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How Long Can Paris Photo L.A. Keep Mining Hollywood Stereotypes?

It’s hard to imagine anything more stereotypically L.A. than being in Hollywood, on Paramount Pictures’ backlot, amidst brownstones meant to evoke New York, while the sun sets and palm trees loom in the distance. Or, at least, it’s the perfect upper, or upper-middle class, movie-industry-saturated stereotype of L.A., and it’s the fantasy that Paris Photo L.A. revels in. The fair, […]

New York Backlot at the Paramount Pictures Studios © Too many Pictures

Top 5 VIDEO: April 23, 2015

  Catherine Wagley (@CGWagley) and Ed Schad (@icallitoranges) round up the notable shows of the week! Or if you don’t want to watch, here’s the list with their comments:   1. Anne Truitt ’62–’63 Matthew Marks Gallery 1062 North Orange Grove Los Angeles, CA 90046 “Every artist I know is just head over heels about […]

Top 5 VIDEO: April 23, 2015

Who Says No One Walks in LA?

  It’s been said that nobody walks in LA, but this Saturday at least one hundred people will be traversing the streets of West Hollywood on foot as part of artist Richard Kraft’s 100 Walkers project. The participants will be dressed in suits and bowler hats and wearing sandwich boards featuring a wide array of images […]

Richard Kraft, 2 Walkers, Los Angeles [via onehundredwalkers.com]

Paparazzo Dementia

The Art World has undergone a second pop invasion—this time it’s authentic pop, and The Museum of Modern Art has slipped into a warm bath with its razor to kill itself like a Roman Senator. Everybody’s picking on Klaus Biesenbach, with some justification, but I would like to offer a piece of management advice from […]

Paparazzo Dementia

Top 5: April 1, 2015

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list in your mailbox each week.   1. Zoe Crosher: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project April 3-5 April 3: Scott Benzel performance at 7:30pm April 4: Artist talk, 11am-12pm Scott Benzel performance at […]

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Top 5: March 25, 2015

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list in your mailbox each week.   1. William Pope.L: Trinket Through June 28 The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA The center piece for William Pope.L’s “Trinket” is a massive flag blowing in wind […]

Top 5: March 25, 2015

Top 5: March 18, 2015

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list in your mailbox each week.   1. Eye on Design: Andrea Zittel’s Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of Palm Springs Art Museum Through July 12 Palm Springs Art Museum Living in Joshua […]

Top 5: March 18, 2015

Top 5: March 11, 2015

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list in your mailbox each week.   1. Site Unseen: Incarceration Opening March 12, 6–9 pm Through April 23 Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery Activist and photographer Sheila Pinkel organized this show […]

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Top 5: March 4, 2015

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list in your mailbox each week.   1. Charles Gaines: Librettos – Manuel de Falla / Stokely Carmichael Through May 31 Art + Practice The inaugural exhibition at Art + Practice, the just-opened […]

Top 5: March 4, 2015