I’ve never been to Santa Monica, but I hope it is as colorful as it is depicted by Ynez Johnston. Not only does she draw it full of pink and purple monsters, but she describes living “amid yellow fish and purple cats and a thousand TV antennas.”
Ynez Johnston letter to James and Barbara Byrnes, ca. 1960. James Byrnes papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

I’ve never been to Santa Monica, but I hope it is as colorful as it is depicted by Ynez Johnston. Not only does she draw it full of pink and purple monsters, but she describes living “amid yellow fish and purple cats and a thousand TV antennas.”

Ynez Johnston letter to James and Barbara Byrnes, ca. 1960. James Byrnes papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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