Mid Century Design Continues to Influence Today’s Art and Fashion

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Art and fashion of the 1960s continues to deeply influence today’s art trends. Recent events and exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum underscore that influence when a 60s-themed opening party topped more than 800 guests for The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden in Palm Desert. Images from the 60’s themed party are on the museum’s web site at www.psmuseum.org Make it Work: Material Matters in Art and Design And, a major Art and Design exhibit, Make it Work: Material Matters in Art and Design, now at The Galen through January 20, 2013, explores the relationship between materials and forms in the creative process by juxtaposing a range of dynamic art and design objects from the 1960s to the present. Whimsical contemporary fashion designs are featured alongside a selection of significant modern and contemporary art by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoshitomo Nara, among others. […]

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Backyard Oasis Opens Saturday, January 21 at the Palm Springs Art Museum

    Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982 opens January 21 in the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Wing. www.psmuseum.org Beyond some of the obvious glamorous shots of Marilyn Monroe, Ann Miller, Rock Hudson, Liberace, and other stars, the exhibit explores more deeply how photography emerged during as an important medium of fine art, according to Palm Springs Life editor Steven Biller in his art feature this month, breaking the surface. One pivotal moment came in 1982 when fine art photographer David Hockney’s composite Polaroid shots of a nude bather “challenged paintings as the dominant mode in all fine art,” said Daniell Cornell, the museums deputy director of art  who curated the exhibition. Hockney’s composite of many Polaroids as one artwork, first exhibited at the L.A. Louvre gallery, will be one of 140 works in the show. “Backyard Oasis… organizes the photographs in themes explored in […]

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