Recent Articles

Ruth-Marion Baruch, 'Hare Krishna Dance in Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury', 1967

“Sponsored Video”
The Summer of Love Experience at the de Young

At the time, it was a sort of impromptu youth festival, a San Francisco combination of Spring Break and Endless Summer. Young people caught up…
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Maxfield Parrish  1870-1966), Waterfall, c. 1930

Fabulous Tales

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Injecting one or more inane Star Wars puns into a discussion of George Lucas’ proposed museum would be de rigueur; but I’ll abstain. It is…
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George W. Bush, José E. Santiago, Specialist, United States Army, 1999–2006.


Please Move Over George W. Bush

The art world is in a genteel panic—reliable work isn’t selling, galleries are moving and closing, Andrea Rosen has said she’ll no longer represent living…
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Chris Burden's Through the Night Softly, 1973 performance for TV consumption.


Mike Kelley Foundation; Art Palm Springs; Burden: The Doc

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Eight recipients have just been named by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts to receive their Artist Project…
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Ivanka Trump with her Richard Prince piece.


Ivanka Dearest

President Trump’s proposed plan for a $54 billion increase in the defense budget would be paid for by drastically cutting many agency budgets, including the…
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C.M. Coolidge, A Friend in Need, 1903.


Less Art Accountant

The He-Man Action Movie Appreciation Society meets regularly to interrogate promising high-budget mainstream shoot-’em-ups in the context for which they were designed—big, loud movie theaters….
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Norman Rockwell, At the Doctor’s, 1958.


Norman Rockwell (1894–1978)

Yes sir, every Saturday, the Post magazine would come to our door and I would squeal silently with delight because on the cover was yet…
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A Monster: Painting machine from What a Way to Go.


The Mainstream Gaze

One of the best ways to gauge how the mainstream views artists is by looking at the movies. Before people associated artists with money, artists…
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Art Reviews

Surajlal Mukherjee collection, Dum Dum.


Dusty Raga: Robert Millis
Kota Ezawa,The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Kota Ezawa

Christopher Grimes Gallery / Los Angeles
Steven Hull, Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Unbelievable!, 2015-16, photo by Grant Mudford, 2016.

Steven Hull

Rosamund Felsen Gallery / Los Angeles
George Legrady, Day & Night Transylvania Hunt, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Edward Cella Art + Architecture

George Legrady

Edward Cella Art + Architecture / Los Angeles
ClaudiaParducci, Murrah Building Rope Drawing 2, 2015, image courtesy of the artist and Ochi Projects.

Claudia Parducci

Ochi Projects / Los Angeles
Jessica Rath, Water Feed #2 (2016), courtesy of the artist, images courtesy of Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, photo by Ruben Diaz.

The Ocelots of Foothill Boulevard

Pitzer College Art Galleries
Kim Schoenstadt, Sightline Construction Series No. 5, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Chimento Contemporary, photo by Ruben Diaz.

Kim Schoenstadt

Chimento Contemporary / Los Angeles
Aaron Wrinkle, Ritual Study Before Offering, 2016.

Aaron Wrinkle

Night Gallery / Los Angeles
Bella Feldman, Break in Case of Emergency, 2015.

Bella Feldman and Ron Weil

Janet Biggs, Can’t Find My Way Home, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Janet Biggs

Cristin Tierney / New York
Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society

Frank Stella: A Retrospective
@Whitney Museum of American Art/New York City

Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly

Shoshana Wayne / Los Angeles