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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Oh, for the love of art. This is how we spent our Valentine's day. The new BCAM (Broad Contemporary Art Musuem) at the LACMA had a special preview for members today. We got a sneak peek at it. The building is so beautiful. The light and openness was wonderful. Some of the art was really cool. And as with contemporary art, some of it was total crap - sorry Jeff Koons, I'm talkin about you (although I did like his balloon sculptures that someone on his staff made).
I really liked this fire truck by Charles Ray. He put it so eloquently, "It was like a toy becoming a real truck, and when you looked at it, like a real truck becoming a toy".
Another favorite was Urban Light by Chris Burden. There are 202 cast iron street lights set up on a grid. I felt like I was in a forest of street lights. My son had so much fun playing hide-n-go seek in there.

There was also a super cool "laboritory" by Damien Hirst of butterflies. I couldn't take pictures inside so you will just have to trust me. He also had these stain glass windows that were made entirely of butterfly wings. The composition was so complex and the symmetry was impeccable! In my opinion, those butterfly windows are reason enough to go check it out.

After the museum we went and shared a banana split. I would post a picture of it, but we ate it all to quick!

Hope your day and week is wonderful!!

1 comment:

Papaver Vert said...

Hey there!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog (and the how to info)...so sweet of you.

By the way, I LOVE your jewelery AND the dining room table that you made - AMAZING!