On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, held a pre-Oscar exhibition of Taryn Simon's Birds of the West Indies (2013-14). I was only able to capture the first hour of the largely-packed opening.
Rebels In Paradise has some interesting things to say about the development of a distinctive Los Angeles gallery world, with its connections to the entertainment industry and the burgeoning museum culture.
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.