Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

FIRST LOOK | MARK RYDEN’S “THE GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

May 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Years in the making, alternative art godhead Mark Ryden's final cycle of his "Gay Nineties" painting cycle, The Gay Nineties West finally debuted in Hollywood last weekend with an appropriately star-studded private reception. Inagurating the beautiful new Kohn Gallery space, the show gathers the entire Read More

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PREVIEW | MARK RYDEN’S “GAY NINETIES WEST” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

May 1, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

One of the highlights of this year's art scene in LA will be the opening of longtime Supertouch buddy Mark Ryden's Gay Nineties West show at Michael Kohn's elaborate new space in Hollywood this week. It's been a long time coming (you can never trust a contractor's promise), but the gallery is finally finished and on Saturday, May 3rd, the hoards of Ryden's faithful will mob the spot to get a glimpse of their art hero. We'll have full coverage of the private friends & family opening on May 2nd, but until then, have a look at the master's first sneak peek of what's to come: Read More

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STREET LIFE | MR ANDRE AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT, HOLLYWOOD

April 30, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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After yet another residency at Hollywood's storied Chateau Marmont, Supertouch buddy Mr Andre (aka: Mr A, aka: Andre Saraiva, aka: Frenchie) left his mark on the hotel's front wall... Read More

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FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

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STREETLIFE: LEVER RUKHIN’S DRIVE-BY PHOTOS OF LOS ANGELES

April 9, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Cruising on an endless slow roll through the streets of Los Angeles, Lever Rukhin—aka: "Los Angelev"— is a drive-by photographer who captures fleeting, intimate glimpses of everyday street life in the Southland from behind the wheel of his car. His images offer a voyeur's perspective on the daily lives of the 99% as they navigate the endless paved expanse of LA that surrounds the microcosm of Hollywood. Read More

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GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS “STOP HAUNTING ME” OPENING AT MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY, LA

April 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Greg "Craola" Simkins opened his show of masterful new work, "Stop Haunting Me" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA on Saturday night to a packed house of adoring fans. The capacity crowd (meticulously inspected by the LA fire marshall, no less) rightfully crammed every square foot of the cavernous gallery space to get a look at the master renderer's highly anticipated new show of oil paintings that showcase the young painter at the height of his technical prowess. Read More

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WILD WEST: RICHARD PRINCE’S “COWBOYS” AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS

March 30, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Few things could be more of a surefire mega-moneymaker for art world puppet master Larry Gagosian than to stage a show of large scale pop art cowboy paintings in the wild west town of Los Angeles. Here, self-styled movie industry cowboys & girls are the big guns, shelling out massive sums for huge canvases to brighten up their vast expanses of open wall space. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood's biggest players pulled every string at their disposal to score one of the Technicolor trophies on display at Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Gallery, "Cowboys" (on display till April 6th), to brighten up their next Beverly Hills dinner party. Read More

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LA///LADIE’S NITE///FIRST LOOK: SYLVIA JI’S “HAUTE EPOCH”

April 12, 2009  |  art, LA, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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LA might not be ground zero for the next visual renaissance (at least not from how things are looking as of late), but it is home to some solid decorative art. Enter SYLIVA JI who's been painting for some time now in a fun style that might be best described as Nagel Vs. Gustav Klimt on Dia De los Muertos. Her solid new solo exhibition "Haute Eopch" at Culver City's COREY HELFORD GALLERY featuring Ji's usual array of painted doomsday femme fatales opened to a packed house on Saturday nite where the looks made it worth the drive and the ratio of lovely ladies to men was advantageously high. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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HOLLYWOOD///SIGN OF THE TIMES

April 12, 2009  |  LA, News  |  Comments Off

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