Top architects, artists create lights for MAK Center auction

The Seed Syllable lighting fixture by artist Dewey Ambrosino, estimated at $2,500, will be included in a Nov. 2 auction to benefit the MAK Center for Art & Architecture in West Hollywood.
(Petra Rajnicova)

Some of L.A.’s best known architecture firms and artists have designed one-of-a-kind lamps to be auctioned Nov. 2 at a fund-raiser for the MAK Center in West Hollywood.

Among those who designed, produced and donated their work for the event, dubbed “Light My Way, Stranger”: Ball-Nogues Studio, Cory Buckner, Ehrlich Architects, Hodgetts & Fung, Eric Owen Moss, Barbara Bestor, Dewey Ambrosino, Liz Larner and Sam Durant.

All proceeds will support the nonprofit MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s programming and stewardship of three dwellings by architect R.M. Schindler: the landmark 1922 Schindler House in West Hollywood, the 1939 Mackey Apartments in the Mid-Wilshire district of L.A., and the 1936 Fitzpatrick-Leland House, the Hollywood Hills West residence where the auction will be held.

For fans of Schindler, the auction will be an opportunity to see the tri-level Modernist design at the crest of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. LA Fog, an experimental chamber music collective, will perform; food will be by artists Sarah Beadle and the Notch collective. (The Fitzpatrick-Leland House was the backdrop for a 2005 Times profile of Julius Shulman, who had first photographed the house in 1937 and returned 70 years later to document then-owner Russ Leland’s restoration..)


Tickets are $130. Information: (323) 651-1510.

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