At most opening nights for art shows, a savvy photographer weaves through the crowd toting a fancy digital camera, probably with a super expensive lens. But when visitors to the Luckman Gallery walked through its doors on a Saturday afternoon, a very different camera greeted them -- a Polaroid.
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Using celebrities as artistic inspiration is certainly nothing new -- just ask anyone who ever tacked up an Andy Warhol poster in a dorm room. Yet, there is ce ... More >>
In the early 1960s, Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup can paintings were a spectacularly ordinary counterpoint to any number of lush, sophisticated still-lifes of bowls of laboriously arranged fruit. Warhol wasn't about commentary. He was genuinely enamored of the commonplace and ubiquitous. And he a ... More >>
Right now, there are at least three music-themed photo exhibits going on in L.A., and a few celebrity-themed ones, too. Peter Fetterman Gallery is showing "Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography" through September 8, while Kana Manglapus Projects is exhibiting "Factory 77" through September 10, ... More >>
This week, an opera singer gone brilliantly rogue performs downtown, a celebrated curator who's something of a crusader visits the Miracle Mile and more group shows round out the list.
5. The curator who keeps going and going
Hans Ulrich Obrist makes "being a curator like a spiritual vocation," say ... More >>
The exhibit "The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol," which is up at MOCA's Grand Ave location through August 20, is a big, breezy show that borders on eye candy. On balance, it succeeds at making a case for taking an interest in contemporary abstract act -- but it's not all that clear what ... More >>
Kyle Nicolaides is a thinking man's rocker. The frontman and songwriter for L.A. band Beware of Darkness -- who sound like a literary Led Zeppelin -- grew up in Santa Barbara, where his father owns a small Greek restaurant.
In addition to playing music from a young age, Nicolaides read a lot, he s ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #156 for Saturday, March 17, 2012
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Fanatics! I am writing you from what's left of a night off in Washington DC. I had a good day driving around town with Ian MacKaye. A few hours ago, we drove by the house where Min ... More >>
You may have thought that Nico -- the eyelinered, somewhat racist Velvet Underground singer, Warhol superstar and film actress -- died in 1988...but you'd be wrong. She's been reincarnated by Tammy Faye Starlite, a New York singer/comedian/performance artist who's also known for sending up two othe ... More >>
Andy Warhol Foundation/MOMAYour Soup Can Is Here
Andy Warhol is a celebrity name that needs no soup can MOCA exhibition introduction, particularly if that red-white-and-Campbell's label is front and center (in this case, July 9 through September 7th). And yet, within those visions of 1960s gr ... More >>
PHOTO BY GREGORY BOJORQUEZMr. Brainwash just got busted.Forget the Shepard Fairey case. Music photographer Glen E. Friedman's lawsuit against Mr. Brainwash, the street artist profiled alongside Banksy in Oscar-nominated doc "Exit Through the Gift Shop," is the one to watch for legal fair-use ... More >>
Photo by Ray Stevenson.The name Cherry Vanilla may conjure nothing more than an ice cream flavor for some, but anyone obsessed with David Bowie, Andy Warhol or the well-documented hedonism of '70's New York nightlife knows it's in fact, the more-than-apropos moniker for a multi-faceted woman ... More >>
Andy Warhol's 'Small Torn Campbell's Soup Can,' Possibly Worth $12 Million, Is In Broad's Collection.A deal has likely been struck for Eli Broad's much-sought museum to be located at the very Grand Avenue project the billionaire has been touting for years, according to the Beverly Hills Couri ... More >>
By Barbara Celis
David Bowie, U2, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones. What could they possibly be doing together in the Meatpacking district of New York yesterday? Just hanging out at a party with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Damien Hirst and Barack Obama. Kind of.
Slash, by Mr. Brainwash
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Here's a food show that would have made Andy Warhol happy. Instead of just donating your cans of soup to the foodbank, let local architects and engineers create art from them, THEN donate them. For the fourth annual Canstruction LA, a design/build competion, teams of local architects create structur ... More >>