I invited some friends to go with me to the LA Art Book Fair on Saturday. The day had a bad start because I thought we were going to meet at MOCA individually but we were actually supposed to meet at the Metro station so I ended up being an hour early. I decided to go ahead and just meet them there. I walked around for a bit to past the time, exploring the Walt Disney Music Hall, The Broad, and the Water Court! My friend called and asked where I was and I realized that I was at the wrong museum. OMG. It was a close enough walk and it would’ve taken longer if I took the bus so I just walked down to the other MOCA in Little Tokyo.
The museum was filled with eccentric people, you could tell just by their clothing. It was our first time going to an art event like this so it took some time getting used to. Artists were selling their merchandise such as prints, buttons, clothing, zines, and tote bags. It was really cool to see all of the variety of styles in one place. There was also a lot of art pieces that confused us (there was a vendor selling painted rocks for $50???) but to each their own…
However there was one booth that caught my eye! It was the Giant Robot booth, a store that sells the art of multiple artists. This specific piece by Audrey Kawasaki was my favorite in the entire fair. The mystic atmosphere, subtle colors, and soft facial expression is what drew me to this. If I could, I would’ve gotten it but it was $110 for an unframed print!!
Me and the owner of Giant Robot! The print I was talking about is cut off but it’s there on the far right.