Art, like language, morphs words and tones to describe the world. It can be a reflective, interpretive, literal, and/or emotional. Important art passes the litmus test of time. It remains in the pop culture lingo to mark the space from whence it came.
Rebels In Paradise has some interesting things to say about the development of a distinctive Los Angeles gallery world, with its connections to the entertainment industry and the burgeoning museum culture.
Brothers Richard and Tim Butler founded the Psychedelic Furs as the Punk revolution swept across the music industry with the force of a sonic tsunami. After all these years, the intriguing excitement of the band is still totally intact.
MOCA Los Angeles will be exhibiting the complete set of Warhol's 32 Campbell's Soup cans through September 7th. The soup cans offer an opportunity for me to explain just what I think the damage of Warhol's work was.
On the one side, are those who think that Andy Warhol damaged art and painting, and took it into the realm of a joke. On the other side of the argument is collector Alberto Mugrabi, whose father owned 800 Warhols.