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MCASD / La Jolla

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 The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego ( MCASD ) La Jolla has reopened after a major renovation and expansion by New York firm, Selldorf Architects . The gallery space was quadrupled from 10,000 to 40,000 square feet. It also adds one more name to the MCASD architect list. More on that later.  A Yoyoi Kusama pumpkin was added to the museum's collection.  It plays nicely off the Andy Goldsworthy egg outside. Sol Lewitt MCASD has one of the best collections of light and space works. Larry Bell John McCraken, Donald Judd and Robert Mangold Most of the galleries are filled with MCASD's own collection.  The exception is Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s The gallery spaces have been expanded and also include some impressive ceiling heights.  More Niki Niki de Saint Phalle, “Tir de Jasper Johns,” 1961 Speaking of Jasper Johns, here is his "Light Bulb I," 1958 Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha Local boy, John Baldessari And his buddy, Richard Allen Morris And his buddy, Tom Drisco

Weekend / Stuff

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Doyle Lane and Isamu Kenmochi Weekend goals achieved Doyle Lane ๐Ÿ’“ Jens Quistgaard Rare Woods Jacob Jongert for Dutch company Van Nelle. 1928–1930 Finally something to hide my coffee accessories in. Tapio Wirkkala and Kenji Fujita

Stools / JF Chen & Marta

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STOOLS from the JF Chen Collection , by  Marta & JF Chen . STOOLS and its contents are artful reminders that, despite immediate recognition of form—the identification of a stool, as such—there is no single language of creation or fabrication. We know an object is for sitting because the spirit of its design invites the body to do so. Through this intuitive dialogue, the stool becomes a mirror in which the everyday is reflected, observed, and made endlessly new. - Marta The exhibition includes over 120 stools at two sites. Josef Hoffmann Isamu Noguchi and Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni Yrjรถ Kukkapuro T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings Thonet and Phillip Lewis There are many "Attribution Unknown" which is fitting for the humble stool.  I'm a sucker for rope seats. Eames X 3 Stacy Dukes and  Tokukichi Kato Unknown but FLW-ish Isokon in the middle In addition to curating the exhibition and forthcoming catalog, Marta is hosting a portion of the exhibition at their Echo Park G