"The San Andreas is not Los Angeles' only fault," cracked architectural historian Thomas Hines at the kickoff to Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.. Hines didn't really mean it -- he was quoting a joke that people from, say, San Francisco might make -- but the quip hit just ... More >>
A somewhat conservative institution like the Getty Museum isn't alway known for its sense of humor. And Richard Meier's modernist castle on the hill can be intimidating. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to see the Getty jumping on one of the more amusing Internet memes to pop up in the last, oh, 7 ... More >>
This week, homing pigeons interfere with LCD signs on the I-10, one artist takes narcissism to virtuosic heights and another imagines China bringing the United States to its knees.
5. Soccer as endurance art
"You can't be surprised by a good-looking girl playing ball once, maybe twice," says a guy ... More >>
Last Saturday, less than a week after she opened The Rock and Eagle Shop on Eagle Rock Boulevard, artist and curator Bettina Hubby heard a man outside the door. "I'm just going to make sure it's not just an adult rock and eagle shop," he said to his children.
The exterior is painted a bright, pot-d ... More >>
For some, Los Angeles' musical history fits nicely into categories; there was bouncing beach pop, Laurel Canyon folk, West Coast rap and Sunset Strip rock. But behind this shroud of notable names and iconic acts, there is a richer, more diverse portrait of music in Los Angeles.
Th ... More >>
"You screwed up," chef John Rivera Sedlar told Getty curator Andrew Perchuk in the months before Pacific Standard Time began. The sprawling, Getty-funded celebration of postwar SoCal art should have included food. But Perchuk, already working to facilitate exhibitions at 60-plus institutions and org ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistSusan Mogul's Mogul Celebrates Mogul poster hanging alongside the official PST ads in Echo Park
Anthony Kiedis and Ed Ruscha both like words. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' front man and now-iconic L.A. artist drive around L.A. discussing this shared affinity in a promo vid ... More >>
In a way, every wedding is a multimedia theatrical production. Each detail is managed, choreographed, and rehearsed; from rings, to cakes, seating charts, music, vows, catering, decoration, and, of course, wardrobe.
Wedding professionals have to pull off flawless manifestations of other people's mo ... More >>
Illustration by Art SpiegelmanStory by Erik Himmelsbach
Van Dyke Parks lives on the fringes of the city, up the hill in the northeasternmost nook of Pasadena. He's comfortable there; it's a geographic mirror of his own five-decade career as a culty wingman whose fingerprints are conspicuous ... More >>
Screenshot taken from Ghostbusters
Everyone knows that L.A. isn't the 'real' America. It's full of communist liberals who have no faith in the great American nation. However, have no fear -- if you're planning on going to that show at the Echo on July 4 and skipping out on the fireworks, you ... More >>
"Incognito," which was held Saturday night in its seventh year as an exhibition and fundraiser for the Santa Monica Museum of Art, offers an enjoyable blind taste test of contemporary art. Well-known artists displayed side-by-side with emerging artists -- equally sized, equ ... More >>
Gone, 1992Sorry, Los Angeles: Ed Ruscha has left the building.
The saddest part is, we hardly heard him go. Two years after an initial media storm revealed the City of L.A. might be trying to push the pop-art master out of his Venice studio shack for the sake of a parking lot, he exited quie ... More >>
The estate of Glenn Goldman, the late owner of Book Soup, will be up for sale this Sunday at Bonhams & Butterfield's in Beverly Hills (7601 W. Sunset Boulevard). This particular auction focuses on Goldman's art books. The pieces up for grabs include a signed coffee table photography book by Annie Li ... More >>