San Francisco, both in myth and reality, has always been a nexus of productive subcultures defined by a sense of urgency and radicality. Now the art world spotlight shifts to San Francisco with the grand re-opening of SFMOMA's new Snøhetta-designed museum on April 29th.
The winds of change, imaginary currents of invention and practicality, often find their way by slowly drifting into an urban neighborhood that has the potential to be reinvigorated into an area with a more useful purpose.
In this exhibition, Los Angeles is a place where we see the beauty in the ugly and the ugly in beauty, such as Gary Leonard's beautifully composed image of torched buildings taken during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.
For all the years that I have lived in America, which has become my home since immigrating from Russia a few decades ago, I've had a dream: to get behind the wheel of a car and drive thousands upon thousands of adventurous miles across this beautiful country of ours.
Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.
It all starts in 2009, when artist Pierre Bismuth attends a press conference for Ed Ruscha's retrospective Fifty Years of Painting at the Hayward Gallery in London, and asks Ruscha about the whereabouts of one of his works that had never been exhibited.
The Golden Globe Awards are only a few days away, and the Oscars are just around the corner as well. If you want to immerse yourself into the mystery, glamor, and history of Golden Age Hollywood between 1933 and 1950, here is a treat for you.
Whether it's a catalogue that allows us to enjoy an exhibition long after its doors have closed, or an in-depth investigation into the oeuvre of our favorite artists, these new books will surely be treasured for years to come.
Ron Burkhardt's curiously handsome and codified new geometric-inspired works create a zigzag jigsaw puzzle of communicative compositions that keep the viewer guessing until the final piece falls into place.
Art Basel, the world's most important contemporary art fair, returns this week for its 43rd edition (June 13-16) with over 300 galleries exhibiting the works of 4,000 Artists while 60,000 art lovers take the city by storm.
I was grinding pencil lead and burning paper as I furiously wrote down her confession. The perp was speaking softly, her voice dulled with regret. An art world mystery of half a century has been solved and I have the confession!