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Your Dinner Plates as Art

One of the 1,095 dinner plates (Photo via Bari Ziperstein's website)
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From the dinner table to the dish rack to a renowned museum display? Such will be the life of the 1,095 dinner plates collected by L.A.-based artist Bari Ziperstein in the next few weeks as the plates become a one-time site-specific installation piece at LACMA. Part of Fallen Fruit's "Let Them Eat LACMA" event, on November 7th Ziperstein will have all 1,095 plates in place and on view. “1,095: One Year's Worth of Other People's Plates” is part of the artist's "on-going investigation of the architectural and design history of Los Angeles and the effect of consumerism and collecting on the urban landscape," notes Ziperstein's website. She will arrange them as a mandala, and work over the course of four hours to assemble the piece, with each plate representing one of each of the standard three daily meals for an entire year.

Ziperstein is collecting unbroken dinner plates of any style until November 5th; get in touch with the artist to arrange delivery at her Glassell Park studio. For each plate donated to the piece you'll get a commemorative "1,095 Plates" plate in return at the LACMA event.

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