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LACMA’s Bookstore Plans a Series of Radical Makeovers in 2015

  LACMA made headlines this past summer when it released updated plans of its proposed $650 million re-design by Peter Zumthor, but it will be years before the project is completed – provided the they are even able to raise that staggering sum. For those who crave immediate architectural gratification, however, a series of more […]

Rendering of Tornado Shelves [courtesy of wHY]

Top 5: December 17, 2014

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. Adrià Julià: Unwatchable Scenes | Miljohn Ruperto and Aimée de Jongh: Janus Opening Wednesday, December 17, 8–10 pm Through January 28 Public Fiction (The Museum […]

Top 5: December 17, 2014

Top 5: December 10, 2014

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. Gillian Wearing: Everyone Opening December 13, 6–8 pm Through January 24 Regen Projects (Hollywood) British artist Gillian Wearing made two videos for her new solo […]

Top 5: December 10, 2014

Top 5: December 3, 2014

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. Hammer Projects: Francis Upritchard Through March 1 Hammer Museum London-based Francis Upritchard makes archetypal figures out of polymer clay that are just large enough to look […]

Top 5: December 3, 2014

Top 5: November 26, 2014

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. Howard Fried: Sociopath, 1983 Through January 10 The Box Howard Fried made his sculpture “Sociopath” in 1983, and it’s showing for the first time since then. […]

Top 5: November 26, 2014

Robert Heinecken, Kim Kardashian and Why Art Doesn’t Change a Damn Thing

Let’s get this out of the way: Kim Kardashian showed her big ol’ greasy butt on the cover of Paper magazine this week. You already know this. People are complaining about what it means, wondering why everyone is talking more about the reality star’s ass than Obama’s landmark environmental agreement with China or the spaceship […]

Robert Heinecken, Kim Kardashian and Why Art Doesn’t Change a Damn Thing

Top 5: November 12, 2014

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. Jeff Colson: Roll Up Through December 20 Maloney Fine Art A few years ago, Jeff Colson made a garage, or a life-size wood sculpture […]

Top 5: November 12, 2014

Hello Kitty’s Art Show Matches Her Hairdryer and Bowling Ball

Hello Kitty is a behemoth. In 1974 she appeared on a coin purse between a fish bowl and a bottle of milk. Now she’s 40 years old and pulling in $7 billion a year. Not bad for an anthropomorphic cat who stands five apples tall and doesn’t have a mouth. In addition to clothing and […]

Buff Monster's Melty Kitty Dream

Top 5: November 5, 2014

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. The Black Radical Imagination II Monday, November 10, 8:30-10:30 pm Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater (REDCAT) This second instance of this series of short […]

Top 5: November 5, 2014

Archibald Motley and Jazz Age Modernism at LACMA

Three men gather around a drink-topped table and look in amicably uncomfortable disbelief at the title character in Archibald Motley’s The Liar. There’s a dachshund sleeping near the edges of the white tablecloth, but that dog is probably the last detail you’ll notice in the painting. The Harlem Renaissance artist has skewed perception and brought […]

Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The Liar.  Collection of Howard University Galley of Art, Washington, DC.