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The Con Artist: Red Flags, the Racist Chair, and the One Who Got Away  
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1/24/14 Posted 1/24/14

Founders Keepers Jasper Johns, Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters Sculptor and cacoepy-vigilante Jasper Johns testified before a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, stating that no, he did not authorize anyone to reproduce his sculpture, and it’s pronounced ˈraʊʃənbɜːɡ, btw. The 83-year-old artist, whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, was called to testify in the case against founder Brian... [more]

LA Art Show Young Collectors Tours!! (led by yours truly) (via Art Nerd LA)  
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1/17/14 Posted 1/17/14

Come to the The Los Angeles Art Show for free and join the Art Nerd Los Angeles young collectors tour led by me! I’ll be showing off “art deals” for “young collectors” this fine Saturday 1/18/14 afternoon at 4pm and 5pm – Please rsvp@art-nerd.com and I look forward to seeing you there! PS. There will be free Whiskey Tastings at the end You’re invited to an exclusive Young Collectors event at The Los Angeles Art Show!! This invite-only event offe... [more]

Los Angeles Gets a New Major Contemporary Art Space  
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1/16/14 Posted 1/16/14

Cesar Garcia, Founding Director and Chief Curator of The Mistake Room - a new independent international contemporary art space opening in Los Angeles later this month - announced today that architect Alfonso Medina has been chosen to design the institution's new home in Downtown Los Angeles. Medina, Founder and Director of T38 Studio - an award-winning architecture and development firm with offices in New York and Tijuana, Mexico-has received international acclaim in recent years for his grou... [more]

20140128054013-image I-On-The-Arts.com Review: Michael Gittes "Ladies and Gentlemen" by Deborah Krieger  
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Michael Gittes at Prohibition Gallery January 4th - February 4th
Posted 1/28/14

Prohibition Gallery is a boutique gallery on W. Washington Boulevard, sharing the Culver City Arts District with other galleries such as Corey Helford Gallery and Hinge Modern (where I have previously reviewed shows and interviewed artists). With its white walls, concrete floor and barred windows, Prohibition Gallery stands in stark contrast to its neighbors. Being in the small space feels intimate. The gallery's ambiance is one of edgy youth (the gallery opened recently, in 2011) and a sense... [more]

23rd annual photo l.a. photographic art exposition (Jan. 17-19, 2014)  
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1/12/14 Posted 1/12/14

photo l.a. is proud to announce its 23rd edition in a new location: downtown at one of the most distinctive venues in Los Angeles - the historic LA Mart built in 1958. photo l.a. (www.photola.com), the acclaimed photographic art exposition is pleased to announce featured exhibitors and programming for its 23rd annual photography fair. In celebration, photo l.a. 2014 will present its widest collaboration of photography yet, exhibiting works dating from the 19th century, up through the most cutti... [more]

Set Off For Sunny LA! Upcoming Art Los Angeles Contemporary Special Edition  
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1/8/14 Posted 1/8/14

Showcasing the best of the West, the fifth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary is coming to town at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. With internationally renowned galleries, museums, and private collections, LA also happens to be one of the most significant art markets in the world. Despite its art accolades, SoCal has relatively few art fairs, so the increasingly international ALAC is an occidental opportunity not to be missed! ArtSlant will be there highlighting the... [more]

Littletopia at the LA Art Show (Jan.15th-19th, 2014) (via Art Nerd LA)  
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1/1/14 Posted 1/1/14

Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd. Littletopia at the LA Art Show A collection of galleries selected by Red Truck Gallery Jan. 15th – 19th, 2014 Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall J and K 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Littletopia Curated by Red Truck Gallery at the LA Art Show Irreverent & Accessible Gallery Section Brings Underground Art to the Fore Littletopia, curated by Red Truck Gallery, is a carefully chosen collective of innovative galleries who are breaking down barriers, buck... [more]

Showcase Artist: Laurie Katz Yehia  
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12/23/13 Posted 12/23/13

(Image: Laurie Katz Yehia, Window space, 2013, Repurposed windows, frames, pipes and wood, oil and house paint, photography, flourescent and LED lights, and mixed media, variable; © Laurie Katz Yehia) Laurie Katz Yehia (b. Chicago, Illlinois) I work in the tradition of painting as well as that of exploring objects, light and space as art. My current work is primarily about a focus on light and attention to ordinary moments and things as they are, shifting and changing. Light, openings, space and things serve as subject, objec... [more]

