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With Passion and Gusto: The Listeners Speak

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the rewards of speaking my mind on the ups and downs in the art scene is getting to read your responses to my programs. Sometimes it is just ...

Inspired Madness

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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You Like It, You Like It Not

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Reading responses to Art Talk, my weekly radio show, is one of the pleasures and privileges of speaking my mind to such an engaged audience.

The Influence of the LA Streets on Art

Tom Gregory | Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts
Tom Gregory

L.A. Influential features a panel of native Los Angeles artists discussing the current interest in LA's diverse subcultures' impact on art as demonstrated in exhibitions such as MOCA's Art in the Streets.

Traveling for Art and Eating Well

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Edward Goldman

Would you agree that there is some charming and yummy connection between good art and good food? Many world-class museums are not only trying to impress visitors with great art but also eager to impress their taste buds.

In Belgium. High on Art.

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I am in the L.A. International Terminal, staring in disbelief at posters of Kandinsky, Sam Francis and Howard Hodgkin on the walls of McDonald's. I take it as a good omen for my mad dash to six cities in three countries.

Hollywood: Art and Oscars

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I wonder if the less than stellar results of the last Oscars, with its low voltage and sagging viewership, will make the Hollywood weasels -- clearly in need of inspiration -- turn to the world of art.

Art Does Your Body (and Wallet) Good

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Many moons ago I went to see a doctor to check my eyesight. He sat me down and instructed me to look at the wall behind him. I tried to do just th...

Be Warned: You Can't Operate a Vehicle After Watching This Video

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A good fellow American, and a faithful listener of Art Talk on KCRW, sent me a link to a Vatican website with a 360 degree panorama of the Sistine Chapel. For the next hour, wild horses couldn't have driven me away from the computer screen.

Welcome to a Big, Small, Strange World of Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's not often that one can find art-related news on the front page of American newspapers. BUt Robert Mapplethorpe's name is once again front-page news -- and this time, it's good news.

A City Awash in Art, Beer and Chocolate

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I just returned from a short trip to Belgium, my first time there, and let me tell you, it couldn't be more adventurous, intoxicating and sweet. And I mean it literally.

William Eggleston: Prince of Melancholy

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Absolutely nothing happens in the world captured in the photos by William Eggleston. But if you take a deep breath, his photos will start to sing to you their irresistible songs.

Fairs, Fairs on the Wall, Which Is Prettiest of Them All?

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The month of January is crowded in L.A., with art fairs that bring art dealers eager to spread before you thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos -- you name it.

The Best and Worst of 2010

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On a personal level, I want to say "thank God" that the year 2010 is coming to an end, but artistically speaking it was definitely a year to remember.

Trying to Undo the Whitewashing

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's program American Museums: All Talk, No Walk addressed the issue of the latest artistic censorship, when two leading American museums wer...

A Delicious Art Spread for Your Thanksgiving Weekend

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It always struck me as odd that people couldn't see exhibitions on their day off. For the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, I want to present you with a whole spread of delicious art exhibitions.

All Is Well That Ends Well... With a Gala at MOCA

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Many of you would probably agree that we are living in a rather cynical age, and that's why it's so inspiring to witness the miracle of resurrection. And no, I'm not talking about the story of Jesus.

A Tribute to Miriam Wosk: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When departed friends happen to be good artists, their spirit continues to live on in their art, and for those of us left behind, it's welcome consolation.

Museum of Contemporary Arts Celebrates the Creative Spirit of LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

More than any other museum in this country, MOCA came into being as a result of a passionate effort by a group of dedicated artists who, in the late 1970's, envisioned a new museum dedicated solely to contemporary art.

The Best of 9/11

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On 9/11, my survival instinct suggested that a celebration of good art is ultimately the best way to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. Even if the tunnel is long and dark, and the light is, at first, rather difficult to perceive.

An Embarrassment of Riches

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One can fantasize about LA art exhibitions the Broad Museum might present that other institutions were too timid to bring to town. As the Bible says, "A prophet hath no honor in his own country."

The Art Gospel According to Edward Goldman: Ten Reasons (or Ten Commandments) to Support KCRW

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, ladies and gentlemen, here is the Art Gospel, according to Edward Goldman: The Top Ten reasons -- no, Ten Commandments -- urging your support fo...

Happy Dog Days of Summer Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last weekend, seemingly everyone wanted to come to the beach to cool off, but I had better plans: with a group of friends, I went in the opposite direction to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

MOCA: 'Double Standard'

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When Jeffrey Deitch, director of the museum, announced plans for his first exhibition -- the tribute to filmmaker and artist Dennis Hopper -- it was met with some disappointment.

Creative Juices Peaking After Decades of Work Share

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Who among the older living artists can you think of as bravely defying their age and continuing to deliver surprises well into their 70's and 80's? I cannot think of a better example than John Baldessari.