Larry Mantello, Untitled, 2019, NYC, iPhone

CODE ORANGE: JULY/AUGUST 2019

Winners & Finalists

Congratulations to our winner LARRY MANTELLO and our finalists. Mantello’s photo is seen above and first in our photo gallery. His image is also printed in the…
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Urs Fischer, PLAY, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, 2019, photo by Joshua White

SHOPTALK

RIP Lydia Takeshita; Artificial Intelligence; COLA Grants

Artificial Intelligence Gets Uppity The future is closer than we think. Yours Truly has been binge-watching the series Humans on Amazon Prime, which has a…
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Emil Nolde, "Three Russians," 1914

Art Brief

ARTISTS & BAD BEHAVIOR

The Me Too movement has pushed the private behavior of artists and performers into the public square. Accusations of sexual harassment have damaged the reputations…
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Reprinted from "The Book of Weirdo" by Jon B. Cooke. All rights reserved. Art (c) Christoph Mueller.

Under the Radar

Eighties Trilogy, Part Three

If you’ve been following my recent columns here, you’ll know I’ve been on a bit of an ’80s counter-nostalgia binge, looking at an alternate history…
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"The Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon Buffalo Mahisha," 12th century, Bangladesh or India (Bengal),
Argillite, 5 5/16 in. (H) x 3 1/2 in. (W), presently at The Met, NY.

Decoder

Recognized Value

To see the Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon Buffalo Mahisha you take the green train in Manhattan to the most boring neighborhood during the most…
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Ode to Eggleston, Shirley Temple on a Plane, circa 2011

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Ode to Eggleston, Shirley Temple on a Plane, circa 2011

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Bunker Vision

Bunker Vision

THE FINE ART OF PROPAGANDA

In 2012 a YouTube user named Sabine started uploading a film in 10-minute segments. The story went that while on a visit to North Korea,…
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Artist and Curator Brandy Eve Allen on GROUP SHOW

Artist and Curator Brandy Eve Allen on GROUP SHOW

GROUP SHOW, meta-titled, runs from June 27 to August 9 at the Harold J. Miossi gallery at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, and features…
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John Waters in San Francisco, 2011, photo by Tyler Hubby.

LIFE AFTER ART

Agents of Misfortune

In order to kill time while waiting for John Waters to take the stage for a Conversation to celebrate the publication of his new book,…
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Hannah Greely’s High and Dry, at Frieze LA backlot, photo by Darren Kinney.

SHOPTALK

New Fairs Part 2; LACMA; Santa Monica Airport Studios

NEW FAIRS IN TOWN, PART 2 I don’t know about you, but Yours Truly is still recovering from our robust art fair season, when for…
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Lisa Adams Mini Power Plant April 5 2019 Mt. Wilson Observatory Angeles Crest National Forest California iPhone 7

CODE ORANGE: MAY/JUNE 2019

Winners & Finalists

Congratulations to our winner Lisa Adams and our finalists. Adams photo is seen above and first in our photo gallery. Her image is also printed in our…
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Robbie Conal, Hammer & Pickle, 2017, Courtesy of Track 16.

ART BRIEF

Artists Unite

On February 15, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a fake declaration of a national emergency at the southern border of the U.S., claiming that criminals…
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Cover, Jeffrey Vallance’s reprinted edition of Blinky the Friendly Hen.

UNDER THE RADAR

A Dismal Decade

Eighties nostalgia is a sad and sick thing. In Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater’s early-’90s exercise in ’70s nostalgia, the character Cynthia (played by Beck’s…
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