This Weekend at LACMA

If you’ve read Barry Gifford’s novel Wild at Heart, or seen the film version directed by David Lynch, then you’ve met the characters Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune. Today, as part of our Cell Phone Stories project, Sailor and Lula visit LACMA. Gifford, who recently published Sailor and Lula: The Complete Novels, has set his characters loose here at the museum, where they’ve come upon Andy Warhol’s Black and White Disaster. Read the story here.

© Andy Warhol Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

You can see Black and White Disaster if you come to the museum; it’s on view on the third floor of BCAM, along with a handful of other Warhols and works by Jeff Koons. Head up after you’ve taken in John Baldessari: Pure Beauty, which is nearing the end of its run.

If you’re an L.A. County resident, you can see the Baldessari show, the permanent collection, and all the other galleries for free after 5 pm tonight. While you’re here you can catch the Philippine-born vocalist Mon David performing for free as part of Jazz at LACMA. You can hear some samples of David’s music at his website.

This weekend we have two more free concerts in addition to tonight’s jazz: tomorrow, Oscar Hernandez and the LA/NY Connection will take the stage as part of our Latin Sounds series —ending next weekend!—and on Sunday pianist Maria Demina and violinist Mitchell Newman will perform works by Chopin and Respighi for the Sundays Live series.

Scott Tennent

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