Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames House.


As an extension of “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” today the New York Times’ profiled Ice Cube in a Q&A and video about LA and Charles and Ray Eames. In it, the Los Angeles native – who studied architectural drafting before becoming a rapper – discloses his a fond admiration for the Eameses and their innovative techniques.

“Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980” is a multipart event that celebrates the birth of the LA art scene. Over the next few months, more than 60 arts institutions across Southern California will host exhibitions highlighting every major art movement made in LA from 1945–1980. Theoretically, that’s everything from mid-century modern design to gangsta rap – or from Charles and Ray to NWA.