March 10, 1982: Chris Burden in his “participation piece” artwork titled “The Flying Kayak,” on display at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery.
Burden is the artist behind the famous “Urban Light” installation at LACMA. Read more about “The Flying Kayak” on Framework.
Photo credit: Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times
Christian Marclay’s The Clock was declared by ArtInfo to be the most iconic artwork of the last five years. We’re screening it in full—that’s 24 hours straight—this Saturday and Sunday, for free. Seating is first-come first-served, and we recommend getting here early if you want to watch the late night hours, especially approaching midnight.
Christian Marclay, stills from The Clock, purchased with funds provided by Steve Tisch through the 2011 Collectors Committee, The Clock © Christian Marclay, courtesy White Cube, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, photo: Todd-White Art Photography
Ooooh get on this, LA people!
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Clockwise from top: Eames chairs; the 1950 cocktail table by Milo Baughman, described by Everywoman’s Magazine as “the heart, soul and center of a home”; and Eames’ living room, literally taken from his home in Pacific Palisades and transplanted into LACMA.
Hanging out with the LACMA tumblr in LA.
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Rolling with LACMA’s rock: A Times reporter bundles up for the all-nighters tracking the boulder’s journey and along the way discovers a moving town square.
The first night, we advanced just one mile between our 10 p.m. start until we docked at the side of the road around 4 a.m. Another night, we headed as far south as Long Beach to find an appropriate place to cross the L.A. River. The block party there attracted well over 20,000 gawkers.
Photo: Crowds greet the “Levitated Mass” boulder at LACMA. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Photo credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
A 340-ton boulder is expected to begin its difficult trek Tuesday night from a Riverside County quarry, rolling to a stop 11 days later in a new art exhibit at LACMA.
There, the two-story-high granite will be placed on its new home, resting atop a ramp-like slot in the ground through which visitors will pass, making it appear that the rock levitates above them. It will form the center of artist Michael Heizer’s enormous sculpture “Levitated Mass.”
Photo: The boulder at the Stone Valley quarry in Riverside in 2011. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
Charles and Ray Eames’ living room makes an interim home at LACMA: The midcentury legends’ untouched living room is relocated and reassembled, piece by piece, at LACMA.
Above, a time-lapse video of the move.
Video credit: Bryan Chan
CHRIS BURDEN: Metropolis II (by GagosianGallery)
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Chris Burden’s “Metropolis II” is coming soon to LACMA. “Urban Light,” his architectural installation of vintage L.A. lampposts, has become the de facto face of the museum, says Times art reporter Jori Finkel.
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Photo: Installation view of Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads” at LACMA. Credit: David Ng / Los Angeles Times
This 16th-century rug at LACMA is considered to be one of the greatest Persian rugs ever woven.
Photo: Ardabil Carpet, Iran, 1539-40; silk and wool. Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Starting in late July, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will begin running weekend visitor shuttles to the Watts Towers in South Los Angeles. The shuttles will include a guided tour of the towers site and the adjacent Watts Towers Art Center, as well as transportation to and from the museum.
LACMA said that the shuttles will depart at 11 a.m. from the Urban Light sculpture in front of the museum on Wilshire Boulevard. So far shuttles are scheduled for July 23 and 24, Aug. 20 and 21, and Sept. 10 and 11.
Tickets for the tours can be purchased by calling (323) 857-6010. The cost for a Saturday tour is $20 per person ($15 for museum members). The Sunday tours include lunch at the Watts Coffee House and cost $43 per person ($38 for members).
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At LACMA, lifelong outsider Tim Burton feels a connection. As a kid in Burbank, he took to drawing to communicate and fell in love with “making things.” Now, the filmmaker’s art speaks to more people than he ever thought.
Photo: Tim Burton stands Saturday at the entrance to the new LACMA exhibition devoted to his work as a filmmaker and an illustrator. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times