Showing posts from November, 2018

Weekend / Stuff

I went to Mexico City and did a little shopping.  I spent a lot of time in bookshops on this trip. These are just some of the books I came back with. They are a really dumb thing to buy while traveling.
Don Shoemaker

Objects USA / Fall 18

Another Objects USA show has come and gone. Many thanks to those who came.
Dave Hampton put together a nice collection of Concrete Poetry pieces. 

Works by Lynn G. Fayman
Jack Boyd
Ellamarie Woolley copper and mosaic plaque
Richard Mills aluminum planter
Kay Whitcomb, Phyllis Wallen and Jackson Woolley

Weekend / Stuff

Robert Bulmore lamp, Jack Boyd sculpture, little Earthgender and fire tools. 
Arthur Umanoff cart for or David Morgan and a Ben Seibel for Kraftware
Caught in action
Photo: NFS
A better look at the Jack Boyd

Weekend / Stuff

La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery, model CS-27

Maurice Grossman faces and Dick Seeger

Paul Rudolph / Walker Guest House

Paul Rudolph’s 1952 Walker Guest House has been erected in downtown Palm Springs. The house is a full-scale replica that is on loan from the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) in Florida. It was relocated and reconstructed by PS ModCom as part of Palm Springs Modernism. It made it's debut at Fall Modernism, which happened last month. It will be up until March 2020.
"Strictly adhering to an 8’ x 8’ cubic module, Rudolph created a one-unit high, three-unit wide by three-unit deep 24’ square pavilion. Offset exterior sister-ed columns frame the structure and visually lighten an already nimble assembly.
These fames support a pulley system connecting a weighted ball and plywood panel. The raised ball shuts the flap to secure the screened bay, when lowered, it yields a canopy of shaded exterior space while affording natural ventilation within and through, earning the guest house the moniker of “the cannonball house” in the process. Occurring on two consecutive of every three ba…


OBJECTS: FALL 18 Vintage Art Exhibition and Sale
Friday, Nov. 16 from 7-9pm Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10am-5pm Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10am-2pm 
Ronis Fine Art - 1946 BroadwaySan Diego, CA 92102 
Objects USA, an online gallery and resource for midcentury art and design, presents Objects: Fall 18, the thirteenth in a continuing series of sales exhibitions. 
Items for sale are all vintage, from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and include paintings, sculpture, pottery, furniture and functional objects for indoor and outdoor use. Hard to find examples of California Design will be featured as well as artwork by midcentury San Diego artists and members of the Allied Craftsmen.

Weekend / Stuff

My haul from LA Downtown Modernism
Hans Coray Landi chair