The exhibit at the Huntington Library's Boone Gallery "showcases classic examples
of the work of Sam Maloof (1916-2009), a nationally recognized leader of the
American studio craft movement -- a movement that favored
the aesthetics of the handmade over the machine and mass-produced."
The exhibit is extremely well done and Maloof pieces are very appealing.
The style has been popularized and mass-produced but those
pieces do not come close to the beauty of the handcrafted originals.
For you locals, the exhibit runs through tomorrow, so you can still rush out to see it.
Watercolors by Maloof and others, memorabilia, and even a painting by Millard Sheets is also on display.