“Almost everything appealed to us,” Vernon said. “Except that we were not interested in the work of a photographer who could see nothing beautiful in the world.”
Imogen Cunningham (United States, 1883-1976), Magnolia Blossom, 1925
The amazing private collection of Marjorie and Leonard Vernon was collected in Los Angeles and will remain here as part of a new acquisition by LACMA (full disclosure, I work there) and I believe will be the second show organized by LACMA's new curator by way of DIA, Charlotte Cotton. If you missed her last effort, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, shame shame. Works by Weston, Steichen, Strand, and Adams, among others, will be on display.
Now, the Vanity Fair Portrait show is coming up at the end of the month so you could wait a bit and see them both together, or you could come twice, especially if you've not yet visited the newly opened BCAM.
The show opens October 5th and will run through February 1st.
LACMA is free after 5pm every day and all day on Columbus Day, Oct. 13. Closed on Wednesdays.