LA Museum Hopping

DECEMBER 17, 2016

Exhibiting work at Spectrum during this year's Art Basel Miami was an incredible experience. The only drawback was the fact that I was working my booth the entire time and wasn't able to explore the other fairs. The past three years I've attended Art Basel Miami had me hopping between fairs, taking in as much artwork as possible. I would leave feeling inspired (and a bit overwhelmed) by everything I saw. This year I returned from Miami on a high note, but I desperately needed to get in my art fix.

Visiting The Broad in LA was something I've wanted to do for quite some time. I had work to deliver to collectors in LA, so this was the perfect opportunity for an Art Pilgrimage to the City of Angels.

With Balloon Dog (Blue) by Jeff Koons.

With Balloon Dog (Blue) by Jeff Koons.

I love Jeff Koons, especially his Celebration series. After waiting more than an hour in line to enter The Broad, I took the escalator to the third floor and immediately saw Tulips - the experience was already worth the wait. I love how this piece feels so light, almost weightless, yet is constructed from three tons of steel.

Tulips by Jeff Koons.

Tulips by Jeff Koons.

Under The Table by Robert Therrien created an interactive and wildly disproportioned setting to explore.

Under The Table by Robert Therrien created an interactive and wildly disproportioned setting to explore.

Any day with a Keith Harring is a good day...

Any day with a Keith Harring is a good day...

After The Broad, it was time for the main event... the Rain Room at LACMA. We were somehow able to score day of tickets for this popular exhibit. Like The Broad, Rain Room lived up to, and even exceeded, all the hype.

Walking towards the light and into the rain.
Obligatory LACMA shot of Urban Light by Chris Burden.

Obligatory LACMA shot of Urban Light by Chris Burden.

While my LA museum trip didn't deliver the quantity of art I'm used to seeing in Miami, it certainly delivered on the quality. The Broad and LACMA are two staple institutions of the LA art scene and places I draw much inspiration from. Until next time LA...