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Bend Holiday PartyBehind The Bend

- Cody Komassa

Having had quite the shindig of a Holiday Party a few weeks back, we thought we would take a more inspirational approach to our team outing. After much debate we decided to leave the safety of the Pointy House and head across town to the Skirball Cultural Center for the "Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in LA" exhibit. We are all big fans of pop-art and anything brightly colored really, so you can image we were kids in a candy store from the moment we walked in.

The first part of the exhibit is a bit of a history lesson. It's one of the facilities galleries that is full of original Lichtenstein work. There are descriptive explanations for each piece that give you a bit of the nuances and some pretty interesting details that we had never noticed before. With a majority of his work being screen printed, there were some really interesting process deconstructions too. It was really interesting seeing the layers come together to make one full image.

The best part of the exhibit though is a full room installation made in iconic Lichtenstein style. It is his pop-art take on Van Gogh's 'Bedroom in Arles' in real life, and as you can see from the photo, it is fully experiential. We think it's pretty obvious by now that we are suckers for a good selfie moment and this exhibit did not disappoint. If you are in the Los Angeles area, we highly recommend that you check this thing out while it lasts, as the exhibit is set to end on the 12th of March next year.


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