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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Elena Shtromberg

RECONNOITER

Elena Shtromberg

Elena Shtromberg is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Utah. She is co-curator (with Glenn Phillips, curator and head of modern and…
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SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Service workers at Regen Projects opening, Los Angeles, 2017

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IN THESE TIMES

IN THESE TIMES

Eileen Cowin

  It’s Too Hot Not to Cool Down, 2017          
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“Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum,” photo 
by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Marciano Art Foundation.

SHOPTALK

Marciano Art Foundation; NEA Revisited; RIP ACME; Alpert Awards

NEW MUSEUM IN TOWN Welcome Marciano Art Foundation on Wilshire Boulevard! It’s the new museum that features the contemporary art collection of Paul and Maurice…
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982

RETROSPECT

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88)

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 Untitled painting of a skull looks like a prison that can barely contain all the rage, anger and fierce memories that drive…
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George W. Bush, José E. Santiago, Specialist, United States Army, 1999–2006.

DECODER

Please Move Over George W. Bush

The art world is in a genteel panic—reliable work isn’t selling, galleries are moving and closing, Andrea Rosen has said she’ll no longer represent living…
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Chris Burden's Through the Night Softly, 1973 performance for TV consumption. [Never did art cross boundaries...]

SHOPTALK

Mike Kelley Foundation; Art Palm Springs; Burden: The Doc

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Eight recipients have just been named by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts to receive their Artist Project…
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Ivanka Trump with her Richard Prince piece.

ART BRIEF

Ivanka Dearest

President Trump’s proposed plan for a $54 billion increase in the defense budget would be paid for by drastically cutting many agency budgets, including the…
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C.M. Coolidge, A Friend in Need, 1903.

UNDER THE RADAR

Less Art Accountant

The He-Man Action Movie Appreciation Society meets regularly to interrogate promising high-budget mainstream shoot-’em-ups in the context for which they were designed—big, loud movie theaters….
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