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Southwest Fisheries Building (1964) by Frank L. Hope and Associates at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Photo by Darren Bradley

Sunday September 21, 2014

Ever want to peak inside Henry Hester's 'Salomon Apartmens Building' at 3200 6th Avenue? Join Jayson Brewster today (12-3p) as he hosts an open house for a 3-bedroom, 3-bath available for rent/sale.

This year’s Adobe Home Tour, to benefit the Escondido History Center, will feature five classic adobes built between 1944 and the mid-60s. The Justin Fenton House, Charles Paxton House, Weir Bros’ ‘Castle House’ and two others. The Tour is slated for Sunday, October 5 between 11a-4p. Advance tickets are $25 and day-of tix are $30. Learn more HERE.

You can now preview the lots that will be available for sale at Los Angeles Modern Auctions’ October 12 ‘Modern Art & Design Auction’. Check out the merch HERE.

You can preview the catalog for Wright’s ‘Art + Design’ auction on 9/23 HERE as well as their ‘Design and Decoration: The Alan Moss Collection’ auction HERE.

Rago's 'Modern Design' auction is slated for 10/19. Their catalog will be posted online on 10/3 HERE.


This week's addition to the genius photography of Darren Bradley.
3200 6th Avenue - 3-bedroom, 3-bath available for rent/sale - Inquire HERE.
Join us for an open house to view this property on Sunday, 9/21 12-3p.m.

Monday September 15, 2014

On October 4, the San Diego Museum of Art will open a new exhibition ‘Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’ which traces the path of Modern art through a survey of iconic 20th century works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s collection. The show starts in the late 1800s with Post-Impressionism exemplified by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, and extends to the mid twentieth century in America with Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell as well as prominent Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. For more information click HERE.

Speaking of SDMA, Modern San Diego friend Jeff Motch utilized Malcolm Leland's gates for the original Fine Arts Gallery into his new restaurant Panama 66. Read more HERE.

Darren trained his lens on the Robin Boyd Residence II in Melbourne. Check it out HERE.


Registration has opened for the first La Jolla Historical Society Modern Home Tour!
Within a few short hours half of the tour has sold out so click HERE if you want to go.

Wednesday September 3, 2014

A new show, 'Richard Allen Morris: Works from the 60s' opens at RB Stevenson Gallery on September 13. Make sure you see the show (and perhaps buy something) before it closes on 10/25/14. See more HERE.

A new exhibition ‘In the Realm of Nature’ will present a retrospective of work by two of America’s foremost pioneers in contemporary craft - Kay Sekimachi (1926-) and Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003). Hailed as a father of American woodturning, Stocksdale revitalized the craft of lathe-turned bowls, beginning in the 1950s. The exhibition features, for the first time on view, an example of his one-of-a-kind furniture. Sekimachi is an influential master of complex weave structures in both off-loom and on multiple-harness loom techniques. The show will open at Mingei International Museum on September 13. Learn more HERE.

The Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center is set to open on November 9. The new center will showcase the work by architects such as Richard Neutra, Donald Frey and E. Stewart Williams. Housed in an E. Stewart Williams building – Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan (1961), the center's inaugural show ‘An Eloquent Modernist: E. Stewart Williams, Architect' will be the center's first show. Read more HERE.

RIP: San Diego architect John Drew (1927-2014) passed away recently. He was an architect for the firms of Simpson & Gerber as well as Scholl & Paul. He will be missed.

Heading out to the Detroit area in the next month? If so, do not miss a new exhibition 'Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism' that runs through Oct. 12 at the Cranbrook Art Museum. Evans, a metalworker who was one of the lights of the Philadelphia Studio Craft movement in the ’50s and ’60s, founded a studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania, with Phillip Lloyd Powell and later established his own workshop, producing one-of-a-kind pieces for Directional Furniture. Prior to his productive professional career, Evans studied at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology and then spent one year on a scholarship at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1952-53. At Cranbrook, Evans witnessed ceramicist Maia Grotell, whose revolutionary glazes, found their way into his metalwork for years afterward. Learn more HERE.

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