Chinatown Art Buffet

Charlie James; Coagula Curatorial; The Good Luck Gallery; Gregorio Escalante

Chung King Road was a buffet of openings Saturday night, with a variety of gallerygoers overflowing into the street. Like a high school party, there…
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Chiwan Choi getting everyone pumped up for the next 90 days.

Sprints for the Arts

Writ Large Press' 90x90 series; Cielo Gallery; Wolf and Crane

Sprints. They’re good for the body, in short and intermittent bursts. Are they good for the arts? 90x90LA was a series of inclusive literary events…
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Roy Rollin and Mike Reese  from Dreamhaus_

Burning Incense and Fireworks

Nikkolos Mohammed at Age of Art Multiples

A precariously long holiday weekend can lead to overcommitting, being noncommittal, or not knowing which exhibitions to see while catching up with family, friends, and…
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Jeff Koons


Honoring Jeff Koons at Geffen Contemporary, April 29, 2017

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July-August 2017

Dear Reader, “Write what you know”: this famous advice from fellow Missourian Mark Twain has always resonated with me. I apply it to my writing…
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James Turrell, Celestial Vault at Stroom, 1996

The Netherlands

Viewing Contemporary Art in Serene surroundings

Holland has an illustrious past and rich history in art, from golden age painters Rembrandt and Vermeer through modernist legends van Gogh, Mondrian and the…
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Puno MoCA, (2011), installation by Donna Huanca and Roy Minten, photo by Roy Minten

Conceptual Museum: Cesar Cornejo

Constructing Spaces for Art in the Peruvian Andes

Cesar Cornejo sees artists as outsiders. They confront things that other people won’t—or can’t—see, the Peruvian-born artist told me in an interview in May, three…
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South of the Border Down Tijuana Way

South of the Border Down Tijuana Way

24-Hour Arty People

Tijuana’s most famous contribution to art is the painting of zonkeys: combining donkeys with zebras so the pale Equus would stand out in black-and-white photographs….
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Akram Zaatari. Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation 
2017, Exhibition views
Foto: Miquel Coll

Off the Beaten Path in Barcelona

Going Underground On The Fly

I landed in Barcelona a little sweaty, slightly hung over, and very much lost. Much to my surprise, the discount tickets I purchased for $350…
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Lauren Greenfield, Xue Qiwen in her Shanghai apartment, 2005

Living Larger: Lauren Greenfield

"Generation Wealth" at Annenberg Space for Photography

In the earliest days of his unlikely, unfortunate campaign for president, billionaire Donald Trump declared in 2015: “Sadly, the American dream is dead,” adding special…
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Victor Moscoso, "'Incredible Poetry Reading,' Ferlinghetti, Wieners, Meltzer, Whalen, Welch, McClure, Ginsberg, June 8, Norse Auditorium," 1968. Color offset lithograph "animated" poster. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the Gary Westford Collection, in Honor of Victor Moscoso and All the Poets. © Victor Moscoso Image Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Summer of Love Redux

Taking the Acid Test at de Young

When I moved to San Francisco to begin college nearly a decade ago, the refrain from Scott McKenzie’s 1967 hippie anthem “San Francisco” rang through…
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Hrafnhildur Arnar­dóttir, Nervescape VI, 2017.

Reykjavík in LA

Sights and Sounds of Iceland Infuse Disney Hall

The Reykjavík Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall presents an opportunity to experience a site-specific installation by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir and a film by…
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Panter with his new book, photo by Jody Culkin.


A New Graphic Novel and Candle-Making

Gary Panter wears many hats—visionary punk cartoonist, Emmy-award winning designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, psychedelic lightshow revivalist, cutting-edge graphic designer, experimental musician, candlestick maker. Having dazzled…
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Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, Mecalux Retro-fit: Framework for Incremental Housing, installation view, 2017, ©Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, courtesy of the artists and OCMA

2017 California-Pacific Triennial

Orange County Museum of Art / Newport Beach, CA

“Building As Ever,” the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, investigates the economic, political and social forces that affect the built…
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Guest Lecture: Lynda Burdick

Guest Lecture: Lynda Burdick

Dog Days of Summer

Lynda Burdick is Artillery’s staff photographer. On her frequent visits to art openings, she often encounters dogs as well as gallerygoers. Rosamund Felsen of the…
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An edition of how many? Salvador Dalí, Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937


A New Law That’s Bad for the Art Business

Sometimes legislation in Sacramento is rushed through with unintended consequences, an unfortunate example being a newly expanded law posing problems for art dealers. This 2016…
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