“Well, I’ll confess something. I like happy art.
And you’ll notice most of the art is happy.” - Richard Dorso

image: Richard Dorso's Los Angeles home.
Photography © Grant Mudford.

YHBHS & LAMA! For the next month, I'll be sharing lots of images, related interviews, & events regarding an interior space I have created for LAMA's next auction. The YHBHS exhibition space will be open to the public beginning September 19, until the day of the auction, October 9, 2011. The space is getting close to being installed, painted, wallpapered with KREME papers, furniture selected, & all soon to be photographed! Please check it out in person if you are in Los Angeles.

When Peter Loughrey, Director of LAMA, first showed me the photographs of Richard Dorso's L.A. home, I was immediately transported by his collection & the story his residence told about the forms and colors of 60s California art. I'm creating a temporary open space inspired by the geometrical, hard-edged works from Dorso's collection by Baldessari, McCracken, Ruscha, Arnoldi, and many other early California artists. Lots more to share in the next weeks. - David John

"Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) and You Have Been Here Sometime (YHBHS) will partner together to produce a special interior showcase for LAMA’s Pacific Standard Time exhibit Collecting in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980. This 3 week exhibit explores the collecting practices of Richard Dorso, a native Californian, who at age 101 left behind a unique art collection spanning much of the 20th century. The exhibit will conclude with an auction of the entire collection on October 9, 2011."

Auction: October 9, 2011; 12pm Noon (PST) Pacific Standard Time Exhibition
Preview: September 19 – October 8, 2011. Open daily 10am – 6pm Auction, Exhibit.
Preview Location: 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406

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