Old Meets New

FullSizeRender.jpgUntitled (Flat) // Alex Israel // acrylic and stuck // 2012-2013 Diane Chasseresse (Diana the Huntress) // Jean-Antoine Houdon // bronze // 1782

The old meets the new in a display at The Huntington Art Gallery. 16 of Los Angeles artist Alex Israel’s pieces from 2012-2015 have been juxtaposed with pieces from the Huntington’s collection. In one historic room Israel has created a mural of native California vegetation such as cacti and palm trees with an icon every Californian knows well, the palm tree decorated In n’ Out cup. On the back of the grand circular staircase, Israel has painted cotton-candy colored pink and blue resembling a sunset or sunrise.

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Sky Backdrop Mural // Alex Israel // acrylic on muslin // 2015

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Sky Backdrop Mural // Alex Israel // acrylic on muslin // 2015

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In-N-Out // Alex Israel // site-specific mural // 2015

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In-N-Out // Alex Israel // site-specific mural // 2015

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In-N-Out // Alex Israel // site-specific mural // 2015

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In-N-Out // Alex Israel // site-specific mural // 2015

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