LACMA is having two back-to-back openings – one last night, and one tonight – for light & space installation artist James Turrell. His work is so immense he also has exhibits simultaneously being shown at Maggie Kayne’s gallery on La Brea, as well as two museums in Texas and New York.
Last night major donor Lynda Resnick sat with the adorable daughter of LACMA direction Michael Govan at the opening where pizza (Vegan and prosciutto options) salad were served along with and bread with many plates of butter that were mistaken for cheese. And very yummy wine.
James Turrell toured exhibit the exhibit amoungst guests (a la Vincent Chase in Entourage going to see his own film in the valley on opening day). While trying to touch the back on one pink-lit installation (the museum guards instructed us to ‘use our hands’ for this room), a voice called out “you wont reach it, it’s 10 feet back.”
“Um, how do you know?”
“Because I built in.”
James Turrell is an L.A. native, born in Pasadena.