It’s no secret that I love art. And as I’ve said many times before, I even appreciate art I don’t like. It all opens up my brain to creative ideas and that can’t be a bad thing.
Thursday morning I took the Expo Line train to the Pico Station which is just a couple of blocks walk from the LA Convention Center in downtown LA.
Some of the art seemed to be very commercial, some was just plain puzzling. Just my opinion.
But there were many pieces I found inspirational and enjoyable.
I am a big fan of kippers. I grew up in England eating these delectable smoked herrings. Now it is a great treat for me to eat lunch at Langers Deli and order the kippers with onions and scrambled eggs. Oh heaven! So, naturally, I enjoyed this photo. Not sure these are herrings but close enough!
I enjoy abstract art. I can’t explain why certain works appeals to me and others don’t. It’s an emotional reaction.
I’ve attended this show several times over the years. As always, there was plenty of variety.
Everything from the fantastical to the very simple.
Everything I am showing you here are the pieces I related to in some way.
I was really trying to limit this post to my to ten favorites. But obviously that was not possible! I’m sure if this was your blog post you would have a totally different list of images… that is what is so wonderful about art… different people have different reactions.
I couldn’t pick which ones to leave out. Each one is so different and all equally interesting.
This one is really clever. A map of the Greater Los Angeles area.
People were going nuts over this sculpture of Frida Kahlo. There seemed to be no middle ground. The opinion was either that it was fabulous on the one hand or really creepy on the other. I thought it was great, like she was there in person.
All the detail in this fascinated me.
New York City at night.
Just the opposite of the big city. This landscape is of Avalon Bay, Santa Catalina Island. I don’t know the exact date this was painted but had to be the early 1900s. If you know Avalon, today you would be looking at the Casino building and a harbor filled with boats. And houses and hotels everywhere. If I had a few extra dollars I would love to have this painting of one of my favorite places before “civilization” arrived!
The show started the evening before and several pieces already had the red dot indicating they were sold. So that’s a good sign that art is alive and well in LA.
I was happy to be able to spend a couple of hours wandering around with my point & shoot camera taking it all in. Until next year.
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