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Here’s the breakdown this week:
Elizabeth Taylor’s 33.19 carat “Krupp” Diamond is valued at $3.5 million. It was a gift from Richard Burton in 1968 and rarely left her finger.
This week, Los Angeles is all about diamonds! Elizabeth Taylor’s diamonds to be specific. Her incomparable collection will be on display at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles from October 13th through October 16th with admission costing $20. The jewels make up a part of the over 2,000 objects that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and are being auctioned by Christie’s in mid-December in New York. For more info, visit MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
The Wolfsonian Visionaries are hosting an evening with Dror this Friday at 7:00 PM at the Museum. Dror is one of the top multi- disciplinary designers in the world. He will be speaking about his newly developed system called Quadror and its many applications. Since 2002, Dror Benshetrit has developed an interdisciplinary practice specializing in innovative design projects. His approach to design has shown breadth and depth through the completion of projects varying in scales and nature. His portfolio encompasses product design, architecture projects, interior design and art direction. The topic of the lecture will be Quadror (a new space truss geometry that unfolds manifold design initiatives and can adapt to various conditions and configurations).
Dror says “Our goal is to inspire change. Working with creative and innovative experts from various fields, we aim to share and implement this geometry in urban design, architecture, philanthropic work, and public art. When realizing that the system could potentially bring a groundbreaking solution to the global issue of habitat, we were eager to complete our experimentations and share this discovery with the world”. The lecture and reception will take place October 14th 2011, early in the evening at The Wolfsonian, FIU museum, located at 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach,Fl 33139. For more info, visit Wolfsonian.org or StudioDror.com.
Atom Fables by Laleh Khorramian and Shahzad Ismaily.
Ballroom Marfa and Friends of the High Line are presenting Atom Fables, a new collaborative work by artists Laleh Khorramian and Shahzad Ismaily, on the High Line located in the 14th Street Passage on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
Atom Fables features experimental film sequences by Khorramian set to live soundtracks by Ismaily. Improvising side by side, projected images inform and activate sound, combining recorded electronic compositions with live instruments, such as melodica, guitar, hand bells, and drums. In these short sequences, the element of ether is the central character shaping notions of “space,” seemingly untouched prehistoric landscapes devoid of exact location or scale, while minute transformations occur within the strange futuristic terrains. The program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required, but seating is limited. For more info, visit Ballroom Marfa