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Michael Govan and Dave Hickey Discuss Land Artist Michael Heizer's 'City'

JK Russ | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
JK Russ

In contrast, there are few images of Heizer's current project under construction, as the site is not yet open to the public. Govan shows us two aerial images, one of the "City" site, and the other of the Washington D.C. National Mall.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Art in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, my friends, here is the latest. For the next two weeks, I am off to France for a press trip, organized by the Poitou-Charentes region in Western France. How can I say no? The region is famous for its ancient Roman history, medieval architecture, plenty of small museums, and beautiful landscapes.

Studio Visit With Helen Pashgian: The Leading Lady of Light

Lita Barrie | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts
Lita Barrie

Light is a lifelong obsession for the most brilliant minds, bringing artists and physicists into critical dialogue through their parallel explorations. For centuries, scientists have asked: "Why is the sky blue?"

Art, War, Gold

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been exactly nine years since the glorious day when Michael Govan, the newly appointed Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, greeted a larger than usual crowd at a press opening in March of 2006.

Llyn Foulkes 'One Man Band'

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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.

Fifty Shades of White, and More...

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Upon entering Shulamit Gallery in Venice, one encounters a subtle, abstract, white on white wall relief by LA artist David Abir. This is another case where it is up to us viewers to count the number of shades of white.

Artsy Gifts According to Edward Goldman

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I have a secret; how not only to avoid the stress connected with holiday shopping, but instead, to enjoy it. Yes, to enjoy Holiday shopping! Are you ready? Do you have a pen and paper handy?

A Holiday List of the Best Art Around Town

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So my friends, this is the time of year when our guestrooms and couches get crowded with kids, friends, in-laws, you name it... And we are expected to feed and entertain them.

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Saving Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in L.A. (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

In spite of being one of the most unique works of art, the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia are on The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide list of th...

Pas de Deux

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The succession of works of the two masters from one wall to the other accentuates this "musical" effect of their convergence: a "pas de deux" of two artists, performing their dance on a "visual" stage.

Men and War: Art Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The fact that this substantial body of work spans only two years, from 1913 to 1915, is staggering in itself. That many of them were made in bereavement, as a memorial tribute to the gay artist's lover, killed during the first year of action, gives them a particular emotional poignancy and social significance.

Cara Delevingne Has Officially Crossed Over to the Dark Side

Modelinia | Posted 01.04.2015 | Style
Modelinia

When Cara Delevingne gives her seal of approval to something, you just know it's going to be big. So the fact that the model has officially crossed over to the dark side (of hair color that is) should tell you one thing: brunettes are officially having a moment.

Movie Night at RAY'S & THE STARK BAR!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

All photos by Jay If you read my recent Huffington story about the Movie Academy's wonderful Hollywood Costume Exhibit...

Hollywood Costume Show is Spectacular!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On my living room wall hangs four signed costume sketches by Edith Head which she did for a movie that I produced, W C. Fields and Me, with Rod Steiger and Valerie Perrine.

Samurai and Jazz Invasion of LACMA

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The gallery is flooded with dramatic red light, and the first thing you are confronted with upon entering are Samurai horsemen, charging right at you. Staring at their elaborate suits of armor, including helmets and faceguards, it's difficult not to think about an over-the-top opera production or Hollywood blockbuster movie.

Andy at the Top of His Game

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Why jaw-dropping? Here's why. The exhibition consists of 102 large-scale paintings (1978-79) hung with no space between them so that they create one uninterrupted line that hugs the walls of several large galleries.

Tearful Goodbye to Ensor, Happy Hello To...

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The second exhibition that helped me to survive during the hot weekend was a groundbreaking - or more precisely, wallbreaking -- show at Regen Projects by the well-known Los Angeles artist Doug Aitken.

To Rome With Audrey, With Turrell to the Sky

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I've been in love with Audrey Hepburn all my life. Well, not really all my life, but at least since the moment I saw her in William Wyler's 1953 classic film, Roman Holiday. I was just a kid living in Russia, and I could only dream about traveling to Rome.

Sorolla in America, Hartley in Germany

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Today, more than a hundred years later, Sorolla's luminous, large-scale beach scenes still seduce not only your eyes the moment you encounter them, but your nose as well.

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.

Great Recipe for Fourth of July: Art and BBQ

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I was surprised to get so many comments from you, my dear and smart listeners, in response to last week's program, where I mentioned the embarrassin...

From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week, I was supposed to travel to Holland to pay my respects to the Girl with the Pearl Earring. This famous painting by Vermeer reclaimed its ...

78 Hours on the Los Angeles Art Scene

Simon Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Right off the plane, our first stop was a studio visit with painter Kour Pour, who this past February enjoyed a sold-out show at Untitled NY in New York's Lower East Side.

A Weekend of Music, Movies, and Plenty of Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you've ever stood in front the famous 2,000-year-old Rosetta Stone at The British Museum and fantasized what it would be like to not only read it...