“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!
For someone who loves art, I have many bare walls in my home and I’m secretly hanging onto a budget specifically for my first real purchase. Truth be told I’m a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to art, and after 2 years of searching and not finding the right piece I was growing … Continue reading Collecting for Newbies
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
I came across a cute video from MoMA today. This video and the writers at Hyperallergic really crystallize what CultureShockArt is about, so I will simply post the video. Be sure to read Hyperallergic’s comments. For just a moment, I’d ask that you abandon trying to figure out the meaning of the installation in the … Continue reading This is what my blog is all about…
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