One thing that my trip to New Orleans taught me is that the devastation of Katrina did not wash away the spirit of this city. There is a palpable sense of change that looms over the Crescent City, but despite this, you are guaranteed to be greeted with a “Lassez le Bon Temps Roule” and … Continue reading “Be Nice or Leave”: A trip through the “new” New Orleans
In front of TED conference attendees in Long Beach today, JR unveiled his plans for his award while presenting his unique artistic point of view and his portfolio of work. The photographer/graffiti artist is known for his large-scale photographic installations in urban areas all around the world. During his presentation he attempted to answer the … Continue reading JR’s Wish @ the TED Conference
It’s Monday morning and as usual I am stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on Glendale Blvd. As I am cut off by a truck on my left and someone merging into my lane on my right, I sigh, gaze out my car window toward the heavens and was greeted by this. It pretty much … Continue reading When a Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words
Banksy’s pre-Oscar media junket continues, care of a piece spotted in a Westwood alley today. Ironically enough Lauren Conrad (from the Hills) scooped it via Twitter, according to LAist. My question is, if a reality show star is scooping you via Tweets, is that a sign that you’ve Jumped the Shark? Rumor has it the … Continue reading Banksy to Academy Members: Don’t Forget, Oscar Votes Due on 2/22
The Standard Hotel’s latest mural installation is a lovely Valentine compliments of Graffiti Artist/Photographer Curtis Kulig. It made me smile when I saw it Monday, so I thought I’d share the love. I first saw it from a distance, but was pleasantly surprised to uncover more beneath the surface as I got up close to … Continue reading “Love Me” was here: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Compiling a list of “Things I Hate About L.A.”is a trite but required rite of passage for anyone who’s lived here for more than 5 years. Sandwiched somewhere between the word “Fro-Yo” and women who wear Uggs with shorts is #253: the endless barrage of studios begging for votes around award season. You can’t turn … Continue reading …and the Oscar goes to…
The 2011 Los Angeles Art Show introduced me to a couple of artists whose careers I look forward to following. One of these artists was Cecilia Paredes who was represented by Salt Fine Art, a gallery in Laguna Beach specializing in Latin American Contemporary Art. The owner, Carla Tesak Arzente travels the world to carefully … Continue reading Los Angeles Art Show Part II