Some fun video I shot of Metropolis II by Chris Burden on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
“Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, “The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city.”
A wonderful sculpture in front of the Elena Bulatova Gallery in Palm Springs. I did a walk of street photography yesterday with a Leica S2 Medium Format digital camera. For you photography folks out there, it is a 37.5 megapixel camera with the expected optics of Leica lenses. Certainly the most expensive camera I have ever used for street photography coming in at almost $30,000. Part of my week at the Palm Springs Photo Festival.
Nipple alert even on a sculpture, I only felt safe putting a censored version of this photograph on Facebook. Unfortunate because it really is a integral part of this art.
I guess if you have to disassemble a 26 foot tall stainless steel and aluminum Marilyn Monroe, you best start at the bottom. The process began today after almost two years on display here in Palm Springs. A truly whimsical sculpture, it is one of the most famous images of Marilyn Monroe, from 1955 movie “The Seven Year Itch”. It will be on the way tomorrow to New Jersey for a showing of the works of the artist, Seward Johnson. Hopefully afterwards to return to Palm Springs as the permanent home of “Forever Marilyn”.
A moment of tranquility going into Monday. “Seated Thinking Woman” by Felipe Castaneda, 1979 bronze. Photographed yesterday at The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Sometimes we think we must go far to see and photograph interesting people, places and things. I always try to remember that here for me is the far for someone else. Only a few miles away at The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden of the Palm Springs Art Museum. “Walk Among The Stars” by Dave McGay 2006. A bronze with patina and paint.
An incredible sculpture by my friend, artist Eduardo Carriazo. From his showing currently at the Archangel Gallery in Palm Springs. One of his many pieces of his collection on display “Heresy and Inquisitions, what is true?”. Archangel Gallery has quickly become a must visit stop for the artwork and art events in Palm Springs. A wonderful space representing superb artists.
Something I might think of photographing for an edgy editorial shoot. A model on her knees perhaps lost in a more pleasurable thought or place. Somewhat erotic while still being fully dressed.
But no! My photograph of the hyper realistic art of Marc Sijan. Life size sculpture indistinguishable from a model I might actually have before the camera. Amazing imagination and talent!
Photographed on opening night at the Fine Arts Fair in Palm Springs for Modernism Week.
“Bumper To Bumper” by Paulden Evans. A sculpture of chrome bumpers. Outside the entrance to the new upstairs location for “Crave”. A “dessert bar” and a really great place! At the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Amado in Palm Springs. Check it out! http://www.craveps.com