Went to the wonderful Calder exhibit today. Made even more interesting with the Frank Gehry designed installation. Unexpected shadows, little nooks with sculptures you can just relax and look at. Like seeing canvases with the painted shaped popped out and set in gentle motion. Excellent.
Then saw the truly overwhelming, and bizarre Diane Von Furstenberg: The Story of A Dress, also at LACMA. Two hundred mannequins essentially wearing one style of dress with different prints. Portraits, and other art works, featuring Furstenberg by artists from Warhol to Close. Stills from films showing Amy Adams in American Hustle wearing the dress and Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver wearing another. Essentially Furstenberg designed a dress she would look good in and then sold it to the rest of the world.