Oh Look That Guy Is Trying to Commit Suicide on the Bridge, Might As Well Get A Good Selfie to Remember This Special Occasion

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Damn, people.

Art Tonight (and this Weekend) in New York & Beyond

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Without further ado…

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The New “Big One”

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The Puente Hills Thrust Fault runs from northern Orange County through downtown Los Angeles and ends up in Hollywood. A large quake on this fault “could kill from 3,000 to 18,000 people and cause up to $250 billion in damage.”

Art Openings Across The Globe

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Tom Sachs
AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS
March 29, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Opening March 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Galerie Thaddeus Ropac
7 Rue Debelleyme
FR-75003 Paris

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Choco Chicken

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Reason enough to visit Los Angeles

Chocolate fried chicken and sides including “white-chocolate mashed potatoes and bacon biscuits”

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Nothing like some depressing humor to get you ready for the weekend.

By Maria Blasucci, Andrew DeYoung & Tony Lewellen

Art Openings Across The Globe

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A bunch of great shows happening this weekend including Richard Colman’s Noise which opens tonight at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen.

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Get in My Belly

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The Fried Chicken Beignet at Glazed Donut Bistro in Los Angeles

Art Openings Across America

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We go east to west rounding up some notable shows opening this weekend.

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Artist Eats: Camille Rose Garcia

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Camille Rose Garcia to share her favorite place to eat. Camille is a Los Angeles-based artist whose “layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales are influenced by William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons, acting as critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society.” Continue reading for her answer.
 
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Punk Rock in the Backyards of East Los Angeles

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Angela Boatwright documents youth culture in this 4-part film series for Vans’ new #livingoffthewall project.

Sweet Breath

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We featured Patrick Lee’s Deadly Friends earlier this month, and the Los Angeles-based artist is back again with an edition available from the Deadly Friends series as part of Printed Matter’s 2014 LA Art Book Fair fundraiser editions. Available at the opening of the fair this Thursday (1/30), the skateboard edition will be on view along with other benefit artworks from Laura Owens, Jeremy Deller, and Parra at Printer Matter’s booth.

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Artist Eats: Wayne White

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Wayne White to share his favorite place to eat. Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more. Wayne has had great success as a fine artist and has created paintings and public works that have been shown all over the world. His most successful works have been the paintings featuring oversized, three-dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions. Continue reading for his answer.

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Artist Eats: AJ Fosik

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked AJ Fosik to share his favorite place to eat. AJ was born and raised in Detroit, and now makes intricately designed wood animal sculptures and paintings, which intrigue and provoke.

“I like hot dogs,” AJ says. “The hot dog is egalitarian, quintessentially American and unlike it’s cousin the hamburger, it’s impossible to make a pretentious one. Here is a list of my favorite hot dog places (in no particular order) and what I order.”

Continue reading for his picks.

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Down For a Franchise

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After countless years of R&D, Burrito vending machines are a reality. For those lucky enough to be in LA, there’s one inside a Mobile gas station in West Hollywood  at 8380 Santa Monica Blvd.. Named BurritoBox, this on-demand burrito dispenser is a dream come true for the impatient glutton that lies deep inside you.

Artist Eats: Michael C. Hsiung

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Michael C. Hsiung to share his favorite place to eat. Michael is a Los Angeles-based artist known for his black-and-white pen and ink drawings. His work features a range of “strangely rotund characters from fantastical creatures, such as centaurs and mermen, to somewhat contemporary and/or old fashion bearded males” often celebrating, imbibing and rabblerousing. Continue reading for his answer.

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3 Union Shop – The Colby Poster Printing Company

Directed by Felipe Lima & C.R. Stecyk III

Devendra Banhart: Mondo Taurobolium

Animated / Directed by Galen Pehrson

Artist Eats: Erin D. Garcia

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Erin D. Garcia to share his favorite place to eat. Erin is a Los Angeles-based artist, whose current work is an exploration of where the human capacity for abstraction intersects or conflicts with the sensory desire for specificity.
 
Continue reading for his answer.

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