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Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) in Big Eyes © 2014. The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved/ Leah Gallo

FILM: Big Eyes

No One Buys "Lady Art"

It’s an amazing true story—the real story behind the phenomenally successful paintings of those children with those big, sad eyes of the ’50s and ’60s,…

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Dan Witz, Vision of Disorder, Frieze Triptych, 2013

My Kid Couldn’t Do That

“State of the Art” Survey of Art Between Coasts

What do Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Richard Prince and Jeff Koons have in common? If you answered all are old white-guy artists that make lots…

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Yanagi Miwa, Mobile stage truck for the play, Nichirin No Tsubasa (The Wing of the Sun), 2014, photo by Tanaka Yuichiro.

Japan: Yokohama Triennale 2014

Beacon of the East

The 5th Yokohama Triennale closing ceremony ended with the burning of the specially created book, “Moe Nai Ko To Ba,” ironically titled “Words That Can’t…

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Lin Tianmiao“Here or There,” detail, 2002

China: Lin Tianmiao

Domestic Silence

While contemporary Chinese artists such as Ai Weiwei and Cai Guo-Qiang often grab international headlines with their projects and exhibitions, there are very few women…

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Hello Kitty x Lady Gaga Plush Dress, 2009, photo by Markus + Indrani, styled by GK Reid.

Blur and Conquer

How Hello Kitty Made Pets of Us All

In case you didn’t notice, Hello Kitty invaded Los Angeles in November. If you were anywhere near Little Tokyo, you could scarcely escape the impression…

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Paul Caponigro, Reefert Church, Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1988, © Paul Caponigro.

Bruce Davidson & Paul Caponigro

In Britain and Ireland at The Huntington

Almost since its inception, photography has been characterized by historians and critics as perpetually in crisis. The current divergent trends—a democratizing of the form through…

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Robert Frank, Main Street -
Savannah, Georgia, 1955, gift of Raymond B. Gary, © Robert Frank.

Robert Frank in America

At Cantor Arts Center

In 1955, the 31-year-old Swiss photographer Robert Frank went looking for America, driving 10,000 miles across 30 states, in a kind of photographic enactment of…

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Kerry Thornley
in the late ’60s

UNDER THE RADAR: Joyous Anarchy

Two New Books by Adam Gorightly

In the early ’70s, during the couple of years before punk broke, one of the most exciting subcultural zeitgeists centered around a trio of novels—ostensibly…

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Art Reviews

Cameron, Holy Guardian Angel according to Aleister Crowley, 1966.
Courtesy of the Cameron Parsons Foundation, Santa Monica.
Photo Credit: Alan Shaffer

MarJorie Cameron at MOCA PDC

Much More than a Muse
Mark Steven Greenfield, Dale, 1985, collection of the Brockman Gallery.

Mark Steven Greenfield

California African American Museum / Los Angeles
Preston Daniels, Painting With A Shotgun, 2014.

Kris Kuksi and Preston Daniels

Mark Moore Gallery / Los Angeles
TM Gratkowski, Power Envy, 2014, photo courtesy Walter Maciel Gallery.

Tm Gratkowski

Walter Maciel Gallery / Los Angeles
Andy Moses, Geomorphology 1402, 2014.

Andy Moses

William Turner Gallery / Los Angeles
Lita Albuquerque, Particle Horizon, 2014, photo by Eric Stoner, courtesy of Laguna Art Museum.

Lita Albuquerque

Laguna Art Museum, Peter Blake Gallery / Los Angeles
Siri Kaur, Christopher, 2010/2014, photo courtesy of the artist & Cohen Gallery.

Siri Kaur

Cohen Gallery / Los Angeles
Sayre Gomez, Coffee Table in Ultramarine w/Objects, 2014, photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of the artist and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles.

Sayre Gomez

François Ghebaly Gallery / Los Angeles
Surabhi Saraf, Capsules, 2014.

Surabhi Saraf

Hosfelt Gallery / San Francisco
Muhanned Cader, Kumana II, 2014, photo courtesy of Talwar Gallery, New York / New Delhi.

Muhanned Cader

Talwar Gallery / New York
Emma McNally, Choral Fields 1-6, 2014, © Linda Nyland.


Mirrorcity at Hayward Gallery
Installation view of “Andy Warhol: Shadows” photo by Brian Forrest. © 2014, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Andy Warhol (1928–1987)
Ledge, 2014

Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin

Regen Projects
Cerith Wyn Evans,
installation view,
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Philanthropies, ©Cerith Wyn Evans/White Cube

LONDON CALLING: Cerith Wyn Evans

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Forrest Bess, Thunderbird, 1965. The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo by Paul Hester.

Forrest Bess

Berkeley Art Museum / Berkeley, CA