“Everybody has his own interpretation of a painting he sees… ” (Francis Bacon) On November 12th 2013, the world record for the most expensive painting was broken by Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”. Originally, the highest bid went to Edvard Much’s, “The Scream” in 2012 for $120 million.
MOCA is proud to present a very provocative exhibition containing the most two significant figures of the twentieth century erotic art. Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland are the forefathers of post-war gay culture and a comprehensive collection can be found at MOCA PDC.
Check out our new video of the work we did for the amazing show at the Museum of Tolerance. Anne, is an extraordinary new exhibit created by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance on the life and legacy of Anne Frank. Almost everyone thinks they know Anne’s story. It is often referred to as a “window to the Holocaust” because it makes tangible the inconceivable nature of the systematic murder of six million Jews. The circumstances of Anne and her family were not unusual. Anne was one of a million and a half Jewish children who were murdered during the Nazi Holocaust simply because they were Jewish. But, the legacy of her diaries and essays is the ultimate lesson to confront anti-Semitism, fight hate, and speak up against persecution in the world today.
Gabriel Figueroa was one of the most prolific cinematographers out of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. His vivid dramatic style made him a very sought out filmmaker working with many directors from the US, Mexico and Europe. Figueroa’s films became an important part of the visual language and culture of today’s Mexico heritage.
The Jewish community helped shape the culture, politics, and the economy of Los Angeles. The diversity of this vast city also changed the local Jewish people for the past hundred and sixty years.
The Museum of Tolerance will be bringing the legacy of Annelies Marie Frank to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on October 15, 2013. This exhibition is a comprehensive study on one of the most famous biography’s of all time. From her dreams and hopes of Hollywood to her birthplace in the city of Frankfurt, Germany in 1932; the show is quite a preview into the girl’s soulful life.
It has been twenty days since the train first started its trek across the United States. It contained artists, writers, performers, and photographers all making their way on an old Amtrak train. The project included performance art and music concerts and would start in New York and end up on the west coast. Doug Aitken is the master mind behind this amazing art piece.
In Houston, TX (August 19, 2013) the third annual Houston Fine Art Fair will commence again at the Brown Convention Center. There are over eighty-four galleries from twelve countries and thirty-four cities. It is now the largest fair in the Southwest Region.
Opening in October, the Skirball Cultural Center, will open the final two buildings with the amazing architect, urban planner, theorist, and urban planner Moshe Safdie. The complex is located in the Santa Monica Mountains and is considered one of the country’s prominent Jewish cultural institutions.
The exhibition’s entrance. This year the Western Museums Association (WMA) received a number of well-qualified nominations for the 2013 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence. Nominees included the Anchorage Museum True North, Craft & Folk Art Museum This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, Fullerton College Centennial Legends and Legacies: The First 100 Years of Fullerton College, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes LA Starts Here!, Museum of History and Industry Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies, Natural History Museum of Utah Weaving a Revolution: A Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery A Moment for Ink, and the Tucson Museum of Art Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air, and Earth.