Pale intruder say his tribe called “Settlers”

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East Meets Western

With all of the recent hysteria about immigration, it seemed like a good time to explore the original American immigrants. There is quite a rich…
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Do what we say and edit!

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Lessons from the Hermit Kingdom

Life happens fast. Yesterday’s dystopian fiction is today’s reality. American history now includes a woman in the 21st century being arrested and found guilty by…
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A Monster: Painting machine from What a Way to Go.

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The Mainstream Gaze

One of the best ways to gauge how the mainstream views artists is by looking at the movies. Before people associated artists with money, artists…
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We Have a Situation

Trying to actually define The Situationists is a slippery business. The more people who weigh in on what they were about, the more confusing it…
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Yves Klein: In/Out Studio

Yves Klein is having a moment. If one goes to the news section of the Yves Klein Archives, one will notice that there has recently…
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Paradigm Shifters

“Scientists are saying that the future is going to be far more futuristic than they originally predicted.” So says Krysta Now in the underrated film…
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Strictly by invitation only!

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Are You a Bored Billionaire?

You’re sitting at an art fair (on what you hope is a chair) while your spouse has another look around. They handed you a magazine…
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Look At This!

This is a golden age for people who like to watch movies at home. Films considered obscure or lost are turning up on YouTube, in…
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I keep having this weird dream.

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Midnight in Tel Aviv

There was a recent article about the waning attendance at churches that featured a striking drop quote from a lad who went to a Catholic…
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Action Painter, 2014, © Kahn & Selesnick, courtesy Kopeikin Gallery

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The Astonishing Worlds of Kahn & Selesnick

One of my favorite photo monographs by Kahn & Selesnick is an accordion-folded book that stretches out to 19 feet when it is fully unfurled….
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Media Burn by Ant Farm (1975).

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Rediscovering Ant Farm

When a sculpture takes on the character of a national monument, it is easy for the name of the artist who made it to get…
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BOOKS

Francis Bacon in Your Blood: A Memoir

According to his Wikipedia entry, this is Michael Peppiatt’s eighth book about Francis Bacon. If all of his Bacon books were packaged like a deluxe…
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Anders Weberg is available for lectures.

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The Longest Movie Ever

Long films aren’t new. As early as 1914, there was a film (The Photo-Drama of Creation) that ran eight hours. Wikipedia lists at least five…
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Promotional photo for Lion’s Love (1969).

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Agnes Goes to Los Angeles

Agnes Varda is the sort of filmmaker that is always worth paying attention to. According to many film historians, her 1954 film La Pointe Courte…
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The original naughty schoolgirls: The Belles of St. Trinain’s.

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Hell’s Belles

The cliché of the naughty schoolgirl is so ingrained in Western culture that it’s hard to imagine a time before they existed. You can read…
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When Art Came to Los Angeles

Given the current narrative of Los Angeles art (dueling contemporary museums on Grand Street, hangar-sized prestige galleries in East LA, art openings timed to coincide…
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