Snapshot: Who’s at LACMA

Aya

Aya

Why did you come to the museum today?
We are here in town for my brother’s wedding. I used to work for Jeff Koons, and Broad is a big collector so I came to see what he has. I think some of it might be what we worked on when I worked in the studio. My father is a contemporary artist, Duane Hanson.

Have you ever been inspired by art to do something that you normally wouldn’t?
My father was an artist and I grew up around art, so I feel like it’s shaped my whole life.

If you were a piece of artwork, which one would you be and why?
I have been immortalized; I’ve modeled for my dad three times. So that’s kind of the obvious answer!

What are you reading right now?
If I have time, the National Enquirer. [laughs]

What other job or profession would you love to have?
Plastic surgeon.

Rick

Rick

Have you ever been inspired by art to do something that you normally wouldn’t?
Yes, but if you’re going to ask me for specifics that would be a tougher question to answer; but yes, works of art have led me to change my life.

If you were a piece of artwork, which one would you be and why?
I think I’d want to be a building because it’s interactive with people, you walk into it, things happen inside of you, it’s a more complete experience. A piece of music wouldn’t be bad to be…

What other job or profession would you love to have?
I’d love to be a really successful gardener.

Rachel Mullennix and Michael Storc

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