"A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity." --Japanese polka dot artist, Ya ... More >>
Photo credit: Paula Goldman. Courtesy MOCA LA. A view of the 1995 Cy Twombly retrospective at MOCA
The painter Cy Twombly, who died Tuesday at the age of 83, has always, perhaps unfairly, been associated with high culture headiness. Sure, he came of age in New York alongside pop forerunners ... More >>
Gone, 1992Sorry, Los Angeles: Ed Ruscha has left the building.
The saddest part is, we hardly heard him go. Two years after an initial media storm revealed the City of L.A. might be trying to push the pop-art master out of his Venice studio shack for the sake of a parking lot, he exited quie ... More >>
See more photos in Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery, "D*Face 'Going Nowhere Fast' Opens at Corey Helford Gallery."
"The thing is, LA for me is all the irony of my work, but everything I love about where I would want to live," said British street artist D*Face when we interviewed him last week. (Rea ... More >>
See more photos in Shannon Cottrell's slideshow, "D*Face in Los Angeles."
Saturday night at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, "Going Nowhere Fast," the latest show from D*Face, will open. It is the British street artist's first solo show in Los Angeles. He had previously appeared in group shows ... More >>
Dorothy Parker once bought a new typewriter because she couldn't change the ribbon on the old one. Ernest Hemingway used to write standing up. Truman Capote wrote lying down, and could not tolerate the presence of yellow roses - although they were his favorite flower.
These are just a few facts I'v ... More >>