Recently, a two-album collection containing 400 images of Los Angeles gang and prison photos taken between 1977 and 1993 sold for $45,000. Pete Brook of Prison Photography writes about the the journey the collection took to market, and ponders the difference between moneyed collectors and preservationists.
I Don’t Know Much About Music in New York by Gary Panter
*it’s a comic
Talking Portraits by James Gurney
“In 1981, artist James Gurney brought his sketchbook and tape recorder to the pier in Santa Monica, California. He did a pencil portrait of two guys there and then asked them to describe themselves to the tape recorder. For the first time, their faces and voices are brought together in a talking portrait.”
James Goldstein talks about his home, the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles.
photo by Rick Loomis
Chloë Sevigny goes off about LA in this intriguing short film directed by Tara Subkoff.
“The weather? Constant sunshine all day long. I mean, there it is all day long, the Sun.”
Jim Mangan opens a show featuring a beautiful series of abstract photographs tonight at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles.
Our friends at The Oinkster (our favorite LA burger spot) are up to some great things.
This past Saturday in sunny Los Angeles, PRISM presented the opening preview and reception for a new exhibition of select works from legendary photographer Mario Testino. Coinciding with Oscars weekend, famous faces from the worlds of art, fashion and entertainment came together to celebrate the Peruvian photographer.
The exhibition is on view through March 30th.
Photos courtesy of David X Prutting / BFA NYC
“I don’t look upon it as a victory for me but a victory for the animals.” —Morrissey
Photographs by David Uzzardi
By now you’ve probably heard about Printed Matter’s first annual LA ART BOOK FAIR happening this weekend (opening tonight!) at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. It’s cool, it’ll be fun. If you’re in that warm area of the US, you should go.
Below you’ll find a couple highlights of the things you might see or buy.
Gary Panter opens up a new show of paintings at Fredericks & Fraser in freezing NYC tonight, while Saturday out in sunny Venice, California Bill McRight, Jon Bocksel, Bonnie Brenda Scott, and Ben Venom open up Sea of Blasphemy at CURIO Studio & Collection.
Unpiano recently published this rad illustrated book with a 7″ that was collaborated on by Mel Kadel and ((SOUNDER). The book release party is at Poketo in Los Angeles tonight (1/18). So if you’re out there, stop by, it’s sure to be fun.