Tagged: Norton Simon

The Digest. 01.16.08.


Mulberry Tree, 1889, by Vincent Van Gogh, at the Norton Simon in Pasadena. (Photo by C-M.)

The Digest. 11.25.08.


Loving Couple, India, Orissa, 13th century, at Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum. (Photo by C-M.)

Art for Stoners: L.A. museums edition.


Visual Molasses: A figure comes into focus very, very sloooowly in a Kevin Hanley video piece at MoCA. Hang around long enough and you’ll wonder if you’re seeing things. (Photos by C-M.)

Just because one L.A. museum is in the middle of a financial freefall doesn’t mean that there isn’t buzz-inducing art to be seen. At MoCA, in a corner of the Conceptualism in California show at the Geffen Contemporary there is a meltingly slow piece by Kevin Hanley, as well as a black-and-white, super-fast Bruce Conner number that has a total 2 a.m. music video kind of feel. Better yet: it’s comprised of three monitors. I coulda hung out there all afternoon.

Across town, at LACMA, there’s Chris Burden’s Urban Light installation. I know that this piece is far from new (it debuted in February), but I managed to spend a bit of time hanging out with this sculpture at dusk today and it was damn beautiful. The best part: anybody can wander around this thing, 24 hours a day. Perfect for a late-night hangout, especially if you’ve got a Slurpee in hand.


Eve Ray Forever, 1965-2006 by Bruce Conner. Quick cuts. Lots of nudity. Yeah.


Chris Burden’s Urban Light. Lampposts all in rows. Duuuude.

Late addition:

How could I forget? Marcel Duchamp’s Roto Relief: Optical Discs, at the Norton Simon. You are getting sleepy… On view through Dec. 8.

The Digest. 11.11.08.


The Transportation of Psyche by Zephyrus to the Palace of Eros, c. 1808-1809 by Pierre Paul Prud’hon at the Norton Simon Museum of Art. (Photo by C-M.)