Laura London, Environmental Fires Sunset, Downtown Los Angeles, June 4, 2016

Code Orange

March/April Submissions; Deadline Feb 2, 2018

CODE ORANGE is a new Artillery feature, a web-based, issue-oriented photography contest curated by LA artist and photographer Laura London. Winning entries will be published…
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Opening night at last year’s LA Art Show.
Photos by Lynda Burdick.

SHOPTALK

Fair News; Getty; Pacific Asia Museum; Comings & Goings; Women's March

Fair News January is fair month in our fair city. The LA Art Show (Jan. 10–14) in all its massiveness returns to the Convention Center…
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Norman Rockwell, Shuffleton’s Barbershop, 1950

ART BRIEF

Selling the Crown Jewels: Norman Rockwell

Although I’m not a big fan of Norman Rockwell’s artwork, a painting of his caught my eye after becoming the centerpiece of a controversy that…
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Page from Crap Hound #5: Hands, Hearts & Eyes, 1996

UNDER THE RADAR

Sean Tejaratchi's Liartown!

This whole end-of-net-neutrality panic is a bit of a mystery to me. Sure, it sucks, but what were people expecting? That businessmen would suddenly do…
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DECODER

DECODER

Incredibly Layered

Galleries usually just send you their press releases, but sometimes you get them from a whole PR firm. I’m on this firm’s list now, and…
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Bill Sheehy, photo by Eric Minh Swenson

RECONNOITER

Bill Sheehy

Bill Sheehy is the director of Latin American Masters, which he founded in 1987.   What led you to exhibit only Latin-American artists? Do you…
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Wait until you see our teeth!

BUNKER VISION

The Lure: The Sum of its Parts

If you happen to be looking for a textbook example of film as collaborative art, a special feature on the DVD of The Lure might…
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Piero Manzoni, Artist’s Shit (Merda d’artista), 1961.

ASK BABS

Etiquette for Artful Living

DIFFICULT SUBJECT MATTER DEAR BABS: In my art practice, I gravitate toward using ephemeral media and creating installations. Sometimes my work deals with “difficult” subject…
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SIGHTS UNSCENE

SIGHTS UNSCENE

Parent at Art Opening, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2013.

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RETROSPECT

RETROSPECT

We Were Jammin’

In my second year at Cornell my family were happy because they thought they could finally stop worrying about me. I don’t know why they…
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Sophie Calle at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

Sophie Calle at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

French conceptual artist Sophie Calle’s exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, “Beau doublé, Monsieur le marquis! Sophie Calle et son…
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Cryptic PST Billboards

SHOPTALK

PST Buttons; Comings & Goings; New York, New York

BUTTON UP At the opening of “Circles and Circuits” at the Chinese American Museum on Sept. 19, visitors rushing into the show picked up small…
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Dale Chihuly, Red Reeds on Logs, 2017

ART BRIEF

Inside the Glass Menagerie

Does anyone really believe that Michelangelo or Rubens painted all their works—every single stroke? Of course they didn’t. They had assistants working on their art…
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Over Easy p. 28

UNDER THE RADAR

Mimi Pond’s Wild Ride, In Two Volumes

Mimi Pond is a legendary figure in LA—part of the generation of independently-minded cartoonists nurtured—then dumped—by the alternative media, she also wrote the first-aired episode…
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Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, (c.1770)

RETROSPECT

Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788)

We all know The Blue Boy (c. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough, and for some of us there is a special attachment, while others only know…
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Illustration by Petra Larsen

ASK BABS

THE DECEPTION OF THE RECEPTION

Dear Babs, I like Artillery because there is a variety of art and articles. Most recently I was shocked (kind of) like you when Anonymous,…
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