“Our society now values a Warhol for three times as much money as a great Rembrandt,” he thunders, referring to the latest auction reports. “That tells me that we’re fucked. It’s as if people would rather fuck than make love.”
Interesting read by James Panero in New York Magazine on the fall of NY [...]
Left this out of my weekend post, but there’s a project opening tonight, The Long Weekend, being put on by Phantom Galleries. It features a bevy of artists doing storefront installations and performance-based work, including two of my favourite comrades in arms, Danial Nord and John O’Brien. Other artists involved include: Jordan Biren, Corrina [...]
Thank you C-Monster for showing me the light on this. Apparently, for some reason, there are a lot of Eddie Izzard routines animated in LEGO on YouTube. Thank Cthulhu for the 21st Century.
Man I am beat. I’ve been sick as a dog for over a week now, and it’s really got me out of action, here and everywhere else as well. Reviews of California Video and Allan Kaprow: Art As Life coming as soon as I catch up on my “real work” and get my [...]
According to WIRED’s Threat Level blog, it looks like Skullphone bought the ads, and the idea of electronic billboard vandalism was just so attractive that we all just wanted to believe in the hack. Either that or Clear Channel is engaged in a cover up that we’ll never know the truth about, making this [...]
I missed this when it was published last Friday, but caught it in Tyler Green’s weekend roundup (which has lots of other good LA related stuff, too). Mike Boehm of the LA Times wrote a fascinating article on the relationship between major cultural institutions in LA and the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Check it out.
First saw this on Curbed LA, but Jamie O’Shea of Supertouch has the best selection of images on the subject. Apparently Skullphone hijacked 10 Clear Channel digital billboards in Los Angeles yesterday. One small step for man, one giant step (out of the grave?) for graffiti. Heck, it’s one giant step for digital [...]
I routinely find excuse/opportunity to visit the Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of netsuke in the Japanese Pavilion at LACMA. What could easily be an extremely static collection is always presented in a new way. There are 836 pieces in the collection, which are shown on a rotating basis, with only 150 on display [...]
Well, it’s happened. I’ve eaten the Lady’s Brunch Burger / Luther Burger, and I have pleasantly encountered the Boondocks episode, The Itis, as well. And I’ve lived to tell the tale. Last Sunday was burger night at the house, and I figured if I’m going for broke anyways, why not throw Paula Deen’s [...]
Things seem quiet right now. But there’s always something to see.
Friday, March 21
Wally Hedrick, Wally Hedrick: War Room, @ The Box. An early conceptual and anti-war piece I have some vague familiarity with, this is a neat opportunity to see a piece that’s rarely, if ever, been exhibited in LA. Reception is [...]