This week's list includes a feisty auctioneer, art in a Metro station and a real-life Romeo and Juliet.
5. The last auction
Robert Berman has been running Santa Monica Auctions for going on three decades and has had the C2 building at Bergamot Station for nineteen years. At the end of the month, th ... More >>
Johnny Cash's lyric "I hear the train a comin'" best captures the mood at the Santa Monica Auctions farewell event, held this past weekend, June 9 and 10. Due to the planned extension of the MTA's Expo Line, the entire C Building at Bergamot Station -- home to Track 16, The Robert Berman Gallery and ... More >>
Ted SoquiSee our previous post, "Occupy L.A. Photos by Ted Soqui, Photog Behind Shepard Fairey's TIME Art, to Show at Gallery Where Cover Protester Sarah Mason Works"
Six weeks after LAPD riot cops cut short the revolution and forcibly cleared Occupy L.A. from its home on the City Hall lawn, ... More >>
Los Angeles city officials are so weird and flip-floppy about graffiti. On the one hand, they act all precious about our status as "mural capital of the world"; on the other, it's taken them over a decade (and counting) to come up with a mural ordinance that doesn't restrict all new public art in L. ... More >>
The Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica saw the show of the century fall into its lap this winter.
Sarah Mason, who works at the gallery, was catapulted into accidental fame when a photo of her at an Occupy L.A. protest -- snapped by LA Weekly photographer Ted Soqui -- was reworked by graphic art ... More >>