Chris Burden, Urban Light, at LACMA

SHOPTALK

Tarry Nights at LACMA; New Director for ICA LA; R.I.P. Cynthia Maughan & Don Suggs

Tarry Nights at LACMA It’s summer, but the traffic is as bad as ever, and the art world continues to percolate.   Yours Truly recently came upon an evening concert…
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Diane Cockerill Ce n'est plus pas un palmier 2019 Arts District, Los Angeles Digital Photograph

CODE ORANGE: SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

Winners & Finalists

Congratulations to our winner Diane Cockerill and our finalists. Cockerill’s photo is seen above and first in our photo gallery. Her image is also printed in the…
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SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Assemblage, Nicodim Gallery Opening, Los Angeles, 2018

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What's Going To Happen To Us? (Bren't Lewiis Ensemble Tour Diary) by Seymour Glass, BUFMS/Tedium House 2019.

UNDER THE RADAR

Soundscapes

Perhaps the best-known configuration of the ever-shifting alliances within the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) is the art-noise supergroup Extended Organ (XO). There’s…
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DECODER

DECODER

Fidelity to the Chair

“The only principle in art is balance,” this was my high school art teacher and she was great—but that was hack advice. If you’re trying…
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Toshio Matsumoto, "Funeral Parade of Roses" [still], 1969.

BUNKER VISION

THE OTHER ROSE PARADE

“I am a wound and a sword, a victim and an executioner” are the first words that appear on the screen. A tender love scene…
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RECONNOITER

RECONNOITER

Interview with Felicia Filer

Felicia Filer is the Public Art Division Director at the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. DCA is committed to the creation and…
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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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