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Weekend / Stuff

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Lots of pots this weekend, including Doug Ayers and Susan Harnly Peterson. I found these two together.  During the 1950's and 60's    at UCLA , Bernard Kester (right) studied and worked under Laura Andreson  (left).  They have the same clay body too. They need to stay together. Myrton Purkiss and an enamel by Studio Del Campo

The Smiths / Morrissey

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These Days , a bookstore and gallery in Los Angeles has an exhibition of vintage Morrissey and The Smiths UK subway posters. This is pretty off topic, but it's where I cut my collecting teeth. Speaking of bigmouths, here is the title wall, with a Morrissey quote. Morrissey, alone in a corner. It happens a lot around here. I've never seen these before. There was a Malcolm Leland/AP planter in the entryway.  Back on topic. Ephemera fans of the world, unite and take over.

Weekend / Stuff

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Another bowl by Stan Hawk and a Norwegian polar bear by Arne Tjomsland It's always nice to pick up more California Design catalogs. Especially ones that used to belong to great local architects like Sim Bruce Richards Another Henry Takemoto!

Perriand / Japan

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Charlotte Perriand, with support from Sori Yanagi and Junzo Sakakura, was invited by the Japanese Ministry of Commerce and Industry/Department of Trade Promotion to serve as an advisor to help increase furniture exports for Japan. Perriand had met Sakakura while they were both working at Le Corbusier’s studio. Junzo worked with Le Corbusier in Paris from 1931 to 1936. On June 15, 1940 Perriand boarded a cruiseliner headed to Japan. This was one day after the nazis had captured Paris. She arrived in Japan on August 21, 1940. Image: Perriand with back to camera and Sori Yanagi (center), via Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living: Mary McLeod   She stayed at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Imperial Hotel. Then she traveled throughout Japan with Sori Yanagi and visited Mingei craftspeople around the county. Source: MFA Boston Perriand (middle) with Sakakura (left) with two Japanese craftsmen, 1941 Image: Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living: Mary McLeod  In 1941, after

Weekend / Stuff

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George Nelson Sometimes all you get is a book and a couple of flower pots.

Museo de Arte Moderno / Mexican Modernism

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Museo de Arte Moderno (1964) by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez The view from above, 1960s. Source:   Museo de Arte Moderno There was a small exhibition of Mexican Modernism at the same time the Don Shoemaker exhibition was happening.  1950s iron table by Talleres Chacón Cube lamb by Diego Matthai, 1971 Gustavo Perez Enamels by Miguel Pineda Mosaic table by Genaro Álvarez A sculpture garden wraps around the museum. Manuel  Felguérez Mathias Goeritz, 1953 Kazuya Sakai Casa Aztecalita by Juan José Díaz Infante was getting a little makeover. The restoration was funded by Pemex. Juan José Díaz Infante created the structure in 1967 as a pre-fab solution to the housing crisis in Mexico. He was influenced by a trip to Disneyland a few years prior. The house was installed at the museum in 1967 as part of an exhibition, Man and Plastic. It's been there ever since.