Ed Moses in his studio, photo by Rob Brander, courtesy William Turner Gallery.

Ed Moses in his studio, photo by Rob Brander, courtesy William Turner Gallery.

Top 10 Lists

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Ten. It’s our number for this issue as we enter our 10th year of publication. So we thought it would be fun to put together a batch of Top Ten Lists for the greater Los Angeles art world. Our contributors came up with categories and compiled lists of what they considered tops. While lists can be fun, they can also be fraught with problems: Why wasn’t so-and-so listed? Who cares about that? WTF? But there’s no right or wrong here. Just take these lists as they are intended, a light-hearted inventory of what’s happened in the last 10 years. And please, read with discretion… we might have left you off, but that doesn’t mean Artillery doesn’t still love you. 

 

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Eclectic Museums

1. Museum of Jurassic Technology (9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232)From its name to its introductory slideshow to its ...
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Food & Beverage

BEST BARS NEAR ART VENUES1.  The MandrakeThis laid-back artist-run bar is smack dab in the middle of gallery row in ...
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Things to Talk About at Openings:

1. What gallery you’ve recently been picked up by, even if it’s still “in the works”2. Mike Kelley3. Wherever you ...
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Unconventional Art Spaces

1. KingswellThis skate shop in Los Feliz has had some surprisingly good art shows—most recently by the LA-based illustrator, Bonethrower ...
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Women Gallerists

1. Shoshana Blank: She and husband Wayne Blank run one of the mainstays of Bergamot Station, Shoshana Wayne Gallery.2. Kimberly ...
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Historic Hot Spots

Yee Mee Loo, Chinatown: Dark, exotic and mysterious, this temple dive bar was the touchstone for all Angeleno art legends ...
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Top 10 Billboard Tags

They loom on the skyline and beckon us to our duty as citizen consumers. Tagging commercial billboards has the bravado ...
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LA Street Artists

1. BeccaBecca Midwood embraces the sometimes lost connection between children drawing on walls and urban artists doing the same. Signed ...
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Artsy Travel Destinations

1. Marfa, TX (because of Judd and Prada)2. Cuba (because Cuba)3. Cologne (Germany because pretentious can be fun)4. Detroit, MI ...
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Free Museums in LA

1. Hammer MuseumIf you can tolerate getting to and being in Westwood, this UCLA-affiliated space is an oasis of great ...
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Best Places To Escape the LA Art World

1. Dancing With Myself  [A Club Called Rhonda; CLINIC AT Couture]Los Globos has a massive footprint on Sunset Boulevard, but ...
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Worst Shows of the Last 10 Years

1. Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress LACMA (Winter 2014)The exhibition version of the “promoted article”—adjacent to LACMA, advertised ...
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Off the Grid Art Venues

1. Obsolete Despite its overall ambience of musty, bizarre creepiness, this synergetic cross between antique shop and contemporary art gallery ...
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Art-Opening Fashion Cliches

MEN1. Apple watch2. Bow ties3. Cocaine4. Acne (the label, not the skin condition)5. Tiny designer purebred dogs (extra points for ...
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Top 10 Orange County Galleries

Artists Republic Contemporary art with an emphasis on younger, emerging artists, with events including lights, music and independent film nights ...
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Grayer Los Angeles

Youth is so overrated. Remember The New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” show in New York? It’s time to look to ...
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