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Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames

Posted By Daily Icon On January 5, 2012 @ 1:00 AM In Design Icons,Icons,News,Trends | No Comments

In the late ’80s, before he became famous as a member of the Compton, Calif., gangsta-rap group N.W.A., Ice Cube studied architectural drafting at a trade school in Arizona. In the video, made for “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” the sprawling Getty Institute-organized collection of exhibitions on the postwar Southern California art scene, Ice Cube tours the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, marveling at the resourcefulness of the husband-and-wife team.

“Got off-the-shelf factory windows, prefabricated walls,” he says, sounding as if he were admiring a tricked-out low rider. “They was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed.”

For the exhibition Ice Cube wanted to recreate this famous photograph by Charles Eames sitting on a rare 1953 DAT-1 Chair [1].

Exhibition: Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 [2], Ice Cube, Interviewed by The New York Times [3]


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[1] 1953 DAT-1 Chair: http://eamesdesigns.com/catalog-entry/dat-1-1953-video/

[2] Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/

[3] The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/garden/ice-cube-on-eameses-and-his-hometown-qa.html?

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