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Communists Invade Silver Lake: The Neutra VDL House Gets a New, Imaginary Family

The little girl who appears to live at 2300 Silver Lake Blvd. has been playing cowboys and Indians. She's set up an all-out, hand-to-hand battle on the living room floor. Little figurines face each other. Some stereotypically shirtless Native Americans crawl along the carpet. A cowboy stands watching from the...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including an Echo Park Festival Called Avocados

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including an Echo Park Festival Called Avocados

An art festival rivals a music festival, and an alien from who-knows-where learns to navigate life and Los Angeles. 5. Avocado season While the Echo Park Rising music festival plays out in and around Echo Park, artist-curator Jonathon Hornedo’s three-day festival, called Avocados, will play out in that vicinity as...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Basketball-Themed Chess

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Basketball-Themed Chess

An '80s icon has an intimate show, two artists double as rappers, and dancers try to make the Hammer home. 5. Tastefully kinky Everything in the CB1 show curated by artist Tucker Neel is in questionable taste but tastefully made. Nancy Baker Cahill’s hairy graphite drawings are smartly crafted, as are...…
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L.A. Salons Bring Together Art World Novices and Insiders

Touring the art collection of Cliff and Mandy Einstein, a longtime ad man and a former tennis pro, is a crash course in world-class collecting. You learn that if you want a collection that impresses contemporary art's biggest patrons (the Rubells from Miami, Dakis Joannou from Athens), you have to...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A., Including a Mime at Costco

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A., Including a Mime at Costco

This week, a high-energy artist digs into social-media power relations, and another artist gets clean.  5. Ahead of his time James Ensor was a perfectly respectable painter — until suddenly he wasn't. Halfway through the 1880s, the Belgian artist who had been depicting well-dressed ladies in muted parlors started painting...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Mindshare Creates L.A.'s First Junto, a Dinner Where Strangers Trade Ideas

Mindshare Creates L.A.'s First Junto, a Dinner Where Strangers Trade Ideas

It’s Thursday night at a downtown Arts District loft. Heavy yellow-gold curtains block the remaining sunlight and red and blue lanterns suspended from the ceiling light the space. Kate Tonge, who has just started serving lunches out of her nearby apartment, is cooking in the kitchen. Karen Silva, who just...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including an Art Talk Show

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including an Art Talk Show

There's a maze of ladders off of La Brea and fantastic, surprisingly funny paintings by an old-school L.A. artist in Hollywood.  5. Post-Its for the Internet Hans-Ulrich Obrist, the globetrotting Swiss curator, has nearly 42,000 Instagram followers. Mostly he posts photos of sticky notes written or drawn on by people...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Glass Skins and Noise Music

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Glass Skins and Noise Music

This week, it's lots of video and sound: a slasher film paired with experimental music in Historic Filipinotown, and an artists' noise band in Little Tokyo. 5. Thin-skinned In 1960s L.A., when the aerospace industry was booming, two youngish architects, Cesar Pelli (who would go on to design the Pacific...…
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Calendar, Archive Scott McFarland: Simultaneous Contrasts; Manfred Pernice: Bbreiland

Scott McFarland: Simultaneous Contrasts; Manfred Pernice: Bbreiland

An artist who pays a lot of attention to things such as cans and empty bottles, Berlin-based Manfred Pernice has spent most of his career bringing together disparate objects in orderly but nonsensical installations. At Regen Projects right now, his installation "Bbreiland" feels like a mix between a worn office...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Mike Kelley Movies

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Mike Kelley Movies

This week, a New York performer dances about growing up in the '80s, and two artists project images of pizza on carpet-covered triangles. 5. Collage in the window Artist Kristin Cammermeyer, who cuts into walls with the nonchalance of someone cutting pictures from magazines and who has designed department store...…
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Steve McQueen's Drumroll at MOCA Shows Why He Became a Successful Mainstream Filmmaker

The most impressive thing about Drumroll by Steve McQueen, the video artist who became an Oscar-winning director with 12 Years a Slave, is the way in which it gives an almost omniscient view of a big city without making that city seem any less dense and unwieldy than it is...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including a Crying Artist in Italy

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including a Crying Artist in Italy

Summer group show season starts, and an artist mines her teenage mind. 5. Coming out CalArts grads nearly always stage a post-graduation show somewhere in the city. It’s like a coming-out party, and it’s sometimes pretty chaotic — lots of work to squeeze in. But this year’s show is tight...…
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Calendar, Archive Kenichi Yokono: The New Suburbs

Kenichi Yokono: The New Suburbs

Kenichi Yokono's precious, intricate woodcuts, on view now at Mark Moore, have an old-fashioned look but depict dropout culture: a squat village, an abandoned picnic, a skull, a worn-out bike, punk jackets. The juxtaposition between careful craft and throw-away subjects works. 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City; through Aug. 9. (310)...…
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Calendar, Archive Animal Charm

Animal Charm

In their current show, "Animal Charm," a two-decade collaboration between artists Richard Bott and Jim Fetterley, built carpet-covered mounds, turned off the lights, then projected pulsing videos onto the carpet. The best work, Tappeto Mortale, is installed in the front room. It's like rolling, carpeted, psychedelic colored hills are protruding...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Is Greed Good for Art?

Is Greed Good for Art?

"I'm the hedgehog, Stefan's the fox," said Jonathan T.D. Neil last night. Neil is an art critic, academic and director of the L.A. Sotheby's Institute of Art, a graduate program based out of Claremont. He was comparing himself to Stefan Simchowitz, the art advisor, collector and patron who's become known,...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Psychedelic Light Shows

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Psychedelic Light Shows

One young artist projects psychedelic videos in Chinatown, while a group of older artists projects psychedelic videos in WeHo.  5. Sell it on the cheap Artist Julia Sherman has done a tag sale before, going into artists' studios and collecting the unsold or discarded work they don't know what to...…
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An Artist Uses Data to Create Paintings That the Art Market Will Love

Do people ever use "opportunist" as a compliment? Like, "She's really just so great at unabashedly playing the system"? It's certainly not being used that way right now, in contentious conversations about what's up with the art market. The art market is a little crazy right now, but maybe you...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including MOCA's Controversial Loan

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including MOCA's Controversial Loan

There's dancing about kissing at the Hammer and drawing about manliness in Little Tokyo.  5. Small bar The current show at Richard Telles, which includes artist Alex Hubbard's well-crafted, stocked bar the size of a phone booth, is worth seeing mostly because it's funny how much effort the artists put into...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Massages as Feminist Evangelism

5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Massages as Feminist Evangelism

This week, a mechanic burns bridges because he's crazy about a Mustang and an artist makes a quilt of masks.  5. Mind-changing massage The Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms (ILGWU) is hosting a night of performance called Surface Tensions. Artist Liz Nurenberg will employ her soft, strange sculptures,...…
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Calendar, Archive The Motorman

The Motorman

The current show at Richard Telles, which includes artist Alex Hubbard's well-crafted, stocked bar the size of a phone booth, is worth seeing mostly because it's funny how much effort the artists put into making objects nearly functional but not. The chair Oscar Tuazon placed on top of an oil...…
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