Thursday, October 27, 2011

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Last Saturday Dan and I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the California Design, 1930 - 1965: "Living in a Modern Way" and Tim Burton exhibits.

Here I am in the Urban Light outdoor sculpture in front of the museum. Urban Light was created by Chris Burden using 202 restored cast iron antique street lights.

This is the entrance to the California Design, 1930 - 1965: "Living in a Modern Way" exhibit. There were examples of furniture, ceramics, fashion, textiles, and, graphic designs from the 1930s to 1965.

This is Concrete, Metal, and Stone Mosaic by Margaret Bruton.

This is Rib Chair by Arthur Espenet Carpenter. It looked like it would fit well in the Tim Burton exhibit.

The Tim Burton exhibit was extensive, covering his work from the early 1970s to the present. There were sketches, paintings, sculptures as well as videos, storyboards, costumes, and models from his films. I especially liked the black light room with eerie glowing images on the walls and a miniature carousel with freaky little creatures.

Photos were not allowed in the exhibit but here is the Tim Burton book and playing cards I got from the exhibit shop. Also pictured is the book for the California Design exhibit it and some reproductions of vintage Los Angeles post cards.

Here is a closer look at the Tim Burton playing cards. The illustrations are from The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories that appears to be a dark book of children's poems.


Postmaster said...

Did they do a tie-in with these stamps?

Deane D said...

I don't think they did. Well, I didn't see anything about it. But you have reminded me that I need to get some of those stamps.

Postmaster said...

Remember, they are "Forever" stamps. So get enough for future uses.