Plants, Sports Cards, and Portraits

Jonas Wood’s new exhibition of work at David Kordansky Gallery in LA is MAJOR.

Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles

Donuts around donuts around donuts around donuts… Ken Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN has got all the donuts you need, and a little OJ to wash it down.

Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York & Los Angeles

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EARLY MAN
Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Christian Rosa, David Pappaceno, David Shrigley, Dennis Hoekstra, Devin Troy Strother, Eric Yahnker, Francine Spiegel, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Jim Drain, JIM JOE, Katherine Bernhardt, Misaki Kawai, Paul DeMuro, Takeshi Murata, Theo Rosenblum, and more.

November 13 – December 28th, 2014

The Hole
312 Bowery
New York, New York 10012

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Art Openings Tonight (and through the Weekend) in NYC, SF, and LA

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Takeshi Murata
OM Rider
November 5 – December 21, 2014

Salon 94 Bowery
243 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

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Live and in Bright Color in Los Angeles

Three solid shows opened in the parched City of Angels at the beginning of September: Eddie Martinez at Michael Kohn, KAWS at Honor Fraser, and Sam Falls at Hannah Hoffman. Here’s a look through all of them.

Photos courtesy of respective galleries

Art Tonight (more This Weekend) in NY, LA, & SF

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A couple things here, a couple things there, and all the info down below.

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Art From the Skillet

In Kiss My Aura, his latest show at Slow Culture in Los Angeles, artist Travis Millard has taken his pancake art, covered it in resin (not syrup), and used the plate as a frame. Oh, he also made some rad drawings too.

Fall Preview 2014: Art Shows

All week we’ll be previewing cultural highlights from the upcoming fall season. Today we start with 34 can’t miss art exhibitions opening in September in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Paris.

Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) Across America

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From New York to Los Angeles and up to San Francisco, there’s a lot of art to see, and plenty of time to see it. It’s a long weekend!

(above: Josh Reames, Found Objects. On view at Guerrero Gallery in SF)

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Surf Craze

With paddle in hand, Laird Hamilton shoots the pier at Malibu.

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Artist Eats: Erik Mark Sandberg

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Erik Mark Sandberg to share his favorite place to eat. Erik is an artist based in Los Angeles, whose “Hairy Children” series we are particularly fond of. He is currently working on a new body of work, which will be exhibited at Segal Projects in 2015.
 
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“One of my favorite places to venture out and grab some nourishment during downtime is The Black Cat on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, or Silver Lake to be exact. It’s in the neighborhood of the studio and has a chill tailored atmosphere for lunch or a night out. Los Angeles has a lot of unique pockets and Silver Lake richly nurtures its creative residents. This establishment is located in Sunset Junction across the street from Intelligencia coffee and Café Stella, which are both excellent refueling stops as well.
 

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Printables

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The swimming pool, symbol of Southern California, takes a dip by Christopher Hawthorne

The private pool is well on its way to outré

Artist Eats: Jen Stark

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Jen Stark to share her favorite place to eat. Jen is an artist based in Los Angeles, who creates intricate, hand-carved paper sculptures. Continue reading for her answer.
 
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“You Have To Try In-N-Out!”

The Ins and Outs of In-N-Out by Connor Kerrigan

What Gangs Are Hanging in Your Neighborhood

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Here’s a detail of a bigger map featuring the LAPD’s Citywide Gang Injunctions.

The Cheesesteak Burger Of Philadelphia

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Following the success of their annual Burger Week, the Los Angeles phenomenon known as The Oinkster share with us the recipe for their Cheesesteak Burger Of Philadelphia. Grill it up, Burgerlord.
 
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Ingredients

4oz Angus Ground Beef Patty
3oz Thinly Sliced Chuck Roll
Small Handfull of Sliced Red and Green Bell Peppers and Onions
Two Slices of Provolone Cheese
French Bread Burger Bun
 

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2 Coasts, 2 Weeks of Burger Madness

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Bicoastal gluttons rejoice, for eleven days straight you can feast on delicious burgers without having to explain yourself to anybody. Out in LA, The Oinkster’s much-loved Burger Week began yesterday with The Cheesesteak Burger of Philadelphia and continues through Sunday (6/8), culminating with a burger called the “Lucy Goosey.” The following day in New York, Shake Shack celebrates a “Decade of Shack” featuring 5 days of burger collaborations with Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Humm, and April Bloomfield. All the juicy bits to get your mouth watering, below.

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Brothers Brunch

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If you’re in Los Angeles on June 1st make sure you go enjoy a special pop-up brunch prepared by actual brothers Jason & Chris Stewart at the Underground Gallery. The menu includes some really interesting stuff like Spam Musubi, Crispy Lentil Hash and Fried Snapper Soft Scramble. I asked the bros a few questions about cooking together, developing a menu and opening a restaurant. They were also kind enough to share the recipe for the Stewtella & Pear Panini with whipped honey-thyme ricotta, which you can find below.
 
— Chris Black / @donetodeath
 
Did you guys cook a lot together growing up?

We didn’t cook together that much until high school, we were both vegan at the time, and we’d have our friends come over and cook veggie burgers and tater rots while we watched Martin Lawrence stand up DVDs.
 
The menu looks great. Which dish was the most difficult to develop?

Thanks! The most difficult dish to develop was probably the musubi. It’s a super simple dish but you really want to get the sushi rice just right, it takes chefs years to perfect their sushi rice, I’m still improving every time, thanks to some help from actual chefs and Japanese friends.
 
Should we expect to see a proper restaurant from you guys in the future?

We were originally planning on opening a proper restaurant, but since this is our first venture we wanted to pump the brakes a bit and start slow, give us a chance to make mistakes and figure out exactly what we want to do before making that huge leap.
 
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Stewtella & Pear Panini with whipped honey-thyme ricotta
 
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A Bat is Carved From Wood, and Dodger Stadium is Carved From a Mountain

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The story behind the building of that old ballpark in Chavez Ravine.

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