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The Portlandization of Los Angeles

The Portlandization of Los Angeles

Tottenham Corner

I had serious work to do, so I took a nap. After dragging it out for as long as possible, I rolled off the sofa…

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Ayomi Yoshida,detail of the installation Reverberation at the Target Headquarters, Minneapolis, 2003, Courtesy of the artist

A Chip Off the Old Block

The Printmaking of Ayomi Yoshida

In many Japanese artistic traditions, from sword making to ceramics, creative techniques have been passed down from generation to generation. Some artists today can boast…

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Marisol Rendón, “So Dragons Do Exist?” installation detail, courtesy  Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Profile: Marisol Rendón

The Toxic Elixir of Hope

As I meandered through Marisol Rendón’s installation, “So, Dragons Do Exist?” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles gallery last summer (this was before I had…

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Brooke Garber Neidich in the Boom Boom Room, Standard Hotel at the High Line NYC, looking over the downtown Whitney in progress. photo Robyn Perry

PRIVATE EYE

New York Collector Brooke Garber Neidich

Powerhouse Brooke Garber Neidich, scion of legendary Chicago jeweler Sidney Garber, inherited her father’s business in 2008, and most recently made a splash with the…

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Barbara T. Smith, Untitled Drawing from Sound Piece for Notes and Scores for Sound, 1971. Pencil on paper, 18 x 24 inches

UNDER THE RADAR: Plastic is Fantastic Again

Barbara T. Smith, Performance Audio 1969–1988

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the weird inversions of mainstream and underground culture, particularly as regards formats—the vinyl record for example. Talking with Rick and…

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Art Reviews

Eddie Martinez, The Feast
2010, © Eddie Martinez, 2010, Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

LONDON CALLING: Body Language

Saatchi Gallery
Gustavo Artigas, Rules of the Game, 2000

México Inside Out

Themes in Art Since 1990
Jim Shaw, Mississippi River Mural, 2013, Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw

Blum & Poe / Los Angeles
Karen Carson, Study for Case International Swather, 2012, Photo by Grant Mudford, courtesy Rosamund Felsen Gallery

Karen Carson

Rosamund Felsen / Los Angeles