Richard Serra, the sculptor whose maze-like steel cylinders take up half the first floor of LACMA's Broad Contemporary building, made an uncharacteristically overt political drawing in 2004. In heavy, rough black crayon, he drew that disturbingly hooded Abu Ghraib prisoner with arms outstretched. He ... More >>
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The crisis at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, which exploded with the ouster of longtime chief curator Paul Sch ... More >>
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Who are we to argue celebrity artistic merit -- or any artistic merit anywhere? It is 2012, after all, and it has kinda all been done. ... More >>
"There's just a lot of dicks in there. A lot of porno," the painter Ty Williams says, shaking his head. "But I get it, though. I understand the prevalence of penises."
We're standing in the alleyway behind JF Chen, a collectible furniture showroom and exhibit space, at the opening party for "Rebel ... More >>
If you're one of those shoppers who struts into bookstores, clutching a latte in one hand and wrangling a book off the shelf with the other, Lee Kaplan thinks you should be a little ashamed of yourself. Lee and his wife Whitney own Arcana Books on the Arts, one of the best bookstores around for new ... More >>
We're tickled, of course, that CNN thinks "L.A. Is a Heavenly Place." We do, too!
But as so many L.A.-ophiles discovered upon actually reading the meat of the article, writer Jennifer Wolfe thinks of L.A. like a postcard, not the smoggy grimy wasteland we've come to call heaven.
The piece is part ... More >>
The Coachella Valley was once known as a fantastic spot for a getaway from L.A., especially during its high season in winter, when it features almost-certain sunshine and better temperatures.
In recent years, Coachella has become synonymous with just one thing: Coachella. But this year, the music f ... More >>
You've likely noticed this sun setting behind an iconic row of palms as it darted in front of you on the 405. But unless you've got one of these specialty plates screwed on your own Prius, it's unlikely you knew that it supports the state's art funding. "I had lived in California my whole life, and ... More >>
Sometimes stories start simply: In 1999, Dave Tourje, an artist who supported himself through construction, purchased a house. He bought it for many of the reasons other people buy their cribs, but what it wound up giving him was a calling. The 1907 residence had been the South Pasadena home of Nelb ... More >>
Ice Cube in the Pacific Standard Time promotional video about the Eameses
Today was a good day for Ice Cube -- he kicked it in the Eames House.
In a promotional video for Pacific Standard Time released yesterday, Cube discusses the work of husband-and-wife designers Charles and Ray Eames, an ... More >>
Courtesy of Eric DoeringerOne of Doeringer's imitations, entitled Cowboy Photographs (After Richard Prince)
Forget about original artwork. Even the Ancient Greeks complained that it was impossible to innovate anymore.
That's the premise of Eric Doeringer's tongue-in-cheek show at Another Ye ... More >>
Copyright Billy Al Bengston, Billy Al Bengston studio holdings, photo by Brian Forrest Billy Al Bengston's painting Sonny, now at the Getty as part of Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time has arrived! Sort of. At least for the press.
This morning the Getty held the opening press confe ... More >>
"If you're too funny, I'm going to have to come on stage and hand you a card to remind you to talk about art," Writers Bloc founder Andrea Grossman reminded Steve Martin prior to his discussion with American art and cultural critic Dave Hickey at LACMA.
Grossman, of course, was r ... More >>