If you happen to be sitting around the parlor between now and July 1st and suddenly say to your manservant, “Littleworth, old duck, I am deathly bored! Let us away to some futuristic art exhibit with many photographs we’ve already seen!” your trusty Littleworth will recommend the Rewarding Lives exhibition of Annie Leibovitz photography at the Pacific Design Center.
As reviewer Emily Young wisely pointed out in the Times on Sunday, seeing Leibovitz’s talented yet all-too-familiar photographs isn’t the point, really, of this exhibit. “Instead of displaying the photos in conventional frames on a wall (that’s so 20th century), the organizers floated the 60 or so photos of accomplished actors, musicians, dancers, writers, athletes and politicians inside see-through boxes mounted on individual pedestals in an outdoor installation that is, in many respects, as arresting as the art it was intended to showcase.”
And since miserly Littleworth will nod approvingly at the lack of cost to attend, sally forth to West Hollywood post haste.