What's furniture without a home?

Stephen Prina's show at LACMA, called "As He Remembered It," is full of built-ins -- built-in bookshelves, closets, cabinets, counters. Prina had these made to replicate built-ins from houses built by architect R.M. Schindler in the 1930s. This means they have a spare, midcentury refinement to them -- or, rather, you can imagine that they would have if Prina hadn't severed them from the rooms they were meant to inhabit, spray-painted them honeysuckle pink and grouped them together in the middle of a gallery on the third floor of the museum's BCAM building. Wandering around them feels like navigating some sort of midcentury modern version of the Island of Misfit Toys. 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; through Aug. 4. (323) 857-6010, lacma.org.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: April 7. Continues through Aug. 4, 2013

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