Perhaps I was a bit harsh in my last post when I revealed the fact that I have a long list of “Things I Hate about L.A.”, so in an attempt to restore balance to my chakras I’ll talk about one of the things I love about L.A.–The MOCA Store. When I’m having a particularly … Continue reading Museum Stores: My Happy Place
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
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