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To gallery owner, blogger, fashionista, lifestyle maven and all-around It girl Heather Taylor, life consists of "little moments of making things pretty." Sitting barefoot and cr ... More >>
This week, one artist makes paintings that smear and explode while another makes an ancient monument look lively and a third installs a Dutch living room in a storefront.
5. The better to hear you with
Elana Mann, who has spent the last few years thinking about how to make listening and hearing mor ... More >>
This week, one artist pays homage to hits of the 1960s, another pays homage to a discount store and a group of photographers make images too unwieldy to hang on a wall.
5. Jazz without music
Free-jazz pianist and poet Cecil Taylor has a deep, mysterious voice, and his readings sound like his play ... More >>
This week, artists fix up and sell other artists' artwork, a choir performs songs based on protest techniques and discarded packing material invades pop culture.
5. Paper girls in a dress shop
In Satine Boutique on Third Street, artist Bari Ziperstein's 3-D girl made of newspaper-colored paper is d ... 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 >>
This week, a temporary exhibition takes over Mount Wilson Observatory, an artist reflects on Hurricane Katrina and LACMA's Levitated Mass finally opens to the public.
5. The artist and the hurricane
"It is important you trust me enough to follow my thoughts but mistrust me enough to question them," ... More >>
Before the New York Studio Program moved from lower Manhattan to DUMBO, art students there used to gaze from their studios into the apartment painter Carroll Dunham shared with his wife, photo artist Laurie Simmons. Sometimes, they could watch the two eating dinner. Maybe they could see the artists' ... More >>
This week's list includes a show about incarceration, Lena Dunham's dad and art for gamers.
5. Behind bars
Artist Jennifer Moon was incarcerated for nine months, though nothing in her current exhibition at Commonwealth and Council tells us why -- except to say she was "a common criminal," not a "po ... More >>
This week's list offers artists making rules, breaking rules or trying to figure out what the rules even are. It also includes a walking tour.
5. War against the photograph
Around 2004, painter David Hockney, famous for slick, smart renderings of SoCal swimming pools and uncomfortably posed sociali ... More >>
"I'm pretty sure my fans will wear this award as a badge of honor," racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. said when he accepted the 2011 Most Popular NASCAR Driver Award in December. "And so they should, because the award is theirs."
This was the ninth consecutive time Earnhardt Jr., whose grandfather was a rac ... More >>
The buzz on Night Gallery -- a unique art space in Lincoln Heights that is only open between 10pm and 2am, Tuesday through Thursday -- is growing steadily. A few months ago, co-proprietors Davida Nemeroff and Mieke Marple made the decision to turn the gallery into a full-on commercial venture, and s ... More >>
Courtesy David Kordansky GalleryA view of Aaron Curry and Richard Hawkins' collaboration
The November/December gallery scene looks like it might be pretty exciting this year, starting with a surprising collaboration and crowd-pleasing paintings in Culver City.
5. Surviving the O.C.
James Lu ... More >>
The Louis Vuitton logo has appeared on all kinds of ridiculous things, from Mexican bungalows to live pigs, but the luxury brand seemed particularly irked when its signature multi-colored design appeared on an Audra handbag carried by a starving Somali child.
The re-appropriated design, whic ... More >>