PART I of II If the Los Angeles Art Show taught me anything, it’s that when it comes to art, there’s something for everyone. Global art took center stage at the 16th annual Los Angeles Art Show where over 100 Galleries showcased a diverse collection of genres and mediums. It’s virtually impossible to discuss all … Continue reading Around the World at the Los Angeles Art Show
The 2011 Los Angeles Art Show is currently at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is the centerpiece of Los Angeles Arts Month. The 16th annual show features a global representation of over 100 galleries showcasing all genres of art and featuring the growing Contemporary Art culture in China. The show’s inaugural event takes place … Continue reading Los Angeles Art Show Kicks off Tonight
In October I visited Chicago for a brief overnight trip, and was determined to make my way to the Art Institute. I had exactly one hour. Clearly my ambitions were outweighed by the sheer size of the Art Insititute’s collection, but luckily a docent was prepared to take my challenge head on by giving me a “one … Continue reading 60 Minutes in the Art Institute of Chicago
The only thing hotter than the 113° degree heat wave in Downtown L.A. was the firestorm created Friday by one little press release. DTLA’s famed Art Walk, a monthly event where visitors eat, drink and participate in self guided gallery tours was reportedly at risk when the Art Walk’s Director unceremoniously issued a press release stating … Continue reading Art, Drinks and Food Trucks: A Match Made in Heaven or a Recipe for Disaster?
I visited MOCA twice this summer and most recently I stopped by the museum to view Arshile Gorky: a Retrospective, which is the first exhibit brought to the museum by MOCA’s new Director Jeffrey Deitch. I was thrilled to see that the permanent collection, whose works include Giacometti, Rothko, Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock were still … Continue reading Arshile Gorky @ MOCA L.A.
Los Angeles has fought for decades to cultivate its artistic identity, and Eli Broad has been a prominent player in this effort as one of the founders of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Since then Broad, the founder of KB Homes and SunAmerica, avid art collector, and noted philanthropist, has played an instrumental role in … Continue reading The Battle for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles has been cultivating a thriving underground art scene for years, but l was unaware that DTLA is the home of the world’s largest Art Colony. The Brewery is an artist enclave containing over 500 live/work lofts in converted industrial space off the 5 Freeway on Moulton and N. Main. The complex spans … Continue reading The Brewery Artwalk, Spring 2010