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Pas de Deux

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The succession of works of the two masters from one wall to the other accentuates this "musical" effect of their convergence: a "pas de deux" of two artists, performing their dance on a "visual" stage.

Hello Kitty Con Opening Night: Erik Estrada! Ireland Baldwin! Ophelia Overdose!

Susan Michals | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

Last night in Los Angeles, Hello Kitty got her Hollywood close-up with the first ever Hello Kitty Con convention in the world.

Grace and Power, Fragility and Strength: Artist Christophe Leroux Discusses His 'New Works' at the Sonce Alexander Gallery

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

Truly, Christophe exults in his work. "When I touch a piece of metal, it talks to me. I'm like, 'Wow!'" He further reveals: "Because, the thing is, really, this is a very industrial world: we manufacture cars and planes and fast trains and really heavy stuff. So my art is a reflection of our world."

78 Hours on the Los Angeles Art Scene

Simon Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Right off the plane, our first stop was a studio visit with painter Kour Pour, who this past February enjoyed a sold-out show at Untitled NY in New York's Lower East Side.

Mike Kelley: The Sacred and the Profane

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Huge, sprawling exhibition devoted to the art of one of the best-known LA artists, Mike Kelley (1954 - 2012), just opened at the Geffen Contemporary...

Dave Hickey in Los Angeles: Pirate vs. Farmers

Julia Friedman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Julia Friedman

Pretty much any epithet used to describe the art critic and MacArthur Award laureate Dave Hickey is doomed to fail.

To Kill or Not to Kill, That is the Question

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

While the whole world is watching the latest political "reality show" -the Christie-gate -the smaller world of art follows the morbid news of the up...

Rockstars, Museum Endowments and Longevity

Scott Stover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Scott Stover

From Paris to Los Angeles, it is surprising that dinner conversation in the art world shifts its focus from the museum to the museum director. Jeffrey Deitch disappeared as the conversation centerpiece as all talk is about the new director, Philippe Vergne, who will save MOCA.

Fred Armisen Brings Comedy To The Art Museum

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

On Thursday, December 19 Los Angelenos braved the admittedly light rain and packed into the Museum of Contemporary Art's Ahmanson Theater for Art + Co...

'Art Is One Of Our Nation's Most Valuable Exports'

Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

Yesterday Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art hosted its 8th Annual Women in the Arts Luncheon, a celebration of the art world's most innovative a...

Pioneer Of Male Erotica Was Way Ahead Of His Time (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts

This fall art season we're excited to see an onslaught of exhibitions honoring the shapers of homoerotic imagery, paying overdue tribute to artists th...

Columbus, Here I Come..!

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I just returned from a short trip to a city that, to be honest, I knew very little about. So why did I bother? Out of the blue, I received an invita...

An LA Architect Crosses the Border Into Relevance

Harris Silver | Posted 10.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Harris Silver

Here is a residence that exists in contrast to contemporary architectural criticism which rejects traditional ideas of beauty and is interested in the odd, and grotesque. According to Zellner, "this house in not interested in producing aesthetic novelty, the most radical thing about the house, is not being weird."

Two Shows, Many Cities: "Never Built," "A New Sculpturalism" and the Battle for Los Angeles

Guy Horton | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Guy Horton

Here in Los Angeles we have a complicated relationship with architecture and two con-current museum exhibitions demonstrate this in ironic and puzzling ways. This became even clearer when architecture made it to the front page of the Los Angeles Times on August 3.

Dylan On Deitch: Reinventing The Experience Of Art

Jesse Dylan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Jesse Dylan

Jeffrey Deitch brought an original voice to the art scene in Los Angeles. Whether or not you're a fan of his style, we can all agree that he was responsible for a set of provocative, interesting and unexpected exhibitions that enriched our experience of art.

It's Official: Big Changes Coming To The LA Art World

Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

The rumors are true: Jeffrey Deitch's time in the city of angels has come to a close. In a statement emailed to the Huffington Post, officials at ...

The MOCA Trustees Woke Up and Smelled the Coffee, at Last

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Today's breaking art news came to my inbox in the wee hours of the morning, in the form of a press release from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los ...

MOCA To Stay Independent

Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

Following partnership offers from LACMA and the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art just announced its plan to continue as an independent...

What's Behind MOCA's Plan to Ditch LACMA for the NGA? We Have No Clue

ARTINFO | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The last week has been something of a rollercoaster of news about the Los Angeles museum world. First, after months -- years, even! -- of financial tu...

LACMA To Dull Down MOCA?

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The big story out of the Los Angeles art world is that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has proposed acquiring the financially troubled Los Angele...

JR, 'The Wrinkles of Los Angeles'

Carmen Zella | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Carmen Zella

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Art Wars: MOCA Versus LACMA

Mat Gleason | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has quietly taken the lead in this city as the most interesting art museum. The Norton Simon still has, picture for picture, by far the best collection. The Getty still has the most money. MOCA and the Hammer are in a tussle for the hipness crown.

MOCA And The Art Of Being Unreasonable

Robert Storr | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts
Robert Storr

The urgent task is to save MOCA while it is still possible. Anything less will be a tragedy for Los Angeles in its struggle to match London, New York, and the cities of the future in Asia and the Middle East

MOCA and LACMA: That's Entertainment!

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

A friend of mine said that she thinks the main reasons for LACMA's swarm of weekend museum-goers these days, can be attributed to easy parking and lots of nice outdoor hang-out space. Me? I think it's because of the spectacular attractions.

Paul Schimmel Vs. Goliath

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's been less than three weeks since Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator of MOCA, was fired and -- despite more than a dozen newspaper articles and an avalanche of reports on the Internet -- no one knows for sure what happened.