Tour Carlson Art Fabricators with Ave. 50 Studio

balloondog.jpgI think this stuff is fascinating. HOW does anyone fabricate a two-story-high aluminum balloon dog?

Well, Ave. 50 Studio in Highland Park (the same folks who gave J. Michael Walker, whose work is now on display at the Autry, his first show for his “All the Saints of Los Angeles”) is hosting a tour through the very place that made artist Jeff Koons’ balloon dogs–and other monumental works of art. The deets:outsideave50.jpg

“Carlson & Company is one of the leading fabricators of industrial-sized artworks in the Country. The Carlson building is a warehouse of over 30,000 square feet. A few of its clients include Claes Oldenburg/Coosje van Bruggen, Jeff Koons, Ellsworth Kelly, and Noguchi. A number of engineers from Disney Imagineering work on their staff, along with 75 regular employees. One of the major projects of Carlson was Jeff Koons “Balloon Dog” a 10-foot tall brightly colored stainless steel sculpture. This tour will appeal to artists, collectors and art fabricators alike, and will be led by owner Peter Carlson.”

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“Please join us as we visit a remarkable art fabricator and discover behind-the scene techniques for constructing some of the world’s largest and most powerful artworks.”

“For more information and to rsvp, call 323/258-1435. $50 donation (includes tour and lunch at a fine Mexican restaurant).”

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 No. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042