This year felt like a year of growing pains for art in Los Angeles. Maybe that's because 2012 started as Pacific Standard Time -- that regionwide, Getty-funded series of exhibitions on SoCal art history -- wound down and the art community shifted attention from past to present. Maybe it's because th ... More >>
*James Franco's MOCA Show Opening: 'There's Just a Lot of Dicks in There'
*James Franco & Alex Israel: Why Their Obsession With Celebrity Doesn't Pay Off
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 >>
This week, snarky performance artist Eleanor Antin remembers Stalin, Paul McCarthy pulls a chair out from under a fictional Natalie Wood and sculptor Emily Counts turns a fax machine mystical.
5. What's war got to do with it?
In the trailer for their new exhibition and performance series, Arjun Ne ... More >>
In the span of a week, MOCA has subjected us to not one but two art installations that are heavily dependent on celebrity for their content. James Franco's "Rebel" opened the weekend before last at the JF Chen showroom, and this past Saturday night Alex Israel had a video screening and performance o ... 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 >>
Courtesy of Profiles in HistoryCar from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
An auction of big-name Hollywood geek porn organized by Profiles in History at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past weekend grossed more than $5.8 million. We bring you the highlights:
10. An original film cel from the c ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community, believing that good music deserves much more than a handfu ... More >>
Dennis Hopper has died at his home in Venice, after a battle with prostate cancer. The actor/director/artist recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his long, storied career, which included appearances in such films as Rebel Without a Cause, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and ... More >>