Ahmanson Building. LACMA

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Ahmanson Building, Los Angeles County museum of Art (1965 – 2020)

Designed by architect William Pereira (1909-1985) and built by Del E. Webb in 1965, the four-story Ahmanson Building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an iconic example of Los Angeles’ 1960s modernist architecture.

One of three original buildings (it was originally called The Lytton Gallery until 1968) at LACMA, it is slated to be torn down and replaced with an entirely new complex of buildings and exhibition spaces.

On a recent visit, the exhibition spaces within the building had been closed in anticipation of its demolition in 2020.  Adieu.

 

 

 

1934 Ford Pierson Bros. Coupe

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On display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is Bruce Meyer’s spectacular 1934 Ford Pierson Brothers Coupe.

Pete Chapouris restored it to its original 1950 “Edelbrock Special” livery, the year it topped 153 mph on El Mirage dry lake bed (the car had been heavily modified in the late 1980s and sped past 227 mph at Bonneville in 1991).

1933 Ford Speed 33 Keystone Coupe by Chip Foose

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I had an opportunity to photograph Ron Bown’s stunning 1933 Ford Speed 33 Keystone Coupe, built by legendary hot rod designer Chip Foose and Marcel DeLay, at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s private in-house studio.

The Petersen automotive Museum is in Los Angeles and a must-see indulgence for everyone who loves automobiles.

Photographed with the Canon EOS-R and Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 lens.