Viewers taking in Greenfield's work, photo by Michael Kovac/Getty images for Anneberg Foundation.

Conspicuous Consumption Indeed

Lauren Greenfield's "Generation Wealth" at Annenberg Space for Photography

I forgot to eat! My stomach grumbled as I mentioned to my friend that I hoped there might be some food at the opening of…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

March-April 2017

Dear Readers In our last issue, which came out in January, I wrote about Trump becoming our president and the effect this potentially disastrous turn…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

January-February 2017

Dear Readers  Happy New Year! Last October I was invited to moderate a panel titled: “Is Art our Last Safe Place?” The general topic was whether…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

November-December 2016

Dear Readers  It’s our Miami issue, meaning this issue goes to Miami. It really doesn’t have anything to do with Miami or the fairs. But it…
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Cloud House, by Matthew Mazzotta

FIELD REPORT: Springfield, Missouri

Matthew Mazzotta's Cloud House

The grassy plains of southern Missouri came into view as the plane prepared to land in Springfield, a small city on the edge of the…
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Crowd at first Sexy Beast Art Auction Fundraiser for PPL, 2014

Giving is Sexy

Second Sexy Beast Fundraiser Auction for Planned Parenthood this Saturday

Get your Sexy Beast on, and don’t forget to bring your checkbook. The fundraiser art auction for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is happening again, and…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

September/October 2016

Dear Readers  It’s our birthday! We’re 10 years old this September. I’ve been writing this letter for 10 years—it’s almost unbelievable to me. A decade is…
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Lydia Takeshita, photo by Tyler Hubby.

RECONNOITER

Lydia Takeshita

Thirty-seven years ago Lydia Takeshita and her college students formed what would become the LA Artcore Center, presently located in Japan Town in downtown Los…
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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

July/August 2016

Dear Readers   This is our summer issue, an issue that has become the one I’m not sure matters. It’s summer! Who cares about work? Who cares…
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Chris Burden after Shoot.

The Perfect Day: Burden and Mapplethorpe

Documentary Burden at the Getty Center

The perfect day had been planned: visit the Getty Center in the afternoon to catch the Mapplethorpe show, then stay for the Chris Burden documentary,…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March/April 2016

Dear Readers    You’ve heard the one about how sculpture is something you bump into when backing up to look at a painting. An old boyfriend…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January/February 2016

Dear Readers,Film and art just go together. If you’re into art, you’re most likely a film buff (and film snob), and if you’re into film,…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November/December 2015

Dear Readers,   Last month, Artillery held a panel discussion on whether artists need art school. On my way to the panel, I received a phone…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September/October 2015

Dear Readers     When I moved to Los Angeles to attend grad school for my MFA at the University of Southern California, it was apparent…
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Jud Fine with his "poles." Photo by Eric Minh Swenson.

The Accidental Artist

Catching the Wave of Conviction: Jud Fine's Philosophy & Pedagogy

Just blocks from Venice Beach near Appleton Way I’m wandering down an alley, trying to find Jud Fine’s studio. Over the cell he tells me…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July/August 2015

Dear Readers    We’re going “outside the cube” for our summer issue. This is our second look at alternative spaces—the first time we zeroed in on…
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