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At the LA County Museum of Art, my first art museum, there is a beautiful net painting by Yayoi Kusama, No. C.A.9, 1960.  There is only a tiny image available online, and besides, paintings are at their best in person.  Her net paintings look kind of like these, but I urge you to take a drive. Look for the Ahmanson Building, Room 218.

The landscape is tricky but Jane Wilson is not.  Here’s a link to more images:

Here’s another artist whose work I like.

I can’t remember feeling quite so happy about a show in Santa Barbara as I am about the Charles Garabedian retrospective up now at the Santa Barbara Museum of art.  If you live anywhere near here, and especially if you don’t leave town to see art much, spend the 9 bucks and show up for the real thing.  Giant paintings, lots of works on paper, and drawings! my favorite.

All right you kids!

Our culture and art do not speak to America alone. Today as always art knows no national boundaries. Behind the storm of daily conflict and crisis the poet, the artist, the musician continues the quiet work of centuries, building bridges of experience between peoples, reminding man of the universality of his feelings and desires and despairs, and reminding him that the forces that unite are deeper than those that divide.