Friday, October 18, 2013

Oceanside Museum of Art Auction

Somewhere #1
30"x30", synthetic pigment on board

Over 80 artists are participating in this auction at the OMA (Oceanside Museum of Art),  a small but mighty museum.
The live auction will be held October 26 at the museum, but a silent auction is ongoing until then.
OMA auction
OMA Auction Page

Monday, October 14, 2013


Someplace far away in San Diego.............................

Monday, October 7, 2013

Have some fun: Chris Burden's Metropolis II

When I visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  I like to visit Metropolis II by Chris Burden if I manage to be there on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday when this magnificent machine is running.
This model of the big city takes me back to my Sunday afternoons spent at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago where I would be mesmerized by their miniature train set, housed in a gigantic room on the first floor.  The Chicago museum was a storehouse of models both small like the train set or Colleen Moore's Doll House, or gigantic, like the model of a human heart you could walk into and hear the heart running.
In my video of the Burden sculpture you can see the pulsating Metropolis, and also the deus ex machina, tenderly watching over the apparatus.