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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.