Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls

Nan Goldin, to borrow a phrase from her friend and fellow-artist David Wojnarowicz, has always lived and worked “close to the knives.” Her most recent…
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Joseph Stashkevetch, White Flowers & Bones, 2015, ©Joseph Stashkevetch, courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles.

Joseph Stashkevetch

Von Lintel Gallery

Joseph Stashkevetch is a consummate craftsman, his work suspended effortlessly between drawing and photography. In his recent show at Von Lintel Gallery, the addition of…
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Preparing for a reenactment scene from Drafthouse Film's   documentary, The Act Of Killing.

Living at the End of the World

Re-enacting the Act of Killing

Anwar Congo is a stone-cold killer.He is also a petty gangster, a wealthy if somewhat eccentric paterfamilias, something of a dandy (never wear white to…
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William Pope.L, Reenactor, 2012, video still, courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

William Pope.L

Geffen Contemporary / Los Angeles

It’s a long way, spatially, temporally and culturally from the cavernous interior of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to the idyllic rolling landscape of the…
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BOOKS

BOOKS

The Late Child & Other Animals By Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger

“And so it was I ate my pet [a rabbit] and remembered all of the fun times of summer. [. . .] That was the…
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Dennis Hopper, Double Standard, 1961
© Dennis Hopper Trust. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Dennis Hopper Sets the Standard

At the Crossroads

The image of “the road” is one of the metaphors most deeply embedded in the American cultural landscape, perhaps most poignantly for the inter-war generation…
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Alice Aycock, Hoodo (Laura) From the Series, “How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts" –Vertical & Horizontal Cross-sections of the Ether Wind (1981), 1990/2012.

Alice Aycock

Santa Barbara Museum of Art; UC Santa Barbara, Art, Design, and Architecture Museum

The rigorous simplicity of Alice Aycock’s early architecturally-based land art, as well as the exuberant complexity and cosmological grandeur toward which she has steadily moved,…
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Jim Shaw, Mississippi River Mural, 2013, Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Jim Shaw

Blum & Poe / Los Angeles

Any time an artist can invoke Michelangelo and Steve Ditko in the same work, he deserves considerable respect. At least that is the feeling one…
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Mitch Weiss, NYC Skylines, 2013

Moskowitz Gallery: Inaugural exhibition

Ever-expanding art galleries in Hollywood

The inaugural show at the newly opened Moskowitz Gallery on La Brea Avenue brings together the work of four young and talented artists: Alexa Guargilia,…
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Martin Schoeller, Ava Haick & Isabel Haick, 2011

Martin Schoeller: Identical

Double your Pleasure at ACE Gallery

In January, 2012, National Geographic ran a piece called “TWINS: Alike But Not Alike,” that used the August, 2011 Twins Days Festival (held annually in…
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