If you're in LA this weekend be sure to check out Art & Copy playing at the Laemmle's Sunset 5.
"ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising's "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?," "Got Milk?," "Think Different," and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads is brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion."
Then on Saturday there are a few art show's going on in Culver City.
Edwin Ushiro, makes yet another return to the gallery scene with his latest solo exhibition, “Softly Encompassing the Womb.” The show will feature more of Ed’s signature unmatched mixed-media style, finding inspiration from his native land of Hawaii. “Softly Encompassing the Womb” opens on September 12th, 2009 at LeBasse Projects in Culver City.
6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232