A monumental Sheila Hicks fiber sculpture at the preview for the May 22nd LAMAsale. It appears they also have some Walter Lamb furniture KEM Weber desk and side table designed for the Disney studios in 1938. KEM Weber music cabinet designed for the Disney studios in 1938. This was the KEM Weber set up at Disney, complete with an "Airline" chair on the right Source: Walt Disney Archives Three paintings by Oskar Fischinger Coincidentally, Oskar worked as motion picture cartoon effects animator at Disney right around the same time KEM Weber designed the new offices. Theoretically, he could have been using a Weber desk when he was working on Fantasia. Fischinger at work at the Disney studio in 1939. He hated it. More on that, here. Source: Elfriede Fischinger via Michael Sporn Animation Salvador Dali was around the Disney studio too. There is an "Airline" chair in the corner. Source: Night Flight Bernard "Tony" Rosenthal, 1953
Eames LCM Ephemera Mathematica, by The Eames Office; L.A. 84 Olympic pins, by former Eames Office member, Deborah Sussman; and Three Modern Masters catalogue of an exhibition with Bengston and Ruscha that was held at the Frank Lloyd Wright space. I found the poster for the same exhibition last week. Smalls David Cunningham ceramic plaques...boom Alvar Aalto I picked up another one of these.
Mingei of Japan at the Mingei International Museum It probably isn't a surprise that the Mingei museum has a fantastic collection of Mingei artifacts. This included a number of recent acquisitions. The exhibit was curated by the museum's director, Rob Sidner. Soetsu Yanagi’s writings are on the walls. He, along with Shoji Hamada and Kawai Kawai Kanjiro, are the fathers of the Japanese Mingei movement. Soetsu is also the father of Sori Yanagi. Here is baby Sori in 1915. Ceramics by Shoji Hamada Shoji Hamada Hamada, Bernard Leach, Soetsu Yanagi, and Marguerite Wildenhain at Black Mountain College, 1952 Source: American Craft Council Kawai Kanjiro. I went to his house, here.
Nakashima table and chairs flanked by Sori Yanagi lamps, stool, and teapot. Sori Yanagi Mingei of Japan runs until October 2, 2016