20131202081704-agm_fsr_install4 Watchlist Artist: Aaron Garber-Maikovska  
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Aaron Garber-Maikovska at GREENE EXHIBITIONS 12/2/13 Posted 12/2/13

Greene Exhibitions is proud to present Aaron Garber-Maikovska: Fast Red Lobster opening November 23rd. In March of this year, the artist visited a Red Lobster seafood restaurant for the first time. After finishing his meal, and using the space granted him as a patron of the establishment, Garber-Maikovska engaged in “bumping” – a part of his practice where the semi-public places of commerce are used as a place to play. The action was filmed by the artist’s friend, and it became... [more]

It's Miami Art Week! And We've Got Tickets for You!  
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12/2/13 Posted 12/2/13

It's Miami Art Week! We are so excited, and we're looking forward to our exhibition and afterparty at aqua art miami (remember to RSVP on Facebook). To celebrate, we're giving away loads of tickets! Head over to our Twitter and Facebook. All you need to do is retweet us or like our post for a chance to win tickets to Spectrum, Scope, Red Dot, and Aqua. And be sure to keep following us on Twitter as our ArtSlant editors live tweet from all the fairs this week! We'll announce winners on Wednes... [more]

Sara Deasy: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/26/13

Sara DeasyPhotography Lives/works in: Fresno, CAWebsite: http://www.dcphotographystudios.comTo purchase contact: Sara Deasy I am inspired and intrigued by the human condition. I enjoy exploring the different aspects that relate to the psychological aspects of life, and through photography I gracefully accept the challenge of being an artist attempting to convey these concepts visually. I thrive on trying to share my interpretive visualization of our fears, inhibitions, de... [more]

Join Us For ArtSlant Prize Exhibition and AfterParty at Aqua Art Miami  
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11/24/13 Posted 11/24/13

ArtSlant is proud to present CORE MEMORY our 2013 ArtSlant Prize Award Exhibition. December 4 - 8 Aqua Art Miami, Room 124The Aqua Hotel1530 Collins AvenueMiami Beach, FL 33139 CORE MEMORY features: Robin Kang Maureen Meyer Alison Pilkington Alexis Courtney Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize See all the Juried Winners from 2013 ArtSlant, Aqua Art Miami and Koval Distillery present the ArtSlant AfterParty -... [more]

Sally Samins: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/13

Sally SaminsMixed-media Lives/works in: San Diego, CA; Hot Water Beach, New ZealandWebsite: http://sallysamins.comTo purchase contact: Sally Samins Sally Samins is an abstract artist, strongly influenced by a childhood in Australia. After studying graphic arts, she became a well known sports photographer, specializing in America’s Cup yachting. After developing her artistic eye through photography, she decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a painter and has created a dis... [more]

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2014 LADOT TAP Card Design Competition  
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11/15/13 Posted 11/15/13

Source: LADOT Website LADOT is a leader in the planning, design, construction, and operations of transportation systems in the City of Los Angeles and partners with sister agencies to improve transportation service and infrastructure in the city and the region. The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in collaboration with Gallery Row Organization (GRO), presents the LADOT TAP Card Design Competition. Two winning designs will be selected to join the limited edition array of LADOT branded TAP Cards. W... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Allan Wash  
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11/12/13 Posted 11/12/13

(Image: Allan Wash, Esoteric II, August 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 30- X 1.5 Inches; © wash creative 2013) Allan Wash (b. LaCrosse) My process probes linkages to primitive cultures, symbology and “spiritual magic” striving to discover the power of primal graphic cues and truth. This path tends to contradict societal mass consumption, media overload and technology obsession. My work explores “tribalism” and a love for primitive honesty, the patinated walls of fa... [more]

20131110082414-rvd_5705 Watchlist Artist: Rick Bahto  
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Rick Bahto at Jancar Jones Gallery 11/10/13 Posted 11/10/13

Jancar Jones is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Rick Bahto. The exhibit will include a selection of photographs and two accompanying 16mm films that will be screened at scheduled times throughout the run of the show. In his recent work Bahto has become primarily concerned with the intuitive exploration of large collections of material as a way of generating performances, films, and photographs. The processes of photography are central in every stage of th... [more]


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