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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.

Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts, November 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

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Proof Is in the Print: This Artweek.LA (Sept 26 - October 2)

Bill Bush | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Dark, Sexy, Provocative. The Choice Is Yours

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

2011-09-23-Screenshot20110923at4.29.02PM.jpgWhen we think about L.A. artists who put our city on the map, the name of Alexis Smith immediately comes along with her contemporaries.

Rebels in Paradise by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Jane Chafin | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp's recently released Rebels in Paradise: the Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s introduces all the major players of the 60s Los Angeles art scene in straight-forward prose.

Hassel Smith: The Painter of Persistent Challenges (1915-2007)

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Smith's work had a powerful impact on the young Ferus artists, particularly John Altoon. And now, "Hassel Smith: Upending Orthodoxy," is showing at Sullivan Goss in Santa Barbara.