Peggy Guggenheim, Courtesy of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archives, Venice.

Art, Lies and Film Docs

David Hockney and Peggy Guggenheim

Not all films about artists and the art world are silly, but most of them are. To paraphrase a Mark Twain quote, “There are lies,…
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Muralist Ray Vargas at the Ambularte event. Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A.

SHOPTALK

Maccarone Gallery; LA Art Fairs; Film Series at Hammer; Gallery Moves

DANGEROUS TERRITORYLOCAL HOMIES ANSWER MACCARONE GALLERYSometimes gentrification can backfire, especially if you crow about it too loudly. Last September New York gallerist Michele Maccarone told…
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Stephen Cohen, photo by Meg Madison.

RECONNOITER

Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen is the founder of photo l.a. and the Stephen Cohen Gallery, which is now the Cohen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles….
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The Broad museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles; photo by Benny Chan, courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

SHOPTALK with Scarlet Cheng

The Broad; NEA Commissioner Chu; Gallery Moves

The Broad Is Here Inaugural Show is a Highlights Survey Here comes The Broad! The striking white cube with diagonal perforations holding the contemporary art…
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Mark Bradford, Rebuild South Central, 2015. Mixed media on canvas. 43 x 96 in., Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joshua White.

A Tale of Two Artists

Noah Purifoy and Mark Bradford

This summer we’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to time travel, and see the work of two artists, generations apart but both deeply moved by a…
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Opening night, photo credit The Biennial of the Americas.

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Denver Bienniel; LA Gallery Moves

BIENNIAL OF THE AMERICAS 2015Denver Biennial focus on NowDenver has been trying to put itself on the map through art and culture, and one path…
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Going Station to Station with Doug Aitken

Going Station to Station with Doug Aitken

New Documentary Opens at Nuart Theater

In 2013 artist Doug Aitken realized an extraordinarily ambitious art project, “Station to Station,” a kind of continuous art performance on wheels.  This one rolled…
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Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015: Opening night New York Street Backlot at the Paramount Pictures Studios © Calvin Lee / Paris Photo.

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Photo Fairs; Gallery Moves

Photo Time in LAParis Photo and photo independentParis Photo (May 31–June 3) hit its third year—the final year of its lease agreement with Paramount Studios,…
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Berthe Moriset, Girl in a Green Coat, 1894, courtesy M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans.

FIELD REPORT

New Orleans

A trip to New Orleans is a voyage through time, through a history thick with contradictory layers, heated by much tragedy and some absurdity. Hurricane…
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Visitors in The Broad’s third-floor gallery space, before art walls are constructed. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.

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The Broad, Temporary Space, Ha Jung-woo

SNEAK PEEKOpen House at The Broad on a Sunday AfternoonI was lucky enough to get in on the one-day preview of The Broad, the new…
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Guests attend the ALAC opening night, photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images.

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Gallery Moves, January is LA Fair Month

GALLERY MOVESIn and Out, Back and ForthTwo of our longtime Los Angeles galleries are closing: Angles Gallery is shutting down its La Cienega space, and…
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Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) in Big Eyes © 2014. The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved/ Leah Gallo

FILM: Big Eyes

No One Buys "Lady Art"

It’s an amazing true story—the real story behind the phenomenally successful paintings of those children with those big, sad eyes of the ’50s and ’60s,…
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Lin Tianmiao“Here or There,” detail, 2002

China: Lin Tianmiao

Domestic Silence

While contemporary Chinese artists such as Ai Weiwei and Cai Guo-Qiang often grab international headlines with their projects and exhibitions, there are very few women…
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Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay at The Writers Guild Theater Oct. 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, photo by Ryan Miller/The Broad.

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The Broad and The Hammer; Michael Barton Miller R.I.P.

Los Angeles was treated to some remarkable public conversations this fall. In early October The Broad conversations series presented a fascinating dialogue between artist Kara…
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David Kordansky Gallery in Mid-Wilshire. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy David Kordansky Gallery

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Gallery Moves, LAXART, Laemmle Theaters

Gallery MovesIt’s a Californian Kinda ThingBy Scarlet Cheng It’s hard to keep up with the rash of new and relocated galleries this year—is this because of…
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