24 Mar 2013

ΔLΞC MONOPOLY “Park Place” Exhibition at LAB ART Gallery

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ΔLΞC MONOPOLY “Park Place” Exhibition at LAB ART Gallery

  ΔLΞC Monopoly opened his first solo exhibition in LA, “Park Place,” March 14th, 2013, at street art gallery LAB Art. The show features 360 paintings spanning his career, including new paintings created exclusively for the show. ALEC Monopoly is renown for incorporating Monopoly Man, the Monopoly board game’s mascot, into his street art, paintings,…

22 Mar 2013

Collecting Work by Los Angeles Artists: MOCA Art Talk with Curator Bennett Simpson

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Collecting Work by Los Angeles Artists: MOCA Art Talk with Curator Bennett Simpson

Bennett Simpson, an art curator at MOCA, shared some of the museum’s behind-the-scenes stories about its acquisition of the Laurence Rickels collection of contemporary art, and discussed some of the ways in which MOCA acquires artworks by Los Angeles artists. It was a fascinating gathering in MOCA’s continuing series of free Art Talks. This session…

21 Mar 2013

Gallerists Discuss Armory Arts Week

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Gallerists Discuss Armory Arts Week

Amory Arts Week was a flurry of activity for collectors, artists, and of course gallerists, the majority of whom travel thousands of miles, coordinating the shipping of art works, setting up their booths, and then greeting myriads of visitors over the course of four days, before tearing it all down, and shipping it back. We…

19 Mar 2013

Los Angeles Falls #undertheinfluence of Desire Obtain Cherish at KM Fine Arts

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Los Angeles Falls #undertheinfluence of Desire Obtain Cherish at KM Fine Arts

Eye candy. Lots of eye candy and designer logos, not just on the walls at KM Fine Arts where Desire Obtain Cherish displayed his mind blowing, giant designer logo embossed pills and over-sized Blow-Pops in mouth watering hues, but chattering and bouncing inside the gallery’s walls, overflowing onto the street at the preview and opening…

18 Mar 2013

Art Is Voyeurism: A Report from Santa Monica Airport Artwalk

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Art Is Voyeurism: A Report from Santa Monica Airport Artwalk

There are artists far more fearless and tolerant than I. This was made harshly apparent to me on Saturday at the 7th annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk. It’s one thing to share close studio quarters with other (potentially more talented) artists in converted airplane hangars. I imagine that can breed fruitful inspiration, and healthy competition,…

18 Mar 2013

Animal Style: A Conversation with JAW Cooper

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Animal Style: A Conversation with JAW Cooper

  JAW Cooper doesn’t know this, but she often wakes me up. She gets me out of bed. You see, I have very troubled sleep and most mornings my eyes open before the alarm sounds. In those drowsy moments, when my body isn’t quite motivated to propel itself off the mattress yet, I end up…

14 Mar 2013

Highlights of Armory Week: Recap From Artists’ Point of View

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Highlights of Armory Week: Recap From Artists’ Point of View

This is the first of our Armory Arts Week recap. Our next will feature gallerists. For Armory Arts Week 2013 in New York City,  CARTWHEEL tapped several artists to send us updates and opinions through the week (We stayed home in L.A. busily prepping for our annual Pop-Up Art Show, which is itself a mini art…

2 Mar 2013

Herb and Dorothy: 50 Artworks Move to MOCA

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Herb and Dorothy: 50 Artworks Move to MOCA

  The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection has been described as one of the great American collections of conceptual and minimalist art. An exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s recent acquisition of 50 artworks from this outstanding collection of post-1960 and contemporary artworks, “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States at…

16 Feb 2013

Llyn Foulkes Retrospective at Hammer Museum

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Llyn Foulkes Retrospective at Hammer Museum

  It is a stunning Llyn Foulkes retrospective up now through May 19, 2013 at the Hammer Museum  in Los Angeles. If you’ve seen the exhibition, then you’ve discussed it with others, and perhaps you’ve liked the email and the frequent threads on Facebook. In a recent conversation with me, Foulkes said that The Lost…

2 Feb 2013

Printed Treasures at Printed Matter’s L. A. Art Book Fair at MOCA-Geffen

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Printed Treasures at Printed Matter’s L. A. Art Book Fair at MOCA-Geffen

  Art book lovers are gathering at the L. A.  Art Book Fair, sponsored by Printed Matter, on now through Sunday, February 3, at MOCA-Geffen downtown. The book fair is open until 5 p.m. tomorrow, and most vendors accept cash and checks only. Who says the book is dead? A lively crowd is enjoying the love-in…

30 Jan 2013

LA Art Show: “The Joys of Collecting Art” Panel with Blake Byrne and the Einsteins

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LA Art Show: “The Joys of Collecting Art” Panel with Blake Byrne and the Einsteins

The fabulous art collections of Los Angelenos Blake Byrne and Clifford and Mandy Einstein were featured in the “Joys of Collecting Art” panel moderated by Bruce Helander at the L A Art Show (1/27). The Einsteins and Blake Byrne are deeply involved with MOCA and have donated substantial amounts of art to our city’s contemporary art…