Summer Happening at The Broad

Summer Happening at The Broad

Mutant Salon Saved the Evening

In 1963, artist Allan Kaprow held a “Tree Happening” at George Segal’s New Jersey farm. Kaprow’s written instructions commanded a crowd holding tree saplings to…
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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #97, 1982, © Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures

Cindy Sherman

The Broad

Cindy Sherman’s stunning retrospective at The Broad constitutes a compendium of fiercely iconic imagery that has, for decades, influenced our cultural vision of how women…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

July/August 2016

Dear Readers   This is our summer issue, an issue that has become the one I’m not sure matters. It’s summer! Who cares about work? Who cares…
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SFMOMA Gets an Art Recharge

SFMOMA Gets an Art Recharge

And So Does San Francisco Art Scene

Shutting down a major museum for three years of expansion may seem like suicide, but the newly reborn San Francisco Museum of Modern Art proves…
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Facade, Courtesy of the Minnesota Street Project

Seismic Shifts on the SF Gallery Scene

DoReMi New Arts District

In San Francisco’s downtown gallery district, one building, 49 Geary Street, once held the greatest concentration of the best galleries—over 20 on five floors. With…
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“Sponsored Content” SFMOMA Up-to-Date

“Sponsored Content”
SFMOMA Up-to-Date

Not content with a refurbished building that makes them the largest contemporary art museum in America, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is courting…
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Façade of Gagosian Gallery in San Francisco, ©M-PROJECTS, courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

SF Art Gets Pumped More

Gagosian and Pace galleries

The new, the now, the influential SFMOMA is creating a bit of a ripple effect. I am happy to report that Art Market San Francisco,…
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Martin Creed, Work No. 2656, Understanding
2016, Digital Film
TRT 3:11, © Martin Creed, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Down on the Farm with Martin Creed

Country Life

Hauser & Wirth have galleries in Zurich, London, New York and now Los Angeles, but in rural Somerset, England, Iwan and Manuela Wirth have created…
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Nicole Eisenman, Progress Real and Imagined, panel 1, 2006, (detail)

Nicole Eisenman’s Allegorical Possibilities

Stop Making Sense

By way of a smallish retrospective at the New Museum titled “Al-ugh-ories,” and a major exhibition of new paintings at Anton Kern Gallery “Magnificent Delusion,”…
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Barn with a Metropolitan View

Barn with a Metropolitan View

Cornelia Parker's Skyline take on Hopper and Hitchcock

Could that structure perched uneasily on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art be from the set of a horror movie, or is it…
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Hannah Wilke, Untitled, 1970, red latex on plywood board, collection of Margaret and Daniel S. Loeb, ©Marsie, Emanuelle, Damon and Andrew Scharlatt, Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles/Licensed by VAGA, New York, photo: Jamie Grafton Photography

The Feminine Nonfigurative

Modern Sculpture by Women at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

“Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculptures by Women, 1947–2016” inaugurates the sprawling new complex recently opened by Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in downtown Los Angeles’…
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Christian Marclay, Cigarettes, 2016 (video still) Single-channel projected animation, silent Continuous loop
© Christian Marclay, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Astract Animation

Christian Marclay at Fraenkel Gallery

Street photography is one of the great genres of modernist photography, peaking at mid-century with the work of Robert Frank, Gary Winogrand, Helen Levitt and…
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Ace Gallery at Desmond's Tower Wilshire Boulevard.

No Chrismas at Ace

Storied LA Dealer Ousted from Longtime Gallery

Even as the commercial side of the LA art world appears to be reaching historic heights, one of the titans of the local scene has…
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Op-Ed: Agnes Martin at LACMA

Op-Ed: Agnes Martin at LACMA

Why Mental Health and Sexuality Matter

Agnes Martin, the great Abstract Expressionist painter (1912–2004), believed in cosmic connection. She labored over her famous grid paintings almost her entire professional life, except…
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