Last night we attended the "whimsy and fun" launch event for the new PARTY ANIMALS exhibit curated by electronic media artist Lindsay Scoggins at Royal/T in Culver City. This dreamy and alluring installation features today's top contemporary artists including Andre Ethier, Christen Bach, David Ellis, David Shrigley, David Tamargo, Friends With You, Jeff Koons, Jillian Mayer, KAWS, Ken Kagami, Ken Tanaka, Mike Reynolds, Misaki Kawai, TM Sisters, Takashi Murakami, Yoko Ono and Yoshimoto Nara.
From the moment you step foot in Royal/T, you will feel as if you are in a magical adult wonderland. Perhaps it's the giant and pricey ($27k) customized teapot bed which awaits your arrival, or the giant floating black and white dog bed which hovers above the room like a curious dark cloud. In addition to the escapist artwork, we spent a generous amount of time browsing the FriendsWithYou pop-up shop at Royal/T. It will keep children and adults entertained for at least a half hour. They offer some truly unique and unpredictable items that'll keep you entertained and at times, speechless.
We took in the art, and enjoyed tasty snacks from The Dim Sum Truck while sipping specialty Rosemary and Watermelon Soju cocktails. Cool Haus ice cream sandwich truck was on-site too, but we noshed on so much dim sum and sugary animal cookies, that although extremely tempted… couldn't have one more bite. The evening at Royal/T was so delightfully absorbing, that my friend Kyra is planning on visiting again with her son this week. PARTY ANIMALS will run from July 7th – September 24th, 2011.
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