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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RECONNOITER

RECONNOITER

Lourdes I. Ramos

Dr. Lourdes I. Ramos was recently appointed as President and CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art in May. Previously, she served as Executive…
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Panter with his new book, photo by Jody Culkin.

UNDER THE RADAR: Gary Panter

A New Graphic Novel and Candle-Making

Gary Panter wears many hats—visionary punk cartoonist, Emmy-award winning designer for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, psychedelic lightshow revivalist, cutting-edge graphic designer, experimental musician, candlestick maker. Having dazzled…
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Guest Lecture: Lynda Burdick

Guest Lecture: Lynda Burdick

Dog Days of Summer

Lynda Burdick is Artillery’s staff photographer. On her frequent visits to art openings, she often encounters dogs as well as gallerygoers. Rosamund Felsen of the…
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An edition of how many? Salvador Dalí, Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937

ART BRIEF

A New Law That’s Bad for the Art Business

Sometimes legislation in Sacramento is rushed through with unintended consequences, an unfortunate example being a newly expanded law posing problems for art dealers. This 2016…
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Robin Schwartz’ portrait of crab-eating macaque with a banana taking a bath in a sink at Alice Austen House Museum.

DECODER

Planning a Day of Art in New York

Let me be honest with you, New York, I can start a Wednesday all about a museum visit on Friday but by Thursday evening the…
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Do what we say and edit!

BUNKER VISION

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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USE THIS PLEASE: Illustration by Petra Larsen.

ASK BABS

Etiquette for Artful Living

I Love A Man in a Uniform Dear Babs, Why is it that with all the focus on hip, cutting-edge contemporary art displayed in modern…
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