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David Alfaro Siqueiros

Beyond Graffitti, a Look at an Evolutionary Process

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

This past weekend the Architecture + Design Museum launched an exhibition, Beyond Graffiti II, across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Some of the artists in the exhibition included Axis, Atlas, Chaz Bojorquez, Aise Born, and Phantom.

MCLA Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

We all have a social responsibility to continue the defragmentation process if this city is to become a world-class city, and whatever your tools and strength may be, that should become your weapon of choice.

The Writing on the Wall

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The writing on the walls in Los Angeles was the same in Santiago; the trajectory of suppression, pain, and suffering, existed everywhere and nobody had been spared the shame.

The Current State of Muralism (Part III)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

For many decades, the world looked to the Mexican Muralists for technique and inspiration, but in the '70s a new cultural renaissance emerged in the American Southwest and Northern Ireland.

The Current State of Muralism (Part II)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

In 1910, a radical academic at the San Carlos Academy, Dr. Atl, organized a national Mexican art exhibition that challenged academic realism and the scientific reflections of the current dictatorship.

The Current State of Muralism (Part I)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The spirit of the Mexican Revolution changed the perception of artists and shifted it to represent ideological works for the people instead of a group of elitist patrons. And so began the Mexican Muralist Renaissance, which coincidentally was in direct opposition to modern art practiced in Europe and the United States at the time.

Torture and Terror in Art History and the Healing Power of Revelation Before Zero Dark Thirty

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2013-02-01-ScreenShot20130201at4.49.35PM.pngWhen considering torture and terror, the first question of relevance is, Do we require an experience of torture and terror first hand, either as a survivor or as a witness, to be credible on the subject?

WATCH: Censored Siqueiros Mural Re-Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Some 80 years ago, legendary Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros unveiled his only public mural in the United States -- "Tropical America,” painte...

Surrealism at LACMA, Gingrich to the Moon

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, here she was: one female artist versus three super-macho colleagues. And you know who won the battle? Yes, you guessed it right: Frida left the boys in the dust.

Real Street Art and L.A. Legacies

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Max Benavidez

You can't bring the raw energy and sheer free expression that is global street art into an institution and still label it street art.

LA's New Art Season Embraces Art of, From and About the Street

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Aome of the most stimulating shows to open the new season in Los Angeles don't so much celebrate the street, its ecology and its denizens, as appropriate it.

The Radical Nature of Powerful Convictions

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

Nobody reminds us more of how radical it once was for an artist to turn their back on representational painting -- or of the rewards of persistent conviction -- than Paul Cézanne.