The Greatest at his best, courtesy of photographer Michael Brennan

Visual arts
We enjoyed seeing art photos of the sweaty Muhammad Ali muss up the otherwise pristine Design Within Reach’s furniture-exhibition halls. The sports-and-boxing theme was an odd fit for the tony Beverly Boulevard retailer, but a good crowd milling ’round the rooms made it all work. Even a glimpse of Ali gives everyone a little more ...

My date with Julius Shulman 6

Architecture & Design · Visual arts
The morning of the opening reception of her superb textile design exhibit at Design Within Reach, my ModCom friend Alexandra Becket called with a problem. No one was available to pick up architectural photographer Julius Shulman, she said. Julius, of course had photog’ed her grandfather Welton Becket’s architecture (including the Capitol Records building, shown at left, not a Shulman ...