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Eric Minh Swenson

Marilyn Minter Gets Pretty Dirty (FILM)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Marilyn Minter at the OCMA opening. Photo by EMS. The Orange County Museum of Art offers the only West Coast presentation of Marilyn Minter: Pretty...

Robert Longo and Henry Rollins Take Stage (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Orpheum backstage with Robert Longo and Keanu Reeves. Photo by EMS Crowd gathers at the Orpheum for the Longo/Rollins talk. Photo by EMS. The Un-P...

Coachella 2016 Art Survey: The Disney of Music Festivals (photos)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Coachella 2016 crowd weekend 1. Photo by EMS. Coachella Music Festival: April 15-17, 2016 Phillip K. Smith III. Portals. Photo by EMS. Phillip K...

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel : A Fortress of the Arts (photos)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles. Photo by EMS. Ivan Wirth speaks at the press opening. Photo by EMS. Los Angeles Grand Opening: Sunday 13 Mar...

Sprüth Magers and The Wings Of Desire (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

John Baldessari. Photo by EMS. Sprüth Magers new Los Angeles space. Photo by EMS. Since the 1970's, Angelenos would be seen on their knees under...

Marc Horowitz Opens New Doors at Depart Foundation, Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

The Depart Foundation held its first solo exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Marc Horowitz on October 8, 2015 to a large crowd of art world curators, collectors and patrons.

Matthew Barney and the Fountain of Youth (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

New York-based artist Matthew Barney was featured in a number of events in Los Angeles that I had the privilege to recently cover.

Urs Fischer's La Dolce Vita (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Gagosian Beverly Hills held an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Urs Fischer on Tuesday, September 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Urs Fischer was born in Zurich in 1973, and lives and works in New York.

Doug Aitken 'Station to Station' (Review)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

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.

Joe Sola's Kingdom For a Painted Horse (video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

I saw TIF SIGFRIDS' booth in New York last May at the elite and much coveted Frieze Art Fair. They exhibited works by Los Angeles based artist Zachary Leener, and soon after a prominent art advisor suggested I pay special attention to the gallery's program.

MOCA Gala Honors John Baldessari (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday May 30, 2015 I photographed the mondo-chic attendees of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 36th Annual Gala as they arrived at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

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.

Natalie Arnoldi: Unprecedented (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Natalie Arnoldi's paintings juxtaposed with a Bernar Venet's sculpture. Photo by EMS. I don't care about Natalie Arnoldi's age, her gender, or whe...

Paris Photo LA : Just Pick One, Honey (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Paris Photo LA launched its third edition once again at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The event was held over the weekend May 1-3 with it's VIP and press opening on Thursday April 30. Paris Photo LA is the sister fair of that held in Paris, France.

How Corporate Headquarters Faired at Coachella Music Festival (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Coachella Music Festival kicked off another round of it's 2015 edition with a new array of art pieces that brought alive the Empire Polo Fields once again in Indio, California.

Deal With It: LA Is the New Capital of the Art World (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

The Broad Museum is about to open its doors this September, and by doing so it's going to explode a U.S. military style daisy cutter on the Los Angeles art scene. Then comes Hauser Wirth and Schimmel (HWS) a few blocks away in LA's undeniably burgeoning Arts District.

Millie Brown's Post-Abstract Expressionist "Rainbow Body" (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Millie Brown's "Rainbow Body" presents the evolution of the artist's most recognized methods of performance-based painting.

EMS Nude Survey 1 Opens April 3: Revealing, Naked, Real

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

While some of the images may have local bluestocking blue-hairs clutching their pearls before the scales fall from their eyes, the less provincial and parochial will be able to appreciate what Swenson calls humanity's most fundamental drive -- sexuality, seen through the eyes of over thirty artists.

Understanding Karl Haendel (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

I've photographed, surveyed, and filmed nearly a thousand art exhibitions in the past few years. Never until now, has there been an exhibition more interesting than Karl Haendel's installation at Night Gallery called "Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking."

Llyn Foulkes 'One Man Band'

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

In the film, Foulkes has the charisma of Robin Williams, the looks of Clint Eastwood, the neurosis of Woody Allen and a singer/songwriter voice of Tom Waits. Put all these things in a meat grinder and it's a no-brainer that Foulkes stands apart from the Ferus brethren in this feature documentary film.

John Currin - No Fairy Tale (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

The Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills held its pre-Oscar exhibition with New-York-based master painter, John Currin. Currin arrived with his wife and children by his side, and although this was his night to shine, he adoringly gave his family most of his attention.

Taschen Grand Opening With David Bailey and the Rolling Stones (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

So here I am, photojournalist of LA's art scene, getting a weekend dose of Nicholson, only to see him greet Taschen's celebrated photographer, David Bailey, at the opening like two lost friends after the war.

Art Basel Miami Supercharged! (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

It was full throttle at Art Basel this year in Miami. There were Lambos, Red Bull, Cuban expresso, Davidoff cigars, champagne, and Waikiki weather to keep me up.

Mark Handforth: Rough Dark Diamond

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

I recently had the opportunity to interview gallery sales associate, Ben Parsons, for a film I did on the current exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles. My film features Miami artist, Mark Handforth's latest solo exhibition, Rough Dark Diamond.

Eric Zammitt : Unprecedented Insight into Process (video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Los Angeles native, Eric Zammitt, in his Altadena studio near Pasadena. Photo by EMS. Start the Hanz Zimmer soundtrack... In my latest documenta...