The MOCA Pacific Design Center has an exhibition by Catherine Opie called 700 Nimes Road. The exhibition documents the interior of Elizabeth Taylor’s home in BelAir. The photographs show images of her extravagant jewelry collection, her closet full of accessories/clothes, and pictures of her friends & family. It takes you inside her quaint home to get a sense of how this iconic legend lived.
The irony of this exhibition is that 700 Nimes Road is where I currently work. My coworkers and I walked through this exhibition identifying the rooms in the photographs and felt a very close connection to Elizabeth Taylor’s home which we now call our office. It’s a privilege to have a 9-5 job working on exciting art projects and sitting in an office where Liz once resided, hosted friends & family, and called her home for many years.