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LA Lotería at City Hall Bridge Gallery


JM, Lotería 13, 12.10.08

First of all, sure it's my foto, but I love it, and the reflection is part of it; click for a slightly larger view. What makes it for me is the palm on the left in the pane bounce, and the recognizable Main Street facade of City Hall. Secondly, this version of what constitutes LA's "eastside" corresponds more closely with Don Quixote's opinion than my own, but there it is anyway. Thirdly, as Eric Garcetti said in Council just this morning, and I concur, "Thirteen is my favorite number"--it was Lawrence Durrell's too. And fourthly, what the hell is this all about? It's about the exhibit "LA Lotería" at City Hall's Bridge Gallery, the first of three installments, where imagined Lotería cards for the City of Los Angeles as rendered by umpteen LA artists in collaboration with the fabled Aardvark Letterpress of MacArthur Park are on display through Christmas Eve. Get a visitor pass and enjoy. In conjunction with the City's Department of Cultural Affairs. Some beautiful work on view.