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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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May/June 2015

Dear Readers In this issue we take a look “Inside Art”—what’s inside the art world, other than art. This is a theme that has interested…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March/April 2015

Dear Readers    Our paint-themed issue just makes me want to paint. I figure that’s a good thing. As a former serious painter, I get wistful…
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James Hayward, Abstract #187, 2013, 15x14 inches

James Hayward: Maker’s Mark

Just Don’t Say the F-word

Los Angeles painter James Hayward taught a USC graduate seminar in 1987. That was my introduction to him. He wasn’t much of a teacher, but…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January/February 2015

Dear Readers    Happy New Year! We start off 2015 with a survey of Asian art. I’ve been wanting to cover contemporary Asian art for quite…
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Dan Witz, Vision of Disorder, Frieze Triptych, 2013

My Kid Couldn’t Do That

“State of the Art” Survey of Art Between Coasts

What do Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Richard Prince and Jeff Koons have in common? If you answered all are old white-guy artists that make lots…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November/December 2014

Dear Readers,Yes, this is still Artillery. We’ve got a new look, but we’re still the same on the inside. We feel that our revamped design…
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Linda Vallejo, Mexican Gothic, 2014

Linda Vallejo Paints a New Color Scheme

Brownout

“I’m a hypocrite,” Linda Vallejo says, referring to her latest series “Make ’Em All Mexican.” “I grew up on Fred Flintstone and Frank Sinatra. I’m…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September/October 2014

Dear Readers,Lately I’ve been getting wistful for the past. It’s not that I want to go back, never to return. It’s more that I yearn…
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Chas Smith in his machine shop. Photo by Rainer Hosch.

Hired Gun: Chas Smith

Chas Smith is more than just fabricator to the stars

The residential valley neighborhood wasn’t what I was expecting when I went to Chas Smith’s studio for our interview. Big shade trees lined the wide…
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