As I was recently working on the archive of the German art dealer Alfred Schmela, I discovered an unusual mailing sent by American postminimalist artist Richard Tuttle. Addressed to Alfred Schmela and his wife Monika in Düsseldorf, Germany, it was… More»
Mission style or “Spanish Colonial” architecture is a California signature. San Luis Rey de Francia was founded in 1798, yet shares many of the features of Los Angeles’ Union Station. Compare with The Huntington’s capture of the station to see just how similar in line and form these buildings really are.
Mission, San Luis Rey de Francia, 1880, Carleton Watkins. J. Paul Getty Museum.