31 Mar 2017

Interview & Preview: Jan & Bruce Helford for “Art Collectors Starter Kit” at Corey Helford Gallery – April 1st

Interview & Preview: Jan & Bruce Helford for “Art Collectors Starter Kit” at Corey Helford Gallery – April 1st

On Saturday, April 1st, Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will present their fourth annual “Art Collector Starter Kit” group exhibition, showcasing an array of art from over 50 well known artists and newcomers to the CHG roster. Four years ago, CHG established what would become an annual tradition — the “Art Collector Starter […]

4 Sep 2015

3rd Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery Opens Tonight!

3rd Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery Opens Tonight!

Who hasn’t sat at a bar, drinking a beer and doodled on a coaster? But many of us aren’t the extremely skilled painters, illustrators, animators, tattooists, sculptors or collage artists that are featured in the Annual La Luz de Jesus Coaster Show exhibition that takes a love of craft brewing and elevates it to high […]

31 Jan 2015

Outsider Art Fair: The Good Luck Gallery

Outsider Art Fair: The Good Luck Gallery

The Outsider Art Fair, which runs through Sunday February 1 at Center 548 in New York City, brings outsiders to the mainstream. This year, Los Angeles-based The Good Luck Gallery joined the fair, showing only artist Andrew Frieder. The Good Luck Gallery’s Paige Wery, who opened her Chung King Road space last year, shows a […]

29 Jun 2013

Preview: Greg Escalante on the Upcoming “Kustom Kulture II” Exhibition

Preview: Greg Escalante on the Upcoming “Kustom Kulture II” Exhibition

Wendy Sherman interviews curator and collector Greg Escalante during the final stages of preparation for the Kustom Kulture II exhibition, which opens at the Huntington Beach Art Center on July 13. Greg explained why he decided to revisit the original idea 20 years later, and hinted at some of the treasures he has in store for us this time around.

7 May 2013

Preview: All Jazzed Up About the 1920s–The Great Gatsby at the Century Guild

Preview: All Jazzed Up About the 1920s–The Great Gatsby at the Century Guild

It may not be the art you’re used to us covering at CARTWHEEL, but I couldn’t pass up the invitation from the Century Guild for a solo preview of Academy Award-winning designer Catherine Martin‘s costumes and sketches for The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann.  Martin created the sketches, which are printed on watercolor paper, […]

23 Apr 2013

Ramsey Chahine Wins With “La Luta Art Show”

Ramsey Chahine Wins With “La Luta Art Show”

Last Thursday night, Ramsey Chahine opened his first solo show in Los Angeles at the The Daily Dose‘s exhibition space in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Presented by CARTWHEEL in conjunction with The Daily Dose, “La Luta Art Show” which runs through May 16, 2013 features 25 new works by the artist, ranging from drawings to […]

21 Apr 2013

“YES!” They Did at Coagula

“YES!” They Did at Coagula

Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein had just finished the Cartwheel Art Mini-Art Fair at PROJECT Gallery and was planning La Luta, Ramsey Chahine’s debut solo show at Daily Dose’s exhibition space, when she and Coagula Curator College partner, painter Gina Mead  Howie were assigned April 6th for their one night show at Coagula. Using Joe O’Neill’s […]

11 Apr 2013

Collector Interview: Coachella Content Coordinator Jon Halperin

Collector Interview: Coachella Content Coordinator Jon Halperin

The secret to a good art collection? Form strong relationships with galleries. Have a good framer you can depend on. Buy at charity shows when you can.  These pointers come from Jon Halperin, who has one of the most enviable pop art / street art collections of small-to-medium prints, original paintings and toys we’ve ever […]

11 Apr 2013

Collecting: It’s in the Cards

Collecting: It’s in the Cards

  I love collecting postcards of art, and often spend time in museum gift shops mulling over the options. Usually I buy duplicates, one for me to save, and extras to mail or use as gift cards in packages. Packaged postcards of exhibitions have been an increasingly popular item, and some sets of postcards, notably […]

27 Mar 2013

Interview: ΔLΞC MONOPOLY Beyond “Park Place”

Interview: ΔLΞC MONOPOLY Beyond “Park Place”

ΔLΞC MONOPOLY’s “Park Place” exhibition at street art gallery LAB Art  is the artist’s first Los Angeles solo show, though his work has been popping on street corners and lamp posts for a while now. ΔLΞC MONOPOLY uses “Monopoly Man,” the board game mascot, as a constant image throughout his street art and paintings. His […]

26 Mar 2013

Training Wheels: “Art Collector Starter Kit” at Corey Helford Gallery

Training Wheels: “Art Collector Starter Kit” at Corey Helford Gallery

  It’s a shrewd move really, and one I’m sure a lot of galleries will be emulating. Corey Helford Gallery asked their stable of top tier artists to create 12″ x 12″ pieces for “Art Collector Starter Kit” (which opened Saturday). This allowed the artists and gallery to set the prices within the realm of possibility for […]