The latest person to tackle an installation for The Box at The Standard, Hollywood, artist, muralist, graphic designer, guerrilla marketer, gallery owner, and BLK/MRKT founder, Dave Kinsey is a busy man. In the midst of all his work, Kinsey still finds the time to enjoy his adopted city of Los Angeles. We asked him for some top insider tips on places to visit around the city. And boy, oh boy, did he give up some good “locals only” secrets.
Kinsey’s Top 5 Favorite LA Places:
Detail of Untitled by Lee Bontecou. 1980-1998, Welded steel, porcelain, wire mesh, canvas, and wire.
Art: Hammer Museum. Some of the best exhibitions I’ve seen in LA have been brought forth by the Hammer. Lee Bontecou’s retrospective being my all-time fav.
Food: Furaibo on Sawtelle, what else can I say.
Entertainment: Venice Beach roller skating dancers vs. the funky dancer—if you’re lucky. Some of the best things in LA are free of charge.
Temporary urban exit: Huntington Botanical Gardens. Henry Huntington & William Hertrich had a vision that has been nurtured and expanded upon for decades and is here now for us to enjoy.
Permanent vacation: Mineral King Valley, Sequoia National Park. If you haven’t been, make the trek. You’ll know when you’ve found it.
Kinsey’s installation, which incorporates both the inside and outside of The Box as well as the lobby is nothing less than spectacular:
Kinsey’s installation entitled “Floral Adaptation” for The Box at The Standard, Hollywood
Kinsey’s installation for The Box at The Standard, Hollywood will be on display through the end of September. He’s currently busy preparing for solo show that opens in December at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York.