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CHOCOLATE SANTA with BUTT PLUG ROUNDTABLE

CHOCOLATE SANTA with BUTT PLUG ROUNDTABLE

Featuring Ezrha Jean Black, Carole Caroompas, Stephen Cohen, Tulsa Kinney, David E. Stone, Paige Wery and Mary Woronov

With Paul McCarthy recently in the limelight, Artillery dug up this priceless video: CHOCOLATE SANTA with BUTT PLUG ROUNDTABLE featuring Ezrha Jean Black, Carole Caroompas,…

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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

Accelerate, 2014

Mark Licari

Koplin Del Rio Gallery
Kiel Johnson, Comb Sweet Comb, 2014

Kiel Johnson

Mark Moore Gallery
Michael Arata, Hasidic, 2013

6018 Wilshire

Edward Cella: Art + Architecture
Old Man, 2014

The Miaz Brothers

Fabien Castanier Gallery
Plateaus, 2014

Rashid Johnson

David Kordansky Gallery
John Altoon

John Altoon

Los Angeles County Museum of Art