Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Report from Los Angeles

Fred Shane, Nether World, 1968-69

LA was as beautiful as ever – one lovely day after another.
The LA Art Show that ended Sunday was well attended with as lively and interesting visitors as ever. Fred Shane’s Nether World, 1968-69, joined Hugh Mesibov’s Mechanical Dancers, 1944, and William Baziotes’ Young Clown, 1943, as the major crowd pleasers.

Hugh Mesibov, Mechanical Dancers, 1944

At LACMA the Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic show was a knockout. We could still see the Hollywood sign from our window at the Hotel Figueroa, and Musso and Franks was wonderfully unchanged.

William Baziotes, Young Clown, 1943