Susan Sironi, untilted, 2017, paper signatures from vintage book, thread, detail

Netflix’s “Medici: Masters of Florence” and a Book That Gives You the Real Scoop

This week’s Image of the Week is by Los Angeles based artist Susan Sironi. Click here to learn more about her and her amazing work….
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Minoru Ohira, grouping of sculptures, 2017, wood and graphite, wood bases 5"x 5"x 50" to 65", wood and graphite tops 5"x 5" x 8" to 15"

Short Takes: Another Mystery Involving a Russian Ambassador; Renaissance Geometry; Tim Hawkinson & More

I’m happy to introduce a new feature to the blog called Image of the Week. This week’s image is by Minoru Ohira, a Los Angeles based artist…
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Skip Snow, Naked Man, 2017, oil on linen, 48" x 50"

Skip Snow’s “Virtual Reality Trump” and a Call for Entries

I’m still receiving submissions of political art even though the deadline for the exhibition has passed. One in particular, however, I want to share with…
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Thinh Nguyen, Grab Nastay, 2016, digital poster print, detail

Online Exhibition: Politically Inspired Art: Part 2

Thanks to everyone who submitted work for Politically Inspired Art: Part 2. I received three times the number of submissions as I did for Part…
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Politically Inspired Art: Call for Entries Extended

Politically Inspired Art: Call for Entries Extended

Last week’s online political art exhibition was a hit! (Click here to see the exhibition.) However, I failed to put a deadline on the call…
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Dwora Fried, Resist, 2017, mixed media assemblage, 15" x 14.5" x 5"

Online Exhibition: Politically Inspired Art

Welcome to the blog’s first curated online exhibition! The call for entries was for work that had been inspired by recent politics. I’ve selected 12…
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Survey Results and A Call For Entries

Survey Results and A Call For Entries

Thanks to everyone who responded to last week’s survey about how politics is affecting you. According to the survey, a whole lot of us —…
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A Survey About How Politics is Affecting You and a Beautiful Book to Take Your Mind Off It

A Survey About How Politics is Affecting You and a Beautiful Book to Take Your Mind Off It

I want to thank everyone who wrote supporting my political tirade after the inauguration (if you missed it, click here). There were also a few…
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My Brain on Trump

My Brain on Trump

I finally made my first visit to LA’s Broad museum this week. Even though it opened in September, I waited until I could easily get…
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Art and Literature in the News in a Post-11/8 World

Art and Literature in the News in a Post-11/8 World

 Do you feel you are living in some bizarre parallel universe? Is your head spinning, your anxiety spiking? Are you starting to worry you’re on…
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Two Announcements and Two Visually Stunning Books

Two Announcements and Two Visually Stunning Books

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and didn’t over-eat as much as I did! I want to start the new year off…
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