attempt at 'modern-day scrapbooking'

What is scrapbooking in the digital age? I hope it's using a bunch of apps, because that's what I did. Behold, my attempt at 'modern-day scrapbooking'

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What to do in downtown Los Angeles for five hours? Granted, we planned to go there, it's not like we were stranded for five hours, but still, there was plenty to fill my phone with.

First stop: The Broad (pronounced the bro-de)

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This work was incredibly detailed, with a patterned background and layers on top of each other.

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Shrooms!! High school was a fun time for me.

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These Murakami murals remind me of Buddhist mosaics (Mandalas), they spent weeks working on them, and the work itself is a meditative practice. It must have felt like that to make these paintings.

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Ads from magazines promoting race-erasure, with a document from the Tuskegee syphilis study printed on top. So bold and so beautiful.

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john Baldessari needs no introduction (or outro-duction) but I will say this.. There will be a gallery opening with his art on February 23 in LA!

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My grandfather was in jail when he was 18 years old in relation to some Red vs. White Army conflict. He told us he met Fanny Kaplan during this time, she even loaned him books. This all allegedly happened after the KGB pronounced her dead. He vehemently swore that the date of her reported death was actually incorrect.

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Why do I like butterflies so much? Here are some people who said better than me:

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." Poems on Time -- Rabindranath Tagore

"You see, every detail, every gesture, as slight as it may be, reveals an infinity of truths and thus has an endless repercussion and grandiose effects." Happenstance -- destiny man.

This contemporary representation really exemplifies the "butterfly effect."

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Basquait in all his glory.

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Is this Marcel Duchamp's Fountain?

A urinal turned on its' side and called Fountain was a very controversial work in the 1920s. It was considered by some of my professors to belong in the Imagism section of modern art. But for the life of me, I can't remember why. Was it because it was stripped down? Or because it questioned the 'meaning of art?'

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I wanted to touch this very badly

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Kara Walker's paintings reminded me of Danish political cartoons I found in my bookcase when I was cleaning. The artist, Herluf Bidstrup, was also inspired by the current events of the time: racial inequality, segregation, and racism.

What I found most interesting was the Russian translation on the back of Bidstrup's paintings, explaining what was happening in the cartoon. We often don't realize how different things are in other places in the world.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall peeking through.

 

Second stop: sketchy parking lot (sorry, no photos)

 

Third stop: Perch

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Perch LA definitely had a speakeasy vibe, from the doorman guiding us to a second elevator to take us up to the restaurant, to the complexities of ordering.

Couches and purple back chairs are acceptable for aperitifs and drinks, while everything else requires full dinner service.

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Food was great even though I still haven't finished it. It was a huge portion for an appetizer. I didn't try the drinks, but based off two completely wasted people we passed from the elevator, they are STRONG.

 

The view in the restaurant was gorgeous:

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Panorama view of the city: modern-day scrapbooking WIN

 

-xo--