5905 Wilshire Blvd
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2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965-68; GB/United States). Stanley Kubrick on set during the filming. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Nov 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
5905 Wilshire Blvd
“Los Angeles fans of Stanley Kubrick discover the process behind the director's many labors of love at the first US retrospective of his work at LACMA — the site of last year's Tim Burton exhibit. Among the 1000 objects on display are a typewriter from The Shining, annotated script pages for Lolita (printed on pink paper), the iconic costume from A Clockwork Orange, and a set model of the War Room from Dr. Strangelove. Cinephiles also delight in Kubrick's more personal items: the chessboard he played between takes, a press ID badge from his time as a photographer for Look magazine in the 1940s, as well as two incomplete projects: Napoleon and The Aryan Papers. Kubrick's uncompromising vision gave him the power to re-conceive each genre he helmed — from horror to satire — and LACMA's exhibit offers fans a rare glimpse into the reclusive pioneer's cinematic masterpieces.”
Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.