Thursday, September 20, 2012

Klimt at the Getty Center

All art is erotic.
~Gustav Klimt

Yay! I made it! The Klimt exhibition at The Getty Center ends this weekend but my friend Malaika and I made it under the wire! It was especially great because not only do we both love his drawings (which was whey were exhibiting) but I hadn't gone an done anything with her outside of a group in ... a year? Two? Honestly, I can't remember. Her parents run the Wizard of Art where I teach, so once in a blue moon we all go to happy hour but even that is rare, so this was extra special.

Yay!!! I love his drawings!!! Sorry, I couldn't take pictures!

Here is a film that was shown in the exhibit which includes many of the pieces in the show. Enjoy! If it doesn't work, click HERE to see it on the website.

As you can see, it was a gorgeous day! Last time I was there the garden was closed ... not this time! 

I love museum gift shops but they are quite dangerous. I managed not to go nuts this time and just picked up postcards, from the exhibit, to send to my nieces at school in New York, and a little birthday gift for my sis. Fortunately, I already have Klimt books, including a rather extensive one of his drawings, so it was easy to not get tempted by the catalog, this time. Phew!

My favorite iPhone photo of the day. :)

Whoever wants to know something about me - 
as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures
and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want.
~Gustav Klimt

Have an amazing weekend everyone!
Blessings and light!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Movie Props and a Vintage Vibe

As I have mentioned before, certain places in town make me feel like I've gone on on a little trip. (Can you tell I miss traveling?!) That's one of the reasons I always love going to China Town. I went down there a couple of weeks ago with my parents, to go to my framers, and my mom and I had sent my dad across the street to get a broom and some almond cookies. Turns out that they were doing a reshoot for the Sean Penn/Ryan Gosling movie "Gangster Squad" and they were using the courtyard area in China town. Of course, being that the movie takes place in the 1940s, we had to check it out.

What was amazing was what their art director and props department had done. There were vintage cars and all sorts of wonderful antiques and vintage goods that might have been sold in 1940s Chinatown. I was so bummed my camera was at home! Fortunately, I had my camera phone and was able to get a few shots before the battery died!

Anyway, I found a couple of the props people and I said "This looks amazing! You guys are doing a great job! Where did you find all this great stuff?" One young woman beamed, "Thank you! Every prop house in the city!"

Sometimes I just love L.A.

I love this car!!!!

If you want to check out cutie-pie Ryan Gosling in his 1940s garb click here.
Here is the Trailer ...

Though Gangster Squad has some great actors and looks like a good film ... I am not sure I can handle that kind of violence. Maybe home where I can mute the sound!

Here are two films I can't wait to see!!!
(just put in the new Lincoln trailer that was just posted a couple hours ago!!!)

Hyde Park is based on a visit that the King and Queen of England made to the United States in 1939, so in the spirit of that, and to get you into the vintage vibe with me, here is a sweet little ditty...

Hope you are all doing great!!
Blessings and light!