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Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Art in Downtown LA

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you were standing in front of this sculpture in a museum, you wouldn't dare touch it. But here, on the terrace, people comfortably rest their behinds on this great work of art, which is probably exactly how Rauschenberg wanted it to be.

'Levitated Cast'? Name Other Things LACMA Should Levitate!

2012-09-11-ScreenShot20120911at3.14.55PM.jpg | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Los Angeles, I'm Yours. By Kyle Fitzpatrick It wasn’t until this past Saturday at the KCRW’s Good Food Pie Con...

Cool Art in the Scorching Heat

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Where to go to escape the heat? My suggestion for a very cool film is Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a documentary about Chinese artist/provocateur Ai Weiwei.

My Very Personal Look At 'Levitated Mass'

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

On that Saturday morning we dozen or so strangers gathered as if by magic to approch the Rock. We looked at one another and the Rock with a sort of kinship. A communal event quietly took place.

What Would Catherine the Great Say?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Obviously the braces are necessary to prevent the rock from shifting in the case of an earthquake, but couldn't they have found another way to hold it up and make the engineering invisible? Isn't the whole point of Levitating Mass to create the illusion of a rock floating in space?

Double Negative: Minimal Nature

Margie Ruddick | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Margie Ruddick

We skittered out onto the unfathomably vast valley floor and into the mosaic of plants, grading from green to ochre to gray, surrounded by chains of rough, largely unvegetated mountains. Although we still had a couple miles to go before reaching environmental artist Michael Heizer's Double Negative, it felt as if we had arrived We were suddenly plunged into the landscape, rather than driving on a paved road, looking at it.