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The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Andy Warhol, Man Seated at Automat Counter, 1958

Free Admission at The Broad

Thank you to the late philanthropist and Los Angeles benefactor the late Mr. Eli Broad for free admission to his modern art museum this afternoon. This is a powerful curation that reaches out and grabs you by the throat. The ubiquitous Charles Manson even makes an appearance at The Broad. It was a visceral trip down the rabbit hole into wonderland. Your journey begins at The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012.

The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

I usually only go downtown on Sunday mornings when it is dead like Charlie

I usually only roam around downtown on the weekends when there is plenty of free on-street parking. However today it was definitely worth paying the $17.00 weekday rate to park at Mr. Broad’s exquisite public museum. Eli Broad is a true blessing and a benefit to my life and the cultural life of the City of Angels. His public museum is one of the reasons I choose to live in the heart of the big city. Be careful that you do not become the innocent victim of someone’s unbridled rage. Young Jean-Michel Basquiat is right around the corner and he is just dying to get into the 27 Club:

Basquiat the broad 12-1-2021
Basquiat the broad 12-1-2021

Young Master Basquiat is exquisitely angry. He reminds me of myself.

Basquiat’s red anger jumps out and startles me out of my Zen mindfulness. Does that mean that I still have my own unhealed anger issues? Or does it mean that my practice of mindfulness and oneness with the Universe have me in a constant state of bliss and the artiste intended to shake me out of my middle class complacency? I am one with the consciousness of Jean-Michel Basquiat and all of creation.

This 1982 Basquiat is titled, Obnoxious Liberals:

obnoxious liberals, 1982 - Basquiat  photo 12-1-2021
Covid Caution

It feels good to be out and about in the age of Covid-19 and all of it’s mutations. In public I am mostly silent these days. When I do speak I try to be very polite. I have taken a modified vow of silence. Speaking less in public gives me more time to publish my words and thoughts here in this blog.

Jeff Koons, Buster Keaton 1988
Michael Jackson
People and robots love images

One of the best was to optimize a website is to post lots of original images. In this case, these are public art works and therefore publishing these photographs on this non-commercial website is completely legal. It would have been more appropriate to list the artist and title of the artwork. Sorry for not taking the time for details. If you need more information about these artworks, please visit The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Broad at 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

By Dean McAdams

Born a poor peckerwood in a Tujunga holler, Dean practiced secrets of the ancient & modern masters to end up liberated in the coastal paradise of West L.A.