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Link Love: John Baldessari leaves the MOCA, cats are taking over the world and Chuck Close’s legal dispute

The BROCA I mean MOCA keeps heating up: esteemed artist John Baldessari and five other board members have left the MOCA. (LA Times) Meet the Hermitage’s 65 cat security guards (CBC) Cats are taking over the world: the Walker Art

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Link Love: John Baldessari leaves the MOCA, cats are taking over the world and Chuck Close’s legal dispute

The BROCA I mean MOCA keeps heating up: esteemed artist John Baldessari and five other board members have left the MOCA. (LA Times) Meet the Hermitage’s 65 cat security guards (CBC) Cats are taking over the world: the Walker Art

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Art Debutant is looking for artists

If you are young emerging artist and you have been sleuthing around on the internet looking for a place to showcase your artwork, check out Art Debutant. Right now, Art Debutant is currently hosting sites SF, LA and NYC, and

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Art Debutant is looking for artists

If you are young emerging artist and you have been sleuthing around on the internet looking for a place to showcase your artwork, check out Art Debutant. Right now, Art Debutant is currently hosting sites SF, LA and NYC, and

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Skullphone @ Subliminal Projects

The line to get into Subliminal Projects latest exhibition for one of the hottest street artists working today, Skullphone was pretty intense. The Los Angeles based street artist, Skullphone became a sensation in 2008, when he supposedly ‘hacked’ into Los Angeles’s

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Skullphone @ Subliminal Projects

The line to get into Subliminal Projects latest exhibition for one of the hottest street artists working today, Skullphone was pretty intense. The Los Angeles based street artist, Skullphone became a sensation in 2008, when he supposedly ‘hacked’ into Los Angeles’s

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Art Collecting: The MOCA’s First Thirty Years

I pity the permanent collection in the age of the blockbuster. While art museums are often rated by the quality of their permanent collections, too often it is the temporary exhibits that stir excitement and draw crowds. A work of art will that is barely noticed while on permanent display is suddenly lionized in a short-term exhibition. The MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a quest by museum curators to divert attention away from the blockbuster and instead direct the art lovers’ attention towards the collection and all of its treasures. The collection displayed here creates a visual timeline; a master narrative of art from 1945 – 2009, highlighting some of the most influential artists associated with contemporary art pra

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Art Collecting: The MOCA’s First Thirty Years

I pity the permanent collection in the age of the blockbuster. While art museums are often rated by the quality of their permanent collections, too often it is the temporary exhibits that stir excitement and draw crowds. A work of art will that is barely noticed while on permanent display is suddenly lionized in a short-term exhibition. The MOCA’s First Thirty Years is a quest by museum curators to divert attention away from the blockbuster and instead direct the art lovers’ attention towards the collection and all of its treasures. The collection displayed here creates a visual timeline; a master narrative of art from 1945 – 2009, highlighting some of the most influential artists associated with contemporary art pra

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Art is Life: Tim Hawkinson at Blum & Poe

I first saw a major Tim Hawkinson exhibition at the Whitney in 2005. The exhibition traced Hawkinson’s steady evolution in meticulously detailed drawings, minute constructions, inflated latex casts, and uncanny mechanical contraptions. Here, I discovered that Tim Hawkinson’s large-scale kinetic

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Art is Life: Tim Hawkinson at Blum & Poe

I first saw a major Tim Hawkinson exhibition at the Whitney in 2005. The exhibition traced Hawkinson’s steady evolution in meticulously detailed drawings, minute constructions, inflated latex casts, and uncanny mechanical contraptions. Here, I discovered that Tim Hawkinson’s large-scale kinetic

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A step in the right direction

I am transplant to Los Angeles from Vancouver.  This is why the photography exhibition Transplants, from 10 non-indigenous Angelenos at THIS Los Angeles gallery caught my attention. The photographers exhibited in Transplants are all young, award-winning artists with varying degrees of technical

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A step in the right direction

I am transplant to Los Angeles from Vancouver.  This is why the photography exhibition Transplants, from 10 non-indigenous Angelenos at THIS Los Angeles gallery caught my attention. The photographers exhibited in Transplants are all young, award-winning artists with varying degrees of technical

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A New Horizon: Seascapes by Catherine Opie

Best known for her mid 1990′s series of portraits of individuals and couples from the queer, S&M and other communities, including several notorious self-portraits, Catherine Opie gave new visibility to marginalized subcultures helping define a charged current of “identity politics”

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A New Horizon: Seascapes by Catherine Opie

Best known for her mid 1990′s series of portraits of individuals and couples from the queer, S&M and other communities, including several notorious self-portraits, Catherine Opie gave new visibility to marginalized subcultures helping define a charged current of “identity politics”

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The Origins of Cool

Billy Shire, owner of La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA Last Friday evening the legendary La Luz de Jesus held an art opening  for artists Scott Hove, Dennis Larkin and Max Grundy  (April 2 – May 2nd ). The art

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The Origins of Cool

Billy Shire, owner of La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA Last Friday evening the legendary La Luz de Jesus held an art opening  for artists Scott Hove, Dennis Larkin and Max Grundy  (April 2 – May 2nd ). The art

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People Watching at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Both times, I have gone to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk I have met up with friends to some fun while checking the art. The first time, I saw some interesting street art, a few good paintings and some decent

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People Watching at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Both times, I have gone to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk I have met up with friends to some fun while checking the art. The first time, I saw some interesting street art, a few good paintings and some decent

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Andreas Gursky’s Ocean series unveiled at the Gagosian

Last Thursday evening, I attended the Andreas Gursky’s exhibition (March 4th – May 1st 2010) at the newly expanded Beverly Hills Gagosian, designed by Richard Meier and Partners. It’s more than a coincidence that Andreas Gursky, whose 99 Cent ll, Diptych (2001) photograph holds the auction record for the most expensive photograph ever sold ($3.3 million at Sotheby’s in 2007), is the first artist to exhibit in the newly expanded Beverly Hills gallery. Gursky’s large-scale color photographs of trading floors, hotel lobbies, raves, and landscapes are excellent at portraying the busy obliviousness….

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Andreas Gursky’s Ocean series unveiled at the Gagosian

Last Thursday evening, I attended the Andreas Gursky’s exhibition (March 4th – May 1st 2010) at the newly expanded Beverly Hills Gagosian, designed by Richard Meier and Partners. It’s more than a coincidence that Andreas Gursky, whose 99 Cent ll, Diptych (2001) photograph holds the auction record for the most expensive photograph ever sold ($3.3 million at Sotheby’s in 2007), is the first artist to exhibit in the newly expanded Beverly Hills gallery. Gursky’s large-scale color photographs of trading floors, hotel lobbies, raves, and landscapes are excellent at portraying the busy obliviousness….

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