Cai Guo-Qiang: A Return to LA

After a month away from Los Angeles, I arrived earlier this week for the 4/7 opening of Cai Guo-Qiang's amazing Mystery Circle at the Geffen Contemporary in Los Angles. He had mentioned in March that he would be setting off 40,000 rockets, away from the museum wall and towards the crowds. It was my observation that the crowds numbered in the thousands with folks lined up all around the Geffen Contemporary to get in. To say that it was mind blowing would be an understatement. Take a look at the pictures below and you'll see what I mean.

Above: The Ignition of Mystery Circle

Above: The second Ignition of Mystery Circle, 
a little reserved surprise from Cai.