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Generators of the Cylinder, Iconic Public Artwork, Re-Opens in DTLA

After laying dormant for the better part of a decade, an iconic piece of public art came blinking back to life last night in downtown Los Angeles. Michael Hayden’s Generators of the Cylinder originally made its debut along the exterior façade of the International Jewelry Center, across from Pershing Square, in 1982. Upon the building’s […]

Michael Hayden, Generators of the Cylinder, 1982, 270' x 11', Cylinders: 4' x 4' x 2', infrared sensors, holographically etched polycarbonate, stainless steel panels and neon lights (all photos by the author)

Top 5: January 21, 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. Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters January 24 through May 3 Craft and Folk Art Museum The works in “Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters” really do look like […]

Top 5: January 21, 2015

Surf Riot!

Last year the U.S. Open of Surfing ended with Huntington Beach crowds dumping over porta-potties, smashing car windows and breaking into shops. At least 20 people were arrested in the aftermath, and one poor person was hospitalized after being hit by both a rioter’s flying bottle and a police officer’s rubber projectile. (He must’ve been […]

Surf Riot!

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