“The Neutra House project is some sort of a dream project. Not only does it contribute to architecture in general, but a great deal to our well being. In this specific case the house matches in shape, size, style, and configuration our personal needs quite well.
“[The house] absorbs and reflects its environment, and is simultaneously woven into and through nature, embracing naturally its surroundings. It is very present in so many nice details, tempting permanently to open new perspectives. Yet, at the same time, it’s almost invisible as you immediately feel part of it when you are in it. What more can you expect from good design?
“Whatever we will do there, we aim to add ourselves and what we currently relate to in the same airy and generous balance.” — Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag, Bless*
Bless has moved into the great Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, and there are five more Saturdays to catch their Bless no. 63 Neutra Dasein project, curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath.
BLESS NO. 63 NEUTRA DASEIN
Saturday, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, and 8,
from 11 am to 3 pm.
NEUTRA VDL STUDIO AND RESIDENCES, 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles.
*“Bless, Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss in conversation with Helena Papadopoulos,” PARIS LA 16 (2018): 171–173.
Special thanks to Neutra VDL director Sarah Lorenzen.
Photographs of Bless no. 63 Neutra Dasein at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences by Sandy Miller for
In collaboration with London’s Royal Academy, JASPER JOHNS—SOMETHING RESEMBLING TRUTH brings six decades of iconic work to the Broad in Los Angeles, the only American venue for the exhibition.
The flags, the targets, the sculptures, the combines and collages, the “luscious paint handling” are all on view throughout the entire ground floor of the museum through mid-May.*
JASPER JOHNS—SOMETHING RESEMBLING TRUTH, through May 13.
THE BROAD, 221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.
*Joanne Heyler, Broad founding director, during press introduction.
Jasper Johns, from top:
Untitled (2016), the most recent work in the show; Watchman; Souvenir; Field Painting.
Photographs by Sandy Miller for PARIS LA.