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Lecturing Instead of Making Love to Aphrodite

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The new exhibition at the Getty Villa, Aphrodite and the Gods of Love tells a fascinating story about this goddess who beguiled, inspired and often wreaked havoc in all matters of love.

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.

Plunging into Amsterdam's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Going on a short press trip to Europe is never a walk in the park. It is more like a headfirst plunge into the local art scene: Exploring, tasting, inhaling it 24/7. And that's exactly how it was during my recent visit to Amsterdam.

Hadley Holliday Expands Her Vocabulary

Posted 03.29.2012 | Arts

Hadley Holliday's works are heavy on the eyes, yet the borders and lines are crafted with youthful indulgence. While her new series at Taylor De Cordo...

The Standard Downtown Mural Delivers With Deedee Cheriel

Vanessa Coblentz | Posted 05.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Vanessa Coblentz

Acclaimed Los Angeles artist and all around cool girl, Deedee Cheriel brings her iconic imagery to the downtown Standard Hotel's 6th street mural program.

Three Decades Of LA Art Go On Show In Berlin

AP | By GEIR MOULSON | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

BERLIN -- A primer on three decades of post-World War II art from Los Angeles, including iconic images from Ed Ruscha and David Hockney, abstract work...

Not Dead Yet: 10 Questions for Painters -- This Week -- Ali Smith

Tracey Harnish | Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish


Experience "L.A. Style"

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

Fashion photographer Herb Ritts captured so much of the glitz and glamour that epitomizes that L.A. image-centric air. The skin, the sun, the models, ...

Now Isn't That Spacial?: This Artweek.LA (Feb. 27, 2012)

Bill Bush | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush


Bon Voyage, Giant Rock!

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

We've been waiting a long time for "Levitated Mass", the giant boulder which currently resides in Riverside county, to embark on its exodus to sunny L...

PLAN ForYourArt: February 23-29

Bettina Korek | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Urs Fischer's first exhibition with Gagosian Gallery will include sculptures and a series of large paintings. Fischer is known for his works that combine formal adventures in space, scale, and material with a mordant sense of humor.

Preview: When Lucent Met Herakut at Palace Theater

Carmen Zella | Posted 04.18.2012 | Arts
Carmen Zella

Herakut and Lucent Dossier Experience have joined forces to create a performance about broken dolls and broken dreams in a visual exploration of live music, costuming, live painting and dynamic cirque acts.

PLAN ForYourArt: February 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 04.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Under the Big Black Sun features more than 130 artists working in an array of mediums and addresses the period in American art when modernism reached its end and a multiplicity of movements began to take shape.

PLAN ForYourArt: February 2-8

Bettina Korek | Posted 04.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Outsiders Observe Los Angeles will show films that look at L.A. by artists who were visitors to L.A. What truths about the city are these non-Angelenos able to see, and how do they express them?

Rankin Isn't Dazed & Confused Anymore...

Andrew Reilly | Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Do you find that your appetite for fashion, film, art and music is insatiable? You may have something in common with celebrity photographer John Ranki...

Four Famous Artists in Stunning Exhibit at Getty Villa

Jay Weston | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

If you haven't been to the Getty Villa in awhile, now is the time to plan a quick trip there. The current show is an exhibition of four giants of the modern art world: Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Giorgio de Chirico, and Francis Picabia.

PHOTOS: Ron Pippin's Mythical Archives Uncover Treasures From Land And Sea

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

Ron Pippin's works are little treasure chests of everything. From mythical skeletons to historical relics that never were, all his quasi-scientific co...

PLAN ForYourArt: December 8-14

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The second annual showcase of Los Angeles printmakers, dealers, galleries, and nonprofits focusing on trends in printmaking and publishing will take place this Saturday, and a variety of affordable prints will be available for purchase.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Liz Glynn's final work for "Engagement Party" will take the form of a seated dinner party. The dinner will incorporate imagery from 19th century anatomical theater to explore notions of desire and embodiment.

Games of Chance

Max Benavidez | Posted 01.22.2012 | Arts
Max Benavidez

Picture the Mexican lotería as imagined by Albert Camus and photographed and printed by Ansel Adams and you have an idea of the lustrous and ironic feel and tone of Luis Delgado Qualtrough's work.

PHOTOS: Feeling Text, Reading Texture

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

'Text & Texture,' a new show at Fresh Paint Art Advisors, exposes the equivalence between the two media, curating works in which text and texture are ...

PLAN ForYourArt: November 3-9

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Lawrence Weschler, the biographer of Robert Irwin and David Hockney and former staff writer for the New Yorker, will discuss Uncanny Valley, his latest collection of political tragedies and cultural comedies.

Happy Memories Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman


LA's Mural Moratorium -- More Art! Less Red Tape!

Gregory Linton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Los Angeles made a name for itself as the mural capital of the world between 1986-2002, when murals were encouraged and celebrated in the city. But in 2002 the city instituted a city-wide moratorium on murals.

Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane? No, It's Ed Ruscha!

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Goldman

Passing Pepperdine University, I couldn't resist deviating from my initial plan to spend the whole day with nature and went to see an art exhibition. After all, I do believe that art, like an apple a day, keeps doctors away.2011-10-24-imagepull.jpg