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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

 

 

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Deadline: December 15
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Deadline: December 31
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Deadline: January 16
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Sep042013

Exhibitions: Andy Warhol in New York

Half of a diptych featuring a Marilyn Monroe impersonator from the new exhibition I’ll Be Your Mirror: Photographs by Andy Warhol from the Private Collection of Warhol’s Inner Circle, now on view at the 1stdibs Gallery at the New York Design Center. Image courtesy 1stdibs.

If you happen to be at the New York Design Center from now till October 7, be sure to stop by the 1stdibs Gallery for a new exhibition, I’ll Be Your Mirror: Photographs by Andy Warhol from the Private Collection of Warhol’s Inner Circle. The show, presented by 1stdibs Gallery and Hedges Projects, brings together 150 black-and-white silver gelatin and Polaroid photographs by Andy Warhol from the private collections of his assistant Pat Hackett. Also on view are never before seen photos taken by Sam Bolton, Warhol’s last studio assistant, and rare and important Warhol photographs from the private collection of Jim Hedges, the owner of Hedges Projects and the show’s curator.

Included are photos of some of Warhol’s most famous—and infamous—subjects arranged around four key areas. There’s Andy Warhol’s Nightlife with Scenes from Studio 54, which features 8x10 black-and-white photos of Liza Minnelli, Halston and Bette Midler, to name just a few; The World of Mick Jagger and his Ladies has appearances by Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Tina Turner, Ron Wood and Patty Hansen; Newly Released Works by Sam Bolton offers never-before-seen photographs taken by Sam Bolton, Warhol’s last studio assistant; and Serialities, which touches on Warhol’s favorite diptychs and highlight everything from Nancy Reagan to drag queens to chandeliers to urinals.

Of the Serialities, Hedges says, “For Warhol, examining a subject as many times as possible increased the subject's relevance and importance.” He adds, “Throughout his career, he was obsessed with the notion of seriality and repetition. he even called his artist studio, The Factory—a place from which he made art like a machine. In fact, as an artist, Warhol removed the hand of the artist as few before him had ever done.  He obsessively replicated the same images, engaging with his subject in a cinematic manner.”

If you can't make it to New York, the photographs may also be viewed at 1stdibs.com.

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