On Saturday, Larry and I took off for Palm Springs. We wanted to catch the Richard Diebenkorn show at the PS Art Museum on our way up to Idyllwild. There wasn't any traffic. We got to Palm Springs in record time without speeding! First stop, fish tacos at the Fisherman's Market and Grill. Next stop, Palm Springs Art Museum. The Diebenkorn exhibit is marvelous! There are so many paintings and drawings that I've never seen. He has always been one of my favorite artists.
After the Museum we walked over to see that humongous statue of Marilyn Monroe, "Forever Marilyn" by Seward Johnson, wearing the famous halter dress, standing over the subway grate from the movie, "Seven Year Itch." There were tons of people there taking photos of Marilyn's bum.
Last stop, The Shag Store on Palm Canyon. Artist, Josh Agle aka SHAG has had many of his designs fabricated into useful items such as cocktail napkins, drink coasters, lamps, sculptures, handbags, salt and pepper shakers and MORE. The store is chock full o' great SHAG items. I managed to depart with a little cash here.
At around 3pm we headed up the Palms to Pines Highway to Idyllwild. More about that tomorrow!