This piece is part of our package on L.A.'s war on street art, including:
*Los Angeles' War on Street Artists
*The Secrets of L.A. Street Art: Bumblebee, Sharktoof and Linelinedot Discuss Their Work
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LACMA's show "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, a Retrospective 1972-1987," highlighting the famed performance art group, closed on Sunday. Harry Gamboa Jr., one of Asco's original members, grew up in East L.A. and continues to work as a performance artist and writer.
By Harry Gamboa, Jr., as told to Cat ... More >>
Judging by artworks on view around town, you'd think L.A. invented Thanksgiving. Or, maybe I'm reading too much into it.
In any case, here are five Thanksgiving-related L.A. artworks (that are probably not inspired by Thanksgiving).
Photo courtesy of the FamilyDr. Shifra Goldman led efforts to restore the David Alfaro Siqueiros Mural at Olvera Street.In many ways, art historian, scholar and political activist Shifra Goldman was the madrina -- the godmother -- of Chicano art. A memorial service in her honor held October 1 ... More >>
Courtesy of LACMA and the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University LibrariesAsco Goes to the Universe, 1975: a glamorous close-up of the collective
If you imagine David Bowie moonlighting as a Chicano performance artist, you might begin to get a sense of Asco, the radical collec ... More >>
Courtesy of the Vincent Price Art MuseumVincent Price with his art collection, in the 1950s
"Imagine growing up watching the person you love most being bludgeoned, immolated, dunked in boiling wax...or doing those things to other people," remarks Victoria Price, the willowy daughter of Vincen ... More >>