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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.

Andy Warhol’s Shadows at MOCA Grand Avenue

Andy Warhol’s Shadows is a monumental painting that is all about variation within repetition. The work is displayed differently wherever it’s hung, depending on the size of the room and the ordering of the panels. In the case of MOCA Grand Avenue, the varied repetition happens across 102 canvases. The images on the panels waver […]

Photo by Brian Forrest. © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

How Many Artists Does It Take to Screw Henry and Glenn?

Sometimes two hard-rocking guys just want to settle down together. And fight zombies. Henry & Glenn Forever & Forever, the comic book from Los Angeles artist Tom Neely and friends that imagines musicians Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig as a gay couple, is far more than a one-liner. Over the years the unambiguously gay duo […]

How Many Artists Does It Take to Screw Henry and Glenn?

Barbara Probst Looks Both Ways at Park View

The work of Munich-born photographer Barbara Probst has been displayed in prestigious galleries all over the New and Old World. She’s been written up in Artforum, Time and The New Yorker. The MOMA owns a few of her pieces. If you were to guess the latest step in Probst’s career, you could be forgiven for […]

Exposure #109: Munich studio, 09.19.13, 5:31 p.m., 2013

Top 5: Oct. 16, 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 piping hot and early in your mailbox.   1. Matsumi Kanemitsu: Metamorphic Effects Through December 20, 2014 The Mistake Room An abstract expressionist with a sense of humor, Matsumi Kanemitsu […]

Top 5: Oct. 16, 2014