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Exhibition at CAFAM offers diverse perspectives of contemporary Iranian life

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last Friday, I went to the Craft & Folk Art Museum for the opening of an exhibition of contemporary Iranian video and photography. As coincidence woul...

The Minimalist Luxury of McLaughlin at LACMA

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The only excuse I can come up with for not seeing the exceptional exhibition of John McLaughlin's paintings at LACMA until just a few days ago is the ...

Happy Times with Art in 2016

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Art-wise, 2016 was a good year for Los Angeles. LACMA presented the blockbuster exhibition, New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic,...

At LACMA, Picasso vs. Rivera

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957) -- two great artists whose creativity greatly defined the art of the 20th century. Both were la...

Questionable Leonardo. Bad Koons. Great Isabelle.

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When, in 1967, the National Gallery of Art in Washington purchased Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Ginevra de' Benci from the royal family of Liechten...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.22.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's hard not to think about the amazing exhibition of German Renaissance Art that just opened at LACMA as a...

Your Favorite Disney Fairy Tales Are Being Retold Through Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was an art museum called the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Inside its hallowed halls lived paintings an...

Michael Govan Interview: The Director of LACMA on the Future of the Museum Space

Lita Barrie | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

"A picture is worth a thousand words" because complex ideas can be communicated with just a single image. The image of a museum amidst an implosion of moving, cultural images must stand out as an iconic image to symbolize the high value of art.

In L.A.: Exhibitions Not to be Missed

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The Hammer Museum just made an announcement about the winner of the $100,000 Mohn Award for the Museum biennial "Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, on...

Mighty Land Artist Michael Heizer Reveals a Softer Side: Heizer prints on exhibit at MCQ Fine Art, Las Vegas

Dawn-Michelle Baude | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Dawn-Michelle Baude

Stop sneering at Nevada: we've got Michael Heizer. For almost five decades, the internationally renowned Land Artist has etched, dug, plowed and excavated the state.

Will The LA Art Market Overtake NY?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Within the past 5-10 years, all eyes have been on Los Angeles as the new hot-spot for exciting growth in the art market. The location has quickly bec...

Patti Smith Rocks the Getty Honoring Robert Mapplethorpe

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

Patti Smith gently rocked the Getty Center Saturday, April 30, performing two acoustic shows in honor of her "life-long friend" Robert Mapplethorpe, whose poignant artworks and photographs are on exhibit there and at LACMA through July 31.

A Minimal Review of Agnes Martin | LACMA

John Seed | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Too spare for me. Agnes Martin | LACMA...

Cooking Art History: Biting the Big Apple

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

As a product of the 70s and 80s, I'm thrilled to have been asked to develop ArtBites classes around both exhibits even though food isn't exactly a topic featured in Mapplethorpe's work. At least not literally.

A Week of Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Music

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.13.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What a week it was, and what a week it is, with art, dance, theater, fashion --all that here in LA and across the Atlantic in Moscow and Florence. And yes, I've seen it all, and hope that you will enjoy some of these adventures as well.

Art, Diversity and the Human Race

Christine Buckley | Posted 04.07.2017 | Los Angeles
Christine Buckley

When it comes to Donald Trump, emotions run extreme on both ends of the political spectrum. For many, his very name has come to evoke a fundamental pain that cuts like a personal affront. His comments have shown a disrespect and lack of tolerance for diversity in gender, race and religion.

Robert Mapplethorpe Is Alive and Well (Photos)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.30.2017 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

35-years later, Robert Sherman stands in front of the portrait Mapplethorpe took of him. Photo by EMS. LACMA Director Michael Govan, Robert Mappleth...

Robert Mapplethorpe, My Old Boss, Did Take a Dog Picture or Two And Some of Them Now Appear In A New Book

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 03.26.2017 | Arts
Suzanne Donaldson

Thankfully I am able to expand on the notion of Robert and dogs from a previous Mrs. Sizzle post to announce a new book out entitled, "Robert Mappleth...

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Takes the Museum-Quality Exhibition to the Next Level

MutualArt | Posted 03.26.2017 | Arts

While Iwan Wirth describes the heart of the Hauser & Wirth enterprise as "a family business," it's no denying the gallery has considerable resources at its disposal.

Mapplethorpe On Our Minds

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 03.22.2017 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Self-Portrait, 1988, Robert Mapplethorpe Image courtesy of The Getty A documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the twentieth century's most contro...

Game Changers

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The good ol' days of the manageable LA art scene, when one could see all gallery and museum exhibitions in one weekend... These days are gone. Now, if one wants to keep abreast of what's happening in the hundreds of galleries and dozens of museums around this town, it would constitute a full-time job.

Church, Museum, Art, and Spirit

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.09.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Driving through our City of Angels, I'm often tempted to stop and check out impressive-looking churches. Upon entrance, some of them turn out to be rather disappointing. Others surprise with their architecture and stained glass windows, and occasionally with their artwork.

Kurt Cobain to John Baldessari: Exhibitions to Check Out in L.A. This February

Susan Michals | Posted 02.04.2017 | Arts
Susan Michals

Photographer Geoff Moore's first solo photo show debuts on February 11th at KM Arts on La Cienega, with never before seen images of personal items he shot for the estate of the Nirvana front man.

Painful as Hell and Irresistible Still

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In this exhibition, Kota Ezawa shows an animated film as well as a series of light boxes, each of them displaying a deliberately stylized recreation of the stolen work. A quarter of a century later, the mystery of what happened to the works remains unsolved.

Get Your Art Party Hop on... a Busy Saturday for Art in LA!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.08.2017 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

This Saturday, January 9, proves to be busy start for 2016 for the Los Angeles Art World. Some stand out exhibitions take place downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood and in Culver City.