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10 Drawings Of Los Angeles That Capture What Makes The City So Magical

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts

Many artists celebrating Los Angeles focus on the city's melting neon lights, dreamy young people, glamorous film sets and sunshine. But Luis Serrano'...

Inglewood Open Studios

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When most people think about Inglewood, California, they usually don't think about the arts. Unfortunately, it was stigmatized in the 90s by Black gangster rap and hood films which gave it a tainted image, similar to Compton and South Central.

Inside The Artist's Studio, Vol. III

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Just like every cocktail party peopled with artists, we ask the inevitable question "What are you working on right now? What are you making?" The artist answers.

Art Adventures This Side of the 405

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Now, with summer upon us, are you ready for a little bit of adventure? Art adventure, that is? I heard good things about a group exhibition at Ben Mal...

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Gowns Inspired By Claire Pettibone

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

Designer Claire Pettibone skyrocketed to bridal fame when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's now-wife, Priscilla Chan, donned a Pettibone gown on her ...

The Painful Beauty of Alison Saar's Stories

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the contemporary art world, dominated by conceptual and abstract art, it takes an artist of particular conviction and artistic chutzpah to concentrate exclusively on figurative work.

Art School Survival Guide

Posted 08.24.2012 | Arts

Telling the world you are going to art school is no walk in the park. Get ready for the exasperated sigh, the onslaught of unsavory statistics and the...

Beloved Artist and Teacher Franklyn Liegel Passes

Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Late last month, the beloved Los Angeles artist and teacher Franklyn Liegel was found unresponsive in his studio. An autopsy later confirmed the imme...

PLAN ForYourArt: September 29-October 5

Bettina Korek | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The historic Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles will erupt with Trespass, a parade where artists and residents will rally together to engage in art, music, dancing, floats, community activism, and performance.

PHOTOS: Bob Mackie, Santa Monica Place Honored At Otis Benefit

Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design hosted its annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Saturday, May 7 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The even...

Video Art -- A Renewed Channel of Artistic Expression: This Artweek.LA (March 14-20)

Bill Bush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush


When I Grow Up I Want to Be... an Art Historian?

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Taylor

Children often fill in the blank with a myriad of respectable positions -- doctor, lawyer, police officer, teacher, etc. -- but few proclaim their intent to be an art historian. I was that rare exception.

Big Wall, Slow Pace. The New Work of Joe Biel.

Ethan Murrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ethan Murrow

From a distance Joe Biel's drawings and paintings appear sparse and quiet. Then you walk a little closer and his meticulously crafted and precisely considered work exerts itself.

Plan ForYourArt, March 4-10

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The inaugural exhibition for the newly expanded, Richard Meier-designed Gagosian Gallery includes new large-scale photographic work by Andreas Gursky.