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Elizabeth Dinkel is truly an American designer with strong classical roots.  She curates livable homes that are timeless, fresh and inspired.  Although her firm is based in West Hollywood, California, her projects take her from coast to coast to the most desired zip codes in the country.  Elizabeth's tailored palette and upbeat energy are sought after by repeat clientele.  Recognized by House Beautiful as one of America's Top Interior Designers, Elizabeth’s designs have also been featured in numerous magazines including, Elle Decor, Veranda and Interiors Magazine. 

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In an effort to give you a sneak peek into the highly anticipated window displays at LEGENDS OF LA CIENEGA 2011: CELEBRATE ART, we asked the Legends designers to share the inspiring thoughts and aesthetics behind their Legends window in the La Cienega Design Quarter. "The Legends Style Sheet" sponsored by Jean de Merry, presents a series of fun and unconventional interviews with our participating window display designers.

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ELIZABETH DINKEL
INSPIRED BY HELEN FRANKENTHALER
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Helen Frankenthaler (1928) is an American Abstract Expressionist, Color field and Lyrical Abstraction painter. She is a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Having exhibited her work in six decades she has spanned several generations of abstract painters while continuing to produce vital and ever-changing new work. She was included in the 1964 Post Painterly Abstraction exhibition that introduced a newer generation of abstract painting that came to be known as Color Field. Her work has been exhibited worldwide since the 1950s. In 2001, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

“A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image. For my own work, when a picture looks labored and overworked, as you can read in it—well, she did this and she did that, and then she did that—there is something in it that has not got to do with this beautiful art to me. And I usually throw these out, though I think very often it takes ten of those over-labored efforts to produce one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.”

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