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"Tripping" on Art with Helen Frankenthaler & Doug Aitken

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So my friends, on this day of incessant 100º heat in L.A., let's talk about something cool, very cool... Of course, I'm talking about cool art -- abo...

10 Favorite Artists' Books Found at the 2016 LA Art Book Fair

MutualArt | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts

While artists have been involved in the making of books throughout history, from illuminated manuscripts to illustrated manuals, the artist's book as a distinct form of art arose out of the early twentieth-century avant-garde and proliferated through the 1960s and '70s with conceptual art and its predecessors and antecedents.

Hello Kitty Con Opening Night: Erik Estrada! Ireland Baldwin! Ophelia Overdose!

Susan Michals | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

Last night in Los Angeles, Hello Kitty got her Hollywood close-up with the first ever Hello Kitty Con convention in the world.

Mike Kelley: The Sacred and the Profane

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Huge, sprawling exhibition devoted to the art of one of the best-known LA artists, Mike Kelley (1954 - 2012), just opened at the Geffen Contemporary a...

PLAN ForYourArt: October 18-24

Bettina Korek | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex. The tour features resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, and performance art.

Learn Why This Artist Draws With Gunpowder

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is known for his aesthetically exquisite choreographed explosions. Yet for an artist so concerned with destruction, Cai's...

PLAN ForYourArt: April 5-11

Bettina Korek | Posted 06.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The original Barter Show (1969) consisted of watercolor washes which Ed Kienholz bartered for the sums, objects, or experiences painted on them. As a tribute, a group of artists have been commissioned to follow Kienholz's guidelines.

The Docent

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

In my experience docents are painfully well intentioned, more or less informed, and extraordinarily tenacious. Yet I confess, I avoid them and have always avoided them.

Jump!! LA: Art in the Streets

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Caroline Giegerich

2011-08-02-pullquote.jpgJump!! is meant to re-invent art by expressing as much joy as possible in front of it.

Shepard Fairey Meltdown: Paparazzi Are Street Artists Too

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

What is the difference between graffiti and paparazzi? Both are annoying invasions of public space. Whenever a cry to regulate either of these behavio...

Censorship: Coast to Coast

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The Republican agenda, it seems to me, is primarily about holding on to power at all costs. If that involves kow-towing to the Catholic church's objection to a museum exhibition, so be it.

MOCA: 'Double Standard'

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When Jeffrey Deitch, director of the museum, announced plans for his first exhibition -- the tribute to filmmaker and artist Dennis Hopper -- it was met with some disappointment.

Greening Hollywood: the DL on Downtown's City of LA Fashion Week

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Paige Donner

"We need to import designers to L.A. rather than export our talent to N.Y.," said Cameron Silver, owner of Decades Inc., L.A.'s starring vintage fashion boutique, and co-host of DLAFW.