On September 1 the Broad will place 50,000 tickets on sale online for its highly anticipated fall show and anxious Angelenos hitting refresh on their browsers might end up feeling like they’re in an endless infinity loop. Consider it visual dexterity training for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors opening in October. The traveling exhibition’s L.A. layover will feature 6 … Continue reading Yayoi Kusama Comes to the Broad in October
At the beginning of Women’s History Month the National Museum of Women in the Arts asked an intriguing question when they created this hashtag: It was a call to action with a simple challenge: Name 5 women artists. Can you name them off the top of your head? Sure that may be easy, but if you walk … Continue reading DTLA Gallery Brings a Revolution to the Arts District
The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. `Who are YOU?’ said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, `I–I hardly know, sir, … Continue reading On Sabbatical: Notes from the Rabbit Hole
When I was last at MOCA about 2 weeks ago I forgot that I had taken this picture of one of Yayoi Kusama’s works. In honor of her 84th birthday yesterday, I thought I’d share. And at the intersection of Art and Fashion, this is the closest I’ve come to owning some of Kusama’s art. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Yayoi Kusama!
Andy Warhol was notorious for many things, but you may not know that one of them was his “Time Capsules”. The artist would collect ephemera, art, and other inspirational items used as source material for his work. The items were boxed, catalogued and archived for a subsequent unveiling. He began boxing these capsules in 1974, … Continue reading If I Could Have Time in a Bottle (or Box)
Years ago I scoffed at the idea of contemporary art merging with fashion. It all started when I went to the “© Murakami” exhibit at MOCA in 2008. Talk about an “Exit through the Gift Shop”, moment, I was completely turned off by the fact that Louis Vuitton had a boutique inside the Geffen Contemporary. … Continue reading Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama
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…