2013 “Rewind”

Whew!  Before I look forward to 2014 (and I must say, it cannot come soon enough), I thought I’d take a quick look back on my digital footprints and share my favorite CultureShockArt moments of 2013.  So I picked 5 posts from Twitter, Instagram, WordPress and Pinterest that were either popular, or made me squeal, “Eep … Continue reading 2013 “Rewind”

The Sphinx and the Cronut: Why We Love Being Haters

In music, fashion, food and art there’s pop cultural phenomena so ubiquitous and so pervasive that I feel duty bound to write about them.  Or hate on ’em.. Like roaches and bad heartburn these things just keep on returning eliciting both our collective ire and fascination.  Really, they’re train wrecks and we can’t look away. … Continue reading The Sphinx and the Cronut: Why We Love Being Haters

MOCA Covered in Krylon-A Preview of “Art in the Streets”

MOCA is bringing the streets to museum patrons in a comprehensive overview of the history of street art from 1967 through present day in “Art in the Streets”.  It is the first major exhibit of its kind in the U.S. “Art in the Streets” primarily focuses on graffiti art’s infamous rise in an economically tumultuous … Continue reading MOCA Covered in Krylon-A Preview of “Art in the Streets”

Banksy to Academy Members: Don’t Forget, Oscar Votes Due on 2/22

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

“Street Fight!”

A fierce rivalry is a great source of entertainment.  In the art world, when artists espouse the merits of one style over another, the debate can quickly descend into vitriol, jealousy and animus.  In the underground world of street art, one artistic debate is between the styles of graffiti vs. stencils, and each showcases a … Continue reading “Street Fight!”