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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Construction site at Bergamot Station. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

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Bergamot Station; Huntington Library

BOON OR BUSTPost Rail Plan on Wrong Track at Bergamot “They’re basically destroying Bergamot Station,” says Wayne Blank, who holds the master lease on the…
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Moby, Vigilants, 2014

Moby: Apocalypse Already

New Photos Feature Cults

“Photography; I’ve always loved it,” says Moby, the noted techno-music composer and performer who is also cultivating a reputation as an art photographer. “My mom…
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Vivian Maier self-portrait, Photos by Vivian Maier, Courtesy of the Maloof Collection.

Finding Vivian Maier

Film Review

We all wonder about the secret life of quiet people—surely, there’s turbulence churning beneath placid surfaces. In the fascinating new documentary Finding Vivian Maier, we…
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Lara Bank  "The Dead Garden"  
A "homestead" with its tombstones for dearly departed household plants

Spectacular Subdivision in Wonder Valley

High Desert Test Sites (HDTS) and Monte Vista Projects

The desert is a surprising place, and we see it anew when artists are drawn there by site-specific projects such as “Spectacular Subdivision,” which took…
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CINDY SHERMAN AND LEE MILLER

CINDY SHERMAN AND LEE MILLER

NARCISSISM MAY BE AT THE CORE OF SOME ARTISTIC PRACTICE, but rarely is it flaunted so grandly as in the work of Cindy Sherman. She…
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