I don’t remember when we met. And I can’t remember where we met, thought I know it wasn’t in LA. I do know that it was love at first sight. He was every fortune teller’s prophecy: tall, dark and handsome. But I was sure it was not meant to be because long distance relationships never work. Feeling disappointed and a little sad, I thought I better just walk away before I got too close. But I couldn’t tear myself away, stayed a little longer and discovered he did live in Los Angeles! He was only visiting this other city for a short while.
Thus began my love affair with Dr. Pozzi At Home. (He was painted by John Singer Sargent in 1881 and Sargent is my favorite painter.) Dr. Pozzi lives at the Hammer Museum and I can see him almost any time I want. He does travel from time to time, and I know he’s seeing other women in other cities. That’s okay, I’m not selfish about him. I really want you to meet him in person and apparently the Hammer does too because entrance is FREE all summer until September 2. All Collections, exhibitions, and programs. All of it. Free.
What and Where is your favorite painting (or paintings) in Los Angeles?
10899 Wilshire Blvd
at Westwood Blvd (corner of Wilshire)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Hammer is a sweet jewel box of a museum, not overwhelming and easily accessible. They have lunchtime art talks, movie screenings and lots of local artists shows. Plus they have a great bookstore/gift shop.
(Image from the Hammer Museum website.) (Click image for a larger version, but really, photos don’t do him justice and you should just go see him in person.)