Cryptic PST Billboards

SHOPTALK

PST Buttons; Comings & Goings; New York, New York

BUTTON UP At the opening of “Circles and Circuits” at the Chinese American Museum on Sept. 19, visitors rushing into the show picked up small…
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Dale Chihuly, Red Reeds on Logs, 2017

ART BRIEF

Inside the Glass Menagerie

Does anyone really believe that Michelangelo or Rubens painted all their works—every single stroke? Of course they didn’t. They had assistants working on their art…
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Over Easy p. 28

UNDER THE RADAR

Mimi Pond’s Wild Ride, In Two Volumes

Mimi Pond is a legendary figure in LA—part of the generation of independently-minded cartoonists nurtured—then dumped—by the alternative media, she also wrote the first-aired episode…
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Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, (c.1770)

RETROSPECT

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788)

We all know The Blue Boy (c. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough, and for some of us there is a special attachment, while others only know…
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Illustration by Petra Larsen

ASK BABS

THE DECEPTION OF THE RECEPTION

Dear Babs, I like Artillery because there is a variety of art and articles. Most recently I was shocked (kind of) like you when Anonymous,…
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SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Check-In at Hauser & Wirth Event, Los Angeles, 2017.

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RECONNOITER

RECONNOITER

Wendy Waitriss

Wendy Watriss is an award-winning photographer, journalist, curator and co-founder and artistic director of Houston’s FotoFest. In the wake of a season of climate disasters…
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GUEST LECTURE

GUEST LECTURE

Patssi Valdez

“Before I went to the U.K. I had already decided to make a dress called Queen to honor the journey.” In the wake of LACMA’s…
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Façade of Marciano Foundation on Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, courtesy of Marciano Art Foundation.

ART BRIEF

All in the Family

In the past two years two art museums endowed by Los Angeles billionaires have opened. Eli Broad opened The Broad museum in 2015 and the…
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“The Curated Loo: The Dick Pic Show,” curated by Katie Bode and Kenton Parker, installation view, photo by Ruben Diaz, courtesy Chimento Contemporary.

DECODER

“Penises: 1850–2017”

“Regrettably, the provocative nature of your content is likely unsuitable for our audience at this time.” It may shock you to discover that artists still…
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Jordan Belson, Mandala, 1953

UNDER THE RADAR

Visual Music 1947–1986 from the CVM Archive

Avant-garde artistic movements have a funny way of morphing into the mainstream—witness the fridge-magnet ubiquity of Impressionist paintings, or the integral role of appropriated samples…
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Diego Rivera, Murals/Palacio Nacional de Mexico, painted between 1929 and 1951, Mexico City.

RETROSPECT

Diego Rivera (1886–1957)

Diego Rivera’s murals are a tale—no, a single impression—of the epic journey of a country. It is chopped up into events, into battles, and years…
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Pale intruder say his tribe called “Settlers”

BUNKER VISION

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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Illustration by Petra Larsen

Ask Babs

Etiquette for Artful Living

I GET NO KICK FROM CHAMPAGNE Dear Babs, Recently I was invited to a private art preview and cocktail party, co-hosted by a prestigious Los…
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Installation view of Anna Maria Maiolino, August 4–December 31, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

SHOPTALK

PST; New Art Press; Wine & Moses; Comings & Goings

PST & NEW ART PRESS OK, Stalwarts, here comes… ARTMAGEDDON 3! That is, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, with some 70 arts organizations participating, plus about…
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SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Waitress in El Coyote restaurant, Los Angeles, 2010.

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