Thursday, January 05, 2012

Arty Farts

I was off work between Christmas & the New Year, so I got to spend the week with some of my favorite minors. After many, many bike rides around the block, trips to the park, craft days, board games & Nutella sandwiches for lunch, we decided to actually leave the house and hit us up some culture.

We headed out to LACMA to meet up with some more of our favorite minors (and one major), the Babkes family. While we waited for Adam to arrive with Ben & the twins, we treated ourselves to some $7 Shirley Temples (with a currant at the bottom instead of a cherry. that shit just made me straight angry).

Then the kids burned off the sodas by chasing each other around the lamp post installation.

Once all hands were on deck we got down to the serious work of reinterpreting the works of the modern art masters. The kids just sprawled out on the floor in front of the pieces they liked and got to it. The guards and visitors were really sweet about it and only got mad when they started poking their boogary fingers at stuff.

Joel Shapiro, Untitled (Dancing Man), 1981 // Dash Engel, Stick Dude, 2011

René Magritte,The Treachery of Images, 1929 // Dash Engel, Smoker, 2011

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1951-1955 // Maddie Odom, Homage to the Homage to the Square, 2011

Jeff Koons, Quad Elvis, 2008 // Dash Engel, BUTTS BUTTS BUTTS BUTTS!, 2011

No Clue, Not A One, Who Knows? // Dash Engel, But Lookit That Grin, 2011

(FYI, locals, do you guys know about LACMA's Next Gen program? The kids become members for free--and get badges! to keep! and wear around their necks! like little official people! with little official business!--and as their companion, one adult also gets in free with each child. Free art, dudes! Hit it!)

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