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“Sponsored Video” Caribbean Dreams

“Sponsored Video”
Caribbean Dreams

Here’s a little fun—a whiskey dream starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Gianini, shot for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It opens aboard an antique yacht in…

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Nicholas Bowers (foreground) and Shepard Fairey working on the Chicago mural “We Own the Future,” 2014. Photo by Jon Furlong.

Nicholas Bowers: Second in Command

It Takes an Army

Yes, Shepard Fairey is a street art superstar, a highly collectible blue-chip artist, and a household name worthy of museum retrospectives. Fairey’s also a multiple-city…

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Samara Golden, “Thank You,” 2014.

ALL GROWN-UP: Made in L.A.

Made in L.A. Reflects Breadth and Maturity

Climate experts have yet to advance their science to a point where we might seriously contemplate climate management, but if they ever do, they might…

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BOOKS: Billion Dollar Painter

BOOKS: Billion Dollar Painter

Outta Control: Thomas Kinkade’s Wild Ride in the Straight World

If you asked beginning art students to name a living artist in 1998, the most frequent reply would be Thomas Kinkade. Given the art world’s…

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Emil Nolde, Blue Sea (Blaues Meer), circa 1914, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

RETROSPECT: Emil Nolde (1867–1956)

Indescribably Sublime, at LACMA

The inclusion of Emil Nolde in the excellent exhibition, “Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky” at the Los Angeles County Museum…

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David Hockney, “Yosemite I, October 16th 2011”
iPad Drawing printed on six sheets of paper (71 3/4 x 42 3/4” each),
mounted on six sheets of Dibond
143 1/2 x 128 1/4” overall
Exhibition Proof #1
© David Hockney

ART BRIEF: Multiplicity

Art in the Digital Age

I attended the opening of a show of the recent work of David Hockney at the L.A. Louver gallery titled “The Arrival of Spring.” These…

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Art Reviews

Old Man, 2014

The Miaz Brothers

Fabien Castanier Gallery
Plateaus, 2014

Rashid Johnson

David Kordansky Gallery
Marion Lane, I Am A Bird, 2014

Double Trouble

Coagula Curatorial
John Altoon

John Altoon

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

LACMA