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LACMA Says 'Welcome' and They're 'HappyHappy' to See You
As part of the current exhibit "Your Bright Future" things are looking very colorful at LACMA these days. Two of the most striking parts of the show include the work of Korean artists Choi Jeong-Hwa, whose blue, red, and yellow swaths of fabric, "Welcome," drape the museum's exterior, and the bright and dangling "HappyHappy" delight the visitors. LACMA's site explains more about the artists and his work:
The only artist in the exhibition who has not studied or lived abroad, Choi Jeong-Hwa proudly proclaims that he was "made in Korea." Renowned as the father of Korean pop art, he has produced three temporary outdoor installations for Your Bright Future. In Welcome, swaths of brightly colored fabric stretch from roof to balustrade on the south and west facades of LACMA's Ahmanson Building. Two other works are both titled HappyHappy. One comprises long strings of colorful plastic containers that hang from ceiling to floor in the museum's BP Grand Entrance. The other, near Sixth Street, includes five sections of chain-link fence, on which visitors can hang their own sculptures made of plastic containers.
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