates, Killingsworth House (1966)
Celebrating the Architecture of Edward A. Killingsworth Saturday, May 19th
The Historical Society of Long Beach will be hosting a presentation by Ronald Dean Lindgren, Partner in Killingsworth Stricker Lindgren Wilson Architects. Lindgren will present “An Architectural History of Edward A. Killingsworth FAIA”, an illustrated presentation detailing Killingsworth’s work in Long Beach and beyond. 
A tour of homes and offices designed by Edward Killingsworth, including his personal residence, will follow the presentation.
More information and tickets here.


Photo: Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Weekend / Stuff

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Max Gottschalk chair and his bouncy buddy Tork
Smalls

Gaps in the Record / Dave Hampton

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GAPS IN THE RECORD: VANGUARD PRINT CULTURE IN SAN DIEGO May 11 – August 5, 2018
Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego documents the overlapping literary and visual art practices and independent publishing activity within San Diego’s mid-twentieth century creative community. The exhibition centers on a small group of painters who were also writers: Don Dudley (1930), Guy Williams (1934-2004), Richard Allen Morris (1933), Malcolm McClain (1923-2012), John Baldessari (1931), and Fred Cooper (1939).

Curated by Dave Hampton
The opening reception has been rescheduled to Friday, June 1st More information at San Diego History Center

Poems for Painters, by Guy Williams, Duchamp, 1963, offset print on paper

Weekend / Stuff

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The 80s called. They want their modern back. Ettore Sottsass Enorme Telephone

Downtown Modernism / Los Angeles

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Downtown Modernism Show in Los Angeles Sunday, April 29th It only happens twice a year.
I've said it before, it's my favorite flea market--for both buying and selling. I'll be in my usual spot. 




Maurice Martiné / Exhibition at Archive

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The Maurice Martiné exhibition is installed and the opening was a lot of fun.  It runs Monday through Saturday 11-5, until May 11th:
Archive 20th Century 884 W 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
More information and some tips, here.
I couldn't be happier about how it looks. More pics later. 
The opening. Archive really went all out hosting the event.
Thanks to all my buddies that were there! I'll do a more more in-depth post later.

Weekend / Stuff

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John Follis for Architectural Pottery
La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery
Robert Maxwell Critter
Peter Shire, 1989

Jun Kaneko / Desert Botanical Garden

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Jun Kaneko at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
The exhibition includes a series of monumental sculptures by Kaneko.





Sun Dial with a Soleri bell


The Kaneko exhibition runs until May 18th

Weekend / Stuff

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In terms of shopping, it was a very minimalist weekend. This is from the André Emmerich Gallery exhibition in 1979.

Cedric Hartman
A very well done E.T. ceramic face.  Ha!

AFASE Solar House / Scottsdale

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Solar House (1957) by Peter Lee


In 1954, a group of Arizona politicians, business leaders and Arizona State University joined forces with the Stanford Research Institute to form the Association for Applied Solar Energy (AFASE). The mission was to promote research and investment in solar energy. They held symposiums, exhibitions and sponsored architecture and design competitions. 

This included a 1957 competition called Living with the Sun. Architects submitted designs for a solar house that would be built in Phoenix. Concepts were submitted by Paolo Soleri, Victor Olgyay, Davis, Brody and Wisniewski, and Leland Lewis Evison. The prize-winning design was awarded toUniversity of Minnesota School of Architecture senior, Peter Lee. 

Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Lee was a student of Ralph Rapson, who was the De…