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Pencil This In: Art Cars @ LACMA, Twestivals in LA and Anaheim

Frank Stella's BMW Art Car / Image Courtesy of LACMA
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LACMA’s latest exhibit combines cars and art, but not just any cars -- or just any artists. Four BMW Art Cars designed by designed by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg are on display from today until Feb. 24. “Stella’s black-and-white square grid reminiscent of oversized graph paper on a racing coupé will be displayed along with Warhol’s BMW M1, which was raced at the famous Le Mans in 1979. Lichtenstein’s distinctive BMW 320i racing car will reflect his trademark pop art, comic strip design, and viewers will be intrigued by Rauschenberg’s BMW 635 CSi, which tells a story using renowned works of art.” ART
There’s an opening reception tonight from 7 pm to midnight at Ghettogloss for Ian O’Phelan’s “Hothouse & Flower Beds” solo show. It’s a “collection of drawings and collage which capture the outgrowth of the transcendental in a world of banalities. Stills from cartoons and commercials burst forth with bouquets of fresh cut flowers. Parking tickets and porn provide the rich compost for new growth. Featuring O'Phelan's unique linework this show revels in human mark making in an era of computer rendering.” Come for the cocktails and stay for the art.

As you may have read earlier on LAist, today is Twestival day - where 200+ cities around the world - including LA and Anaheim - are bringing together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water. The fun starts at 8 pm tonight at the 740 Club in Downtown LA, and the Sheraton Park in Anaheim lobby bar at 7 pm.