If you find yourself in Detroit…

George Nelson: Architect | Writer | Designer | Teacher exhibition at Cranbrook.

Nelson’s Platform Bench is still one of my all time favorite designs of his.



Christian prefers challenging concept art.

‘Spray-painted logs: not challenging concept art’

I am a little shaky on his comparison to Jaspar Johns in regards to the piece above however. Johns did some sculpture work with his light bulb, flashlight, etc, but he is by far known primarily as a painter. Of course there may be some other reference (monochromatic palettes?) that I am unaware of.

Speaking of Jasper Johns, I happened to catch the GRAY show at the The Art Institute of Chicago a few years back. Great exhibition. Unfortunately, there were no photos allowed. I did however get a nice shot of one of my favorite pieces of mid-century-modern sweetness: