Robert Pattinson recently took in some fine art in Los Angeles. The Twilight Saga: New Moon star was spotted entering the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) early one morning, having been given special access even before the cultural establishment officially opened for business.
No word as to whether or not this handsome Brit had a chance to peruse the popular New Topographics exhibition once he arrived inside. Featuring man-altered landscapes shot on film and first on view in 1975, I sincerely hope the noted thespian did take a few minutes to look around at the intriguing retro photographs.
Speaking of photography, that was the reason for Pattinson’s mission to LACMA. At the Wilshire Corridor landmark with ‘Remember Me’ co-star Emilie de Ravin, the film couple posed for photographer Norman Jean Joy against the museum’s dynamic backdrop. These romantic date pictures are slated to appear in the March issue of American Vogue, on newsstands in March 2010, the same month the new Pattinson/de Ravin movie debuts.
But back to LACMA.
Movie star Robert Pattinson and all others who appear in front of or behind a camera should be sure to review the off-beat photographic exhibition mounted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Among sensational shutter bugs represented in this coveted museum space are Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal, and Henry Wessel, Jr. Their cool hand capturing of everyday building environments first seen at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film are accompanied by another presentation including the photographs of high-profile shooters like Ed Ruscha and Walker Evans.
Another aspect of the exhibition commemorates what LACMA calls the “ugly and ordinary” — a retrospective from the Robert Venturi/Denise Scott Brown missive, Learning from Las Vegas.
Ugly and ordinary?
Not our Robert Pattinson, at least not as we see the hunky thespian on the big screen, right Twilight fans? That would be a big no, no doubt whatsoever.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. LACMA is closed on Wednesdays.