Friday June 28, 2013
Join us for an open house at the Gale and Ruth Sheldon Residence (1961) by Richard Lareau! This Sunday (6/30) between 11a-2p at 972 Wakefield Court 92020.
In 1946, Alvin Lustig designed a house in Silver Lake, for William H. Thomas, who soon went on to run James B. Lansing, Incorporated (or JBL), and for whom Lustig also designed brochures, speaker cabinets, and even a helicopter. Lost until now, it was the first example of Lustig's residential architecture, and one of only two houses he built. The new owners are logging their progress restoring this unique home HERE.
A small landmark of New York City architectural and automotive history disappeared recently, almost without notice. The theatrical auto showroom designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at 430 Park Avenue, at 56th Street, had displayed a number of European brands over the years, notably Mercedes-Benz from 1957 to 2012. Read more about this demolition HERE.
Saturday June 22, 2013
Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 3 – or ‘Worldport’ - has long been a distinctive remnant of early jet travel and an emblem of Pan American World Airways. Last month, Delta closed Terminal 3 for good, after 53 years of service. Read how the National Trust for Historic Preservation has placed the terminal on its annual roster of America’s Most Endangered Places HERE.
G. Colton’s ‘Guest Buyers Series’ ask people who inspire them to go out and buy cool stuff on their dime. They recently asked our friends at Objects USA to shop on their behalf. Proceeds go to the Museum of California Design. Learn more HERE.
Tuesday June 18, 2013
Los Angeles Downtown Modernism is Sunday, June 30! Billed as a 'new outdoor marketplace for vintage modern artifacts', the show will be open 8a-2p. More information can be found HERE.
A new exhibition, ‘Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes’, has just opened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Read a review HERE of the show - open through September 23rd.
Sunday June 16, 2013
Darren Bradley has launched a wonderful new effort showcasing his talented photography - Modernist Architecture: Photographing Modernism is HERE.
I started a Modern Fletcher Hills page HERE. Check it out!
Saturday June 1, 2013
Rago's next 'Modern' auction is to be held on June 8. Check out the items for sale HERE.
Christie's '20th Century Decorative Art & Design' auction is on June 13. Check out the lots HERE.
101 Spring Street, the five-story 19th-century cast-iron building in New York City where artist Donald Judd lived and worked, recently opened for public tours. Read a great article HERE and check out the Donald Judd Foundation HERE.
I am looking for more information on Taliesin Fellow William Patrick. Following the listing of one of his projects in Fallbrook for sale, I posted a draft bio HERE. Please let me know if you have any additional information/leads.