Postscript:  Paris Photo 2014

Postscript: Paris Photo 2014

It's all about the key light (and space and moment)

What makes a fair work?  (Of any kind, really:  a question out of Merchant Capitalism 101—or even Trade 101.)  The merchants and the goods are…
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Incognito 2014, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Incognito 2014, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Unknown Knowns. Unknown Unknowns, and Fresh Beauties

After ten years, the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Incognito benefit has become a fixture on the L.A. art world calendar; and although I don’t…
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The Foire Next Time:  Paris Photo Los Angeles and FIAC

The Foire Next Time: Paris Photo Los Angeles and FIAC

Los Angeles edition of FIAC to debut alongside Paris Photo L.A. in May 2015

Paris Photo is in town; and although there are rumors afoot that it will be the last edition of the fair to be exported to…
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Roberto Gil de Montes: Hecho en Mexico at Lora Schlesinger Gallery

Roberto Gil de Montes: Hecho en Mexico at Lora Schlesinger Gallery

“Lora Schlesinger Gallery photos by Eric Minh Swenson” From Roberto Gil de Montes: Hecho en Mexico. Posted by Artillery Magazine on 4/23/2014 (10 items) Roberto…
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Matt Saunders at Blum & Poe

Matt Saunders at Blum & Poe

Matt Saunders at Blum & PoeIn the Hindu language of Sandskrit the word shanti means the perfect calm. Matt Saunders’ images bring this kind of quietude…
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Lost Warhol artwork rescued from crumbling floppy disks

Lost Warhol artwork rescued from crumbling floppy disks

The Telegraph A team of artists, computer experts and archivists have discovered dozens of previously unknown experimental artworks by Andy Warhol which have been gathering…
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William Kentridge, “The Refusal Of Time” Metropolitan Museum

William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time”

at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

William Kentridge’s dazzling “The Refusal of Time,” at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, marries science and art in an installation that comprises a 30-minute, 5-channel video…
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Lara Bank  "The Dead Garden"  
A "homestead" with its tombstones for dearly departed household plants

Spectacular Subdivision in Wonder Valley

High Desert Test Sites (HDTS) and Monte Vista Projects

The desert is a surprising place, and we see it anew when artists are drawn there by site-specific projects such as “Spectacular Subdivision,” which took…
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Ovitz, Shepard Fairey among creditors in Rubenstein Gallery bankruptcy

Ovitz, Shepard Fairey among creditors in Rubenstein Gallery bankruptcy

Los Angeles TimesMike Kelley’s “Deodorized Central Mass With Satellites,” 1991-99, mixed media, shown at Perry Rubenstein Gallery in November 2012. (Perry Rubenstein Gallery) The list…
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Christopher Russell at Mark Moore Gallery

Christopher Russell at Mark Moore Gallery

Christopher Russell at Mark Moore GalleryAs the poet William Butler Yeats wrote in his seminal poem, The Second Coming, “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.”…
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The suits pontificate while the carrion rot.

Arcadian Elegies for a Drone Democracy

Paul Taylor Dance Company, March 11, 2014, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The 60th anniversary tour of the Paul Taylor Dance Company has provided an occasion for the revisitation or revival of a number of classic Taylor…
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Mike Vegas at West LA College Art Gallery

Mike Vegas at West LA College Art Gallery

Mike Vegas at West LA College Art Gallery Simplicity and elegance in form is sometimes difficult to achieve on a large scale, yet Mike Vegas does just…
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Richard Serra plants four 50ft steel towers in Qatari

Richard Serra plants four 50ft steel towers in Qatari

The Independent The works are stunning, rising like great pillars in a one kilometre corridor between the crumbling cliffs that make Zekreet a regular destination for…
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The Moments He Illuminated:  Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

The Moments He Illuminated: Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

Before I was a child of Hollywood, the place, I was a child of Hollywood, the dream factory and its ancillary cultural machinery.  That meant…
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Damien Hirst to reveal criminal past

Damien Hirst to reveal criminal past

The GuardianHirst grew up in a pretty bad situation with his mother, and he and his gang – many of whom became YBA artists –…
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