Visionary Women Arts Salon
Following a funicular ride to the Chemosphere, the octagonal flying-saucer-like home made famous in the 1984 movie “Body Double,” Visionary Women held a cocktail reception and dialogue Oct. 15 with noted artist Julie Mehretu and Christine Y. Kim, associate curator of contemporary art for the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art.
An ideal spot for a talk about art, the ultra-modern house in the Hollywood Hills had been designed by noted architect John Lautner in 1960 and is now the home of publisher Benedikt Taschen and his wife, Lauren. From outside on the patios, guests mingled, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and took in the sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley.
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Top photo: Artist Julie Mehretu with Christine Y. Kim, associate curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at the Visionary Women’s Arts Salon, sponsored by David Yurman (Photo by Rachel Murray/ Getty Images for Visionary Women )
Second photo: From left, host Lauren Taschen; Visionary board members Angella Nazarian, Lili Bose, Nicole Avant, Shelley Reid; artist Julie Mehretu, board member Veronica Grazer and LACMA curator Christine Y. Kim at the Visionary Women’s Arts Salon (Photo by Rachel Murray/ Getty Images for Visionary Women )
Third photo: From left, past president Angella Nazarian, Terri Kohl and Lynn Rosenthal at the Visionary Women’s Arts Salon (Photo by Rachel Murray/ Getty Images for Visionary Women )
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Published Oct. 30, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA