The Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened a new exhibit back in November dedicated to one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. Simply called “Stanley Kubrick,” the exhibition includes props and art from all of Kubrick’s films. Visitors can see cameras that Kubrick used, costumes from films like “The Shining” and “Barry Lyndon,” set pieces from “A Clockwork Orange,” and more.
According to their website, http://www.lacma.org:
Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Lookmagazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.
Fortunately, Andrew Kim has posted pictures from the exhibition on his blog, seen in full HERE.
The art will be on view until June 30, 2013. In addition, LACMA is showing “Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: Caligari and Metropolis” until March 10, 2013. Yet another reason I wish I lived in a more film-oriented town.