ArtExpoSD: Artist/Musician Rafael Reyes Booksigning Friday July 25, 5pm

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ArtExpoSD: Artist/Musician Rafael Reyes Booksigning Friday July 25, 5pm

  Because it’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in my eyes graffiti is beautiful. For the love it gives me has been forged my heart by the same destructive force that allows me to cope with the pressures created by a social conscience. ~ Rafael Reyes, from Living Dangerously…

Book Signing: “A Grave Situation”–Painting Inspires Novel

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Book Signing: “A Grave Situation”–Painting Inspires Novel

  Friday, May 30th author/journalist/director Rodrigo Ribera D’Ebre signs his novel A Grave Situation at the Museum of Latin American Art. I’ll also be asking him questions about the novel, which is the deeply disturbing story of a woman whose grip on her psyche and ability to control her anti-social tendencies crumble as she commits…

Friday, April 25: Robert Williams, Glenn Bray Sign “The Blighted Eye” at La Luz de Jesus

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Friday, April 25: Robert Williams, Glenn Bray Sign “The Blighted Eye” at La Luz de Jesus

Comic compiler Glenn Bray and artist Robert Williams will be signing copies of The Blighted Eye, Friday, April 25 at La Luz de Jesus, form 7pm to 9pm. The Blighted Eye is the most copious, the most diverse, and the most lavish compilation of original comic art ever published — all from the mind-boggling collection…

Shepard Fairey, Inc. Jim Daichendt Analyses the Anti-Modern Artist

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Shepard Fairey, Inc.  Jim Daichendt Analyses the Anti-Modern Artist

Shepard Fairey, Inc.: Artist • Professional • Vandal by G. James (Jim) Daichendt is the first book about the street artists/conglomerate creator that is not an authorized product of Fairey’s studio. That alone makes it a standout in the art book world, and in the world of Shepard Fairey At one point in the smart…

“LA Portraits” Estevan Oriol at La Luz de Jesus

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“LA Portraits” Estevan Oriol at La Luz de Jesus

Estevan Oriol’s  LA Portraits shows a side of our city that belies the usual pretty staged shots of civic leaders, celebrities, and architectural glory. There are no swimming pools or movie stars.  LA Portraits is tough unflinching look at Los Angeles gangs, photographed by Oriol, whose work takes us deep behind gang lines. These are…

The Holiday Cure: Elizabeth McGrath’s Incurable Disorder Pop Up & Signing

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The Holiday Cure: Elizabeth McGrath’s Incurable Disorder Pop Up & Signing

Born in Hollywood. Sent to school at Fundamentalist Baptist correctional institution. Made punk rock fliers and is now an acclaimed artist whose work now appears in a second monograph, Incurable Disorder. Meet Elizabeth McGrath. Well actually you’ll be able to meet her in real life, Sunday, December 8 at La Luz de Jesus when she…

PreviewThe Drawings of Laurie Lipton: What Lies Between the Black and White

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Preview<i>The Drawings of Laurie Lipton</i>: What Lies Between the Black and White

Laurie Lipton drawings reveal her influences and inspirations: Religious paintings from the Flemish school, Durer, Van Eyck, Goya combine with Diane Arbus and the effects of watching black white TV shows as a child living in a color-filled world. She explains: Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it…

Extreme Canvas 2: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana

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Extreme Canvas 2: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana

Thank gods for Ernie Wolfe III! Extreme Canvas 2: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana—the title says it all– is loaded with hundreds of movie posters, celebrating Ghana’s movie poster artists and the Golden  Era, 1985 to 1999, during which they plied their craft. The hand-painted movie poster is vanishing art form…

Interview: Jay Blakesberg on JAM, a Photographic Anthology of Jambands

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Interview: Jay Blakesberg on JAM, a Photographic Anthology of Jambands

  Join Jay Bakesberg in celebrating and signing JAM at Mr Musichead, 7511 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood on November 14. As long-time musicians know, jamming can be one of the most exhilarating experiences for players. A certain magic is attained by talented musicians playing off of one another. Over the years, a vibrant scene has…

“Heavenly Bodies” Beautiful Bones and Diadems of the Dead

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“Heavenly Bodies” Beautiful Bones and Diadems of the Dead

Gloriously decorated with gold and gems, dressed in elaborate finery, in life these bones once supported purported saints and martyrs, and now in death show the historic veneration, an appreciation of miracles once worked, having reminded the faithful living of the spiritual treasures that awaited them upon death. These bones are more than beautiful expressions…

Preview: So the Echo, Brandon Boyd

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Preview: So the Echo, Brandon Boyd

So the Echo, Brandon Boyd’s third book of artwork and writings, takes its name from the proverb As the call, so the echo Since childhood Boyd was called to draw, carrying with him a sketchbook, a habit that he brought with him into adulthood, where his notebooks became repositories for both his art and his…