Caitlyn and I were invited by her sister to check out The Broad in LA today. Since our friends Charles and Marianne live nearby, we decided to grab breakfast with them beforehand. Turned out that Miguel and Jen were free too. We ate at a place called Forage right on Sunset Blvd. Pretty tasty.
Afterwards, we met Caralyn and Karen at the museum for the free exhibit. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s full of modern art that’s good for about an hour of wandering. My highlights were the Roy Lichtenstein pieces, the Warhol stuff and giant table that I forgot to photograph. Hands down, my favorite room was the Basquiat/Keith Haring room. I know that I’m shooting a lot of B&W photos but the vibrance of their work was mesmerizing. I even bought a Jean-Michel Basquiat coffee table book on my way out. I saw a video once on his artistic process. He would often work on 5-6 pieces at one time while listening to Jazz on full blast. The most interesting aspect to me is that he would hold the brush like a child using only a fist without fingers. His art definitely reflects his childlike genius and stream of consciousness process.
Wandering around LA seems fun. I think that I’m going to spend a few days during winter break walking around in LA just to soak it all in. If anybody’s interested in doing a photowalk in December, hit me on the gram at @mezatron.