This week, an artist turns two galleries and a storage unit into pseudo-sets for a remake of a Western, and 29 L.A. painters show in a former downtown bank.
5. Finally finished
"Little Ellie, what have I told you about self-expression? ... It goes nowhere," Stalin tells artist Eleanor Antin in Anti ... More >>
No matter how much new art continues to appear, an age-old question remains: what makes something art?
No one knows that question better than art historian, author and professor Richard Meyer. The Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University recently released a new book ... More >>
This week, it's all about looking back: One artist revisits 1993 L.A., another borrows the palette of teen pop from 20-some years ago and a museum show features graphically bold, grittily political art of the '80s.
5. What art even is
When the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston changed its nam ... More >>
Ray Bradbury, the fantasy-fiction mastermind who wrote Fahrenheit 451 and really did believe man would make it to Mars sooner than later, moved to L.A. from Illinois in 1934 as a teenager. His family first lived around Western Avenue. Then, in 1942, they moved into a Craftsman bungalow at 670 South ... 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 >>
Jena ArdellWho: Nirvana
Where: SiriusXM's studios in New York City
When: September 24, 2011
Better than... bands inspired by Nirvana.
Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, an album most people feel changed the landscape of music. To celebrate, SiriusXM satellite radio ... More >>
Courtesy of Team GalleryRyan McGinley: Taylor (Rushing River), 2011
When Osama bin Laden was killed in May and young people, "the Millennials," gathered at the White House, Lafayette Park and Ground Zero in a surprising burst of euphoria, their optimism was unnerving. Did they really imagine ... More >>