Recently I decided to take a stroll over to MoCA Grand to check in and see what’s new. As luck would have it, they were having a slow day so I had the entire museum to myself (more people were more excited to see preparations for a Batman filming taking place on Grand Ave). My … Continue reading @ MoCA
Imagine your daily routine: you’re on the subway, walking down the street, going to the market, etc. Now picture a small cardboard robot rolling by you with a flag taped to it asking you to help him reach his destination. What do you do? Do you walk on by or do you help him? Kacie … Continue reading I heart Robots
“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Andy Warhol “Warhol is so yesterday-be a celebrity for 15 seconds.” John Baldessari If Baldessari has his way he will give everyone a shot at fame in his recent conceptual piece titled “Your Name in Lights”. The work features a Broadway style marquee that will display … Continue reading Narcissists of the world UNITE!
My previous posts on Art in the Streets failed to mention the numerous photographers responsible for documenting street art over the years. Because street art is such a temporary medium, photographers played an integral role in cataloging artists works. The exhibit pays homage to these photographers and photojournalists, of which Martha Cooper is a standout. … Continue reading Behind the Lens-Martha Cooper
For 7 years the Santa Monica Museum of Art has hosted “Incognito”-a benefit with a unique twist. This weekend, over 500 artists donated original 8″x10″ works and patrons got the opportunity to nab original works at $300.00 a piece. Love Baldessari? You’re in luck, he frequently donates his work-so does Ed Ruscha. The catch? The … Continue reading Leftovers @ Incognito-Santa Monica Museum of Art
On Sunday, “60 Minutes” featured a piece on Los Angeles’ billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad. The story features a look into Broad’s form “Venture Philanthropy” in which his charitable contributions are tied to investment gains. His non-profit organizations centered in the Arts, Education and Medical Research each run like for-profit entities. As such, his fiscal discipline … Continue reading Eli Broad on 60 Minutes
(I really need to invest in Photoshop) So, it’s been over a week and I’m still digesting Art in the Streets. As I walked out of the Geffen on April 14th, a writer for LAist and I discussed how overwhelming the exhibit was. I thought it was well done. At the members preview, some complained … Continue reading