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Paris Photo LA at Paramount Studios (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

All the great international galleries filled the soundstages and open sets along the corridors and streets within Paramount.

MOCA Gala 35th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday March 29, 2014 I captured an art world star-studded cast of luminaries at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of my continuing N(art)r...

The Armory Show Is Here to Stay

MutualArt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.

Highlights From the 2014 L.A. Art Show

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 03.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

The 2014 L.A. Art Show came and went without a hitch. It was great to see so many people interested and appreciating art as Los Angeles sits on the cusp of becoming a world-class cosmopolitan metropolis due to its creativity and sphere of influence around the globe.

13 Questions: King of the Pop-Up (Gallery): Andy Valmorbida

Malcolm Harris | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

On the heels of his most recent show during Hong Kong Basel (Keith Haring -- RETNA) -- I caught up with the modern architect and reigning King of the Pop-Up Art Gallery, Mr. Andy Valmorbida.

Picfair Village

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

In the late '80s I used to have a friend who lived near Little Ethopia, around Pico and Fairfax. We used to take the RTD from Lennox and get off in the Picfair Village (Pico/Fairfax), once home to the historic Picfair Theatre that opened in 1941 and was torched during the 1992 riots.

The Best Street Art Of 2012

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting,...

Artists Who Know How to Tell a Good Story

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On occasion, I meet a good artist whose work I find appealing and who, on top of that, turns out to be an engaging and even provocative speaker. Today I want to tell you about three artists I know who belong to this rare group.

LA Art Scene On Fire: Opening Of The New Season

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Even with my Russian training, I know better than to have more than two shots of vodka at any one time. Give me a third, and inevitably a headache descends. But I swear I didn't have any vodka over the last few days, so why the pounding headache?

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Artist Nicolas Pol Take on Istanbu

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Pol puts forth sarcastic and sadistic observations on theology, iconography and popular culture as he interweaves high and low culture into a bloodied frenzy.

How To Participate In The Coolest Aerial Art Project In Town

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 03.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Do you remember the epic block party at the end of the 1995 cult classic, "Empire Records"? Well, now it's our turn to "Damn The Man! Save The Emp...

Rod Kurtz

You've Never Seen A Funeral Like This

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 03.09.2012 | Small Business

It's the end of an era at Houston and Bowery. For nearly three decades, an unassuming tent full of antiques has sat at this unofficial crossroads o...

WATCH: The Changing Face Of The Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted 03.05.2012 | New York

It was LA-based RETNA's turn on the Bowery graffiti wall this weekend. Replacing the Faile mural, RETNA, whose real name is Marquis Lewis, painted sym...

Brooklyn Street Art Presents: Best Images Of 2011

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's been an excellent year for street art all over the world and we've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from both big names and anonym...

PHOTOS: Street Art Royalty Hold Court In West Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles

West Hollywood just got some serious street cred. Last night, three gigantic, color-popping murals were unveiled at a chic party in... a parking l...

See The Mural That Has Santa Monica Fuming (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.09.2011 | Los Angeles

"Somebody may like a Renoir, but I like a RETNA," Adam Corlin told The Huffington Post. "I like street art. I think it is beautiful, and it sends a me...

Retna: Visual Rhythms

Crane.tv | Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

Retna is one of the great writers to succeed in spreading his art around the world. Retna created his own take on the commonly used Old English script by interlarding it with Asian characters and hieroglyphics.2011-08-17-imagepull.jpg

Jump!! LA: Art in the Streets

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Caroline Giegerich

2011-08-02-pullquote.jpgJump!! is meant to re-invent art by expressing as much joy as possible in front of it.

PHOTOS: WeHo's New Murals By Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf & RETNA

Posted 09.27.2011 | Los Angeles

West Hollywood is getting a little dose of downtown, as MOCA-selected artists Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and RETNA have just finished installing mu...

'Art in the Streets' at MOCA: This Artweek.LA (April 18-24)

Bill Bush | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Blog Watch: Hidden Parking Garage Art On MyModernMet

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on March 11, 2011 at 11:00am | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

While we're all used to seeing contemporary art hang on gallery or museum walls or even on the street, we usually don't come face-to-face with it in u...

Kanye, Graffiti and Country Music Royalty Reign at NYFW Parties

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Simona Rabinovitch

Tuesday's big money shindig went down at the brand new Mondrian SoHo hotel. The event's climax was the "money drop" from the Garden Room ceiling, when real dollar bills, drink tickets and fake Kanye cash rained down on the crowd.

Best Brooklyn Street Art of 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

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Art Production Fund at the Coolest Spot on the Strip

Doreen Remen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Doreen Remen

Seeing these murals in person is an unexpected and unique experience. The pieces unfold almost cinematically as you move through the levels of the garage.

Screenprinting Survey Spans the Streets to the Sublime

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Karen Fiorito's Buddha Cat Press enjoyed a small survey show at the Urban Sanctuary gallery in Boyle Heights. BCP has published and produced screen print editions for an impressive panoply of artists.