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by Caroline Newman Lillian Bassman’s “Women” is a beautiful ensemble of photographer’s images of fashionable women with an emphasis on light, form, and shadow.  The show, at Peter Fetterman Gallery at Bergamot Station will transport you back to a time when fashion photography captured the elegance of the 1940’s and 50’s.  Bassman’s highly contrasted, black and […]


Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm:  Andrew Holder lecture: Drop It Like It’s Fake: Architecture and the Necessity of Faux Science Thursday, December 3 at 7pm:  MediaSCAPES & Center For Visual Music present an evening of Immersive & Expanded Cinema of Visual Music Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm:  Eric Owen Moss Construction Manual, 1988-2008: Conversation with Eric […]


A Bold and Modern White House (NY Times) Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts   (NY Times) Tomi Ungerer:  A Perpetual Outsider with a Museum of his Own (NY Times) Freehand Gallery Clears Space for a Craft Study Center (LA Times) Charles Burchfield: A Master of American Modernist Watercolor (LA Times) Cezanne’s Influence Over […]


By Emily Waldorf If you are an art history student or simply an aficionado of Chinese art, there is no time like the present to brush up on the basics, particularly in the area of Chinese painting, where memorizing the rich history, artist names, and iconic scroll paintings is crucial for a more critical understanding.  […]


For Art Lovers, Basel Doesn’t End at the Fair (NY Times) A More Serene Venice Biennale (NY Times) Den Mother to the Louche and Famous:  Francis Bacon (NY Times) The Intersection of Islam, America, and Identity (NY Times) The Art World’s Olympics:  Venice Biennale (WSJ) Exhibitions Axed as Recession Bites (Art Newspaper) Review:  Pae White […]


Back to Nature in Pictures and Action:  Sebastiao Salgado (NY Times) Bringing the Streets Inside:  Le Street Art (NY Times) Framing the Message of a Generation (NY Times) MOMA:  Party in the Garden (NY Times) Anish Kapoor to Shoot Red Pellets at Royal Academy from Cannon (Bloomberg) Tracey Emin London Show Explores Solitary Pursuit of […]


By Emily Waldorf Amateur photographer turned psychology professor and therapist, Lisa Jack, took beautiful, edgy images of President Obama when he was just a college freshman at Occidental in 1980.  Ms. Jack’s rare photographs will be shown for the first time ever at West Hollywood gallery M +  B, in an exhibit called “Barack Obama: […]


Art Book or Cookbook? Food Porn for the Tomato Lover By Suzanne Lenzer Some people collect art. Some collect books. I collect what I’ll call “food-as-art” books: a totally made-up category of collectibles that range from the most glorious coffee table tomes to the more humble, work-a-day cookbook. Basically everything in my ever-expanding collection is […]


By Emily Waldorf Why not buy a piece of sculptural jewelry designed by a hot LA based contemporary artist that supports a wonderful cause?  Artist Alexandra Grant created a beautiful special edition love necklace for LA><ART to help raise funds for Watts House Project (WHP), an ongoing collaborative artwork led by artist Edgar Arceneaux.  Watts House […]


How To Do Art Basel Miami Beach (Forbes.com) A Kindler, Gentler Art Basel (ARTINFO) Miami Art Fair Sports Slower Pace, Lower Prices, Careful Buyers (Bloomberg) Editor’s Picks:  Art Basel Miami Beach Preview (ARTINFO) Art Basel Miami Beach:  A Naomi Campbell Retrospective (NY Times T Magazine) ForYourArt in Miami Beach (ForYourArt.com) Art Basel Miami Beach Preview […]