Few artists ask visitors to contribute to their work, but Los Angeles-based artist Fritz Haeg thrives off the idea. His complex project, entitled Domestic Integrities Part A03, beckons visitors to become a part of an artistic undertaking -- the continued production of a traveling rug.
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Our weekly list of special event movies to see includes some evidence of Halloween creeping in:
Thursday, Oct. 18
Andrew Shea's thriller of a documentary, Portrait of Wally, traces the legal journey of the titular 1912 painting by Austrian artist Egon Schiele of then-17-year-old Valerie "Wally" Ne ... More >>
Fans of the streaming music site Boiler Room have seen performances from folks like James Murphy, Thom Yorke, A-Trak, Animal Collective and Sun Araw. Founded in 2010 by promoter Blaise Belville, the site first started in London, but this month Boiler Room arrived in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of Los Angeles Modern AuctionsRichard Neutra's VDL House in Silver Lake, photographed by Julius Shulman in 1966. A print of this image, and some of the furniture photographed, are up for auction this weekend. Life in sepia remains unavailable.In the material world, the past is never ... More >>
Andy Warhol Foundation/MOMAYour Soup Can Is Here
Andy Warhol is a celebrity name that needs no soup can MOCA exhibition introduction, particularly if that red-white-and-Campbell's label is front and center (in this case, July 9 through September 7th). And yet, within those visions of 1960s gr ... More >>
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To get to Ray's, the new restaurant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you thread your way through Chris Burden's streetlamp installation, past the outdoor Stark Bar and into a glowing minimalist rectangle that abuts the soaring Ahmanson gallery like a glass s ... More >>
Not a portrait of Michael Govan, but a still from Edward Scissorhands, from LACMA's upcoming Tim Burton series.
BY RICHARD NATALE
Two years ago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan proposed suspending the then-41-year-old weekend film program because it was losing money ... More >>
Anthony FriedkinHustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood 1971As some celebrate the 40th anniversary of New York's Stonewall Riots with speeches and beer busts, L.A. photographer Anthony Friedkin will lend a more local perspective with an exhibition of images covering Angeleno gay life over a four-year peri ... More >>
"Big Church" begins with a female chorus. Then a low-tuned distorted guitar powers up like a muscle car, and the juxtaposition between the chorale passage -- all altos and sopranos -- and the creeping guitar pattern -- baritone and bass -- is immense. Both move slowly and with great intent, beauty ... More >>
The New York Times last week just couldn't help getting in a little dig at L.A. when it reported, on December 23, on the Museum of Contemporary Arts' financial meltdown. After describing MOCA's embrace of Eli Broad's $30M bailout offer, Edward Wyatt and Jori Finkel wrote, "The plan avoids a pa ... More >>