Had quite a busy day yesterday in L.A. running around town. The most fun, however, was last night, when I schlepped Jeffrey Deitch to visit the amazing, brilliant 94-year-old artist and funny lady Phyllis Diller at her Brentwood home. Jeffrey loved Phyllis and was so excited by her work, home, style and general aesthetic. Of course I couldn't resist art shopping and bought two of her fab paintings. One is of a NUDE JUGGLER (Ms. Diller cackled loudly and asked, "Which balls do you watch?") and the other is one of her absurd, but amazing, face paintings.
I think Jeffrey's mind was blown by her art. He also bought an amazing piece that I'm jealous of -- a self portrait of Ms. Diller painted over musical notes. Then we went out to eat at a 50-year-old steak joint in Santa Monica. What a night. Here are some snaps.