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Weekend Pass: Prefab Showcase, Vintage Trailer Show, and Modern Living Expo


Get ready for the closing weekend of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013!   As an added treat this weekend, dozens of vintage trailers will be temporarily taking up residence on the Hilton Hotel Parking Lot embodying and reviving that most classic of American past-times – traveling the open road – when the Vintage Trailer Show returns to Palm Springs.   To simplify things for our visitors, Modernism Week is offering a special weekend pass for the first time-ever.  Visitors are invited to buy a special weekend pass at the door for $20 on Saturday, Feb. 23rd and Sunday, Feb. 24th.  This pass gets them into the Vintage Trailer Show, the Prefab Showcase, and the Modern Living Expo.  Who loves ya?

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Preview: California Home and Design Explores “The Modern Mindset”

Erin Feher

Not everyone agrees on the meaning of the word “modernism.” For some, it’s a strict adherence to the design style of the 1950s and ’60s. For others, it’s a philosophy that can be applied to pieces and places both old and new—an aesthetic that continues to evolve and push the boundaries of what came before.  Continue reading

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Future Perfect: Midcentury Modern Architecture Re-imagined by Artist Danny Heller

Artist Danny Heller is living proof that modernism is a timeless and universal concept.  Born in 1982, he’s doesn’t exactly fit the archetype for a fan of modernism.  But then again, is there such a thing?  Heller hunts for the perfect shot of midcentury modern homes and other interesting landmarks in places like sun-baked Palm Springs, then returns to his Silver Lake studio where he makes unforgettable paintings of Southern California landscape and the buildings that embody the Southern California lifestyle.  His paintings are at once bright and bittersweet.  Bright colors and golden light belie a sadness for a bygone time and lofty notions for a future that remains unfulfilled.

Heller represents exactly what we love about the spirit of Palm Springs Modernism Week.  A new generation of modernists are coming up with their own perspective on what modernism meant, and what it could mean in the future.  He paints yesterday, today.  How fantastic is that?

We’re not the only ones who wax poetic about his work.  Check out this recent story on KCET’s Artbound to learn more about Heller, his paintings, and his perspective.  Also, be sure to VOTE HERE  to see this story turned into a short documentary on KCET.

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