The LA Agenda: Southern California Design and Art Events



The second segment of Los Angeles Modern Auction’s 20th Anniversary Auction is on view at its Van Nuys headquarters now: Stop by to vicarious-collect your favorites among the 436-piece lot, which features everything from an early Eames rocking chair to a mini Jeff Koons balloon dog to Andy Warhol’s Truman Capote and Jane Fonda screenprints to a stunning George Nakashima coffee table to our personal highlight, a selection of collage works by Robert Rauschenberg; Preview through December 15 with sale to follow December 16, Los Angeles Modern Auction House, Van Nuys.


images from Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher's book on African adornment

(From left) Turkana Woman Carrying Fish, Maasai Warrior with Red Ochre Face Paint; Courtesy of the artists.


Take a break from test-driving the leather poufs on display at the Beverly Hills showroom of Italian contemporary furnituremaker Minotti to admire a very up-close view of Africa: An exhibition by National Geographic photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher is installed at the gallery until the end of the month, featuring images that document the continent’s stunning forms of skin art and adornment taken from the duo’s recent book African Passion: Painted Bodies of Africa; Through December 31, Minotti Los Angeles, Beverly Hills.


Vintage horse at Duson's Silverlake Store

The riches at Duson Silverlake; Jorge Novoa.



If all you want for Christmas is some marked-down, one-of-a-kind, modified vintage furniture from reclaimed wood and industrial materials, have we got news for you: Silverlake home store Duson Design is closing its Sunset location in preparation for a new site opening next year, and is offering 30% off the entire store until the end of the month. We can’t promise that the spitting image of War Horse will still be there, but it’s worth a shot; Through December 31, Duson Design, Silverlake.


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