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Finding the Fine Arts Dialogue in Hawai'i

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Hello art lovers. As everyone knows, Hawai'i is a fertile land for artists. I cannot think of a better place to make art. The rampant growth and renewal parallels an equally aggressive death and decay; both unrelenting actions are inspirations that make great art

Decision Points for Your Business Marketing: Advertise, Promote or Publicize?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Gordy Grundy

All businesses, large and small, share basic commonalities. One of them is "How much bang for how little buck?" How to market your business requires a careful study. Where do you spend your money? Advertising? Promotion? Public relations?

Salt Water + Gasoline: Kustom Kulture II Celebrates, Canonizes and Eulogizes An Art Movement

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Through the heart of every true Southern Californian, there flows a passionate mixture of blood, salt water and gasoline. Kustom Kulture II is a celebration of this Life and Style.

At the Getty: Tripping into the Fourth Dimension

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you are a movie buff, the name of the German director Werner Herzog will definitely ring a bell for you. A rather loud bell, and with a strange, ...

Seeing Red: The Maturity of Artistic Impulses

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

I've got a horse but I still think of him as a pony. He certainly acts like it. Red, named for his sorrel color, is no longer young and he's far from old. That's part of the problem. He's getting too old to train, but he's too young to saddle.

The Magnanimous Misanthropy of Poet John Tottenham

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

An Englishman, Tottenham is as dreary as a London fog. His droll inflection bares the resentment at having to answer your silly and stupid question. He does not believe in love, ambition or hope.

PLAN ForYourArt: July 12-18

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The 2012 Artillery Debates presented by Artillery magazine, will feature figures from the Los Angeles art world debating topics including museums, the art market, and LACMA's Levitated Mass.

Traffic Jam: Chris Burden's Roadside Attraction at LACMA

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

2012-05-03-LACMA.jpg The seven-year-old boy in me couldn't wait to get to the museum to see Chris Burden's Metropolis II. The expectation was high. A million racing cars in a dystopian fantasy of Los Angeles.

LA's Chinatown Art Scene Springs Fresh and Forward

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

This season, Culver City may wear the tiara of the international art world, but if you want romance, golden lanterns and a nibble on your earlobe, I'd rather be in Chinatown.

It's the Rebels in Paradise That Set the Sun of Pacific Standard Time

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.17.2012 | Books
Gordy Grundy

From Larry Bell's striped pants to Ed Kienholz's devilishly combed eyebrows, they created a scene. Knowing these artists as contemporaries, the author serves up a delicious living past.

Artillery Editor Tulsa Kinney's Last Interview With Mike Kelley

Jane Chafin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Mike Kelley was an artist who enjoyed success beyond what most dare dream of. He was beloved by an almost cult-like following. Why would he do the unthinkable?

The Last Portrait of Artist Mike Kelley?

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

The recent passing of the artist, musician and LA art hero has given a simple photo shoot a grave and life-changing significance.

Ca$h 4 Your Warhol: Artist Geoff Hargadon Will Accept Your Phone Call

Gordy Grundy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

In early 2012, the Andy Warhol Foundation will dissolve their Art Authentication Board. To fill the vacuum, Ca$h for your Warhol has announced a free authentication service. Just because it's funny, doesn't mean it's not serious.

MFA: Is It Necessary? -- The Debate

Jane Chafin | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

A degree is not something I look for when selecting artists for Offramp Gallery. The bottom line is always the work. I look for work that's honest, creative, original, skillfully executed and intensely visual.

A Wild Life in the Arts: The Indiscretion of James Hayward

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Gordy Grundy

James Hayward has distinguished himself as a painter, perceptive and tactile. His new book Indiscretion, from Minneola Press, is a chronicle of a ribald life in the arts as well as a glimpse of SoCal living.

Artillery Magazine Visits LACMA's Eggleston Retrospective

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(Via: Artillery Magazine) Untitled, n.d., from Los Alamos, 1972-74, Private collection. Seeing a really good Eggleston picture is to be astonished...

The Artist's Time and Place in Echo Park

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Right here, right now, Echo Park in Los Angeles is a mad bonfire of energy and passion, a white flame that can burn no brighter.

Laughing at the Artwork of John Tottenham

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

In the art world, the laughs are far and few between. British born poet John Tottenham has a wit as dry as my martini.

The Next Cable Series Pitch: Freeman and Lowe

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Every junkie would agree. The destructive effect of the installation is emotionally and psychologically compelling. I could not wait to get the hell out of there.