“There ain’t no better man than Banksy”

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The story of a man who was forced out of his D.I.Y. hillside home by a couple of opportunists who decided to purchase the large water tank after Banksy had written on it.

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The Compton Cricket Club

Makin’ contact.

Back To NYC

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Jeffrey Deitch is leaving Los Angeles

Installation View: Apparatus

Curated by Tim Barber and on view at M+B in Los Angeles through August 31st.

Weekend Watching: Mondo Hollywood (1967)

A documentary directed by Robert Carl Cohen and “described by Variety as a “flippy, trippy psychedelic guide to Hollywood”.” This is awesome, watch it.

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Haaa! I kill me.

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For those that have a recollection of the eighties, chances are that ALF brought some moments of joy to your life. For this weekend only, you can take a trip down TV memory lane at Young & Reckless’ ridiculous pop-up show inside Known Gallery featuring ALF collectibles and inspired art by Morning Breath, Grant Cobb, Tristan Eaton, Cleon Peterson and OMENS. We caught up with our friend Roger Gastman who put the show together for a chat about all things ALF.
 
Why Alf? What’s your connection to this fuzzy little dude?

I have been down with ALF since ’86 when he came out! I had posters in my room, t-shirts. I was a fan. I had bootleg DVDS of the show before they got released for real. I pick up various pieces of ALF junk when I see them. A few years back in 2012 when the whole let’s vote for the president thing was going on, I didn’t really like either guy so I went out and bought “Gordon “ALF” Shumway for president badges and handed them out to friends.
 
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Kate Moss Thursdays

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Stealth Kate by Marc Quinn

We’ll be back tomorrow, but before we go, if you’re in NYC or LA tonight there are some great art shows to check out.

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The Summer Issue

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New York has The Newsstand, but now L.A. has its own pop-up newsstand at Greene Gallery in Culver City. Summer Issues Cooperative is a two-week exhibition that features current and archival art magazines from more than 20 international publishers. The best news? All the magazines are free.

Printables

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From the Time Capsule: Lunch Conversations With Orson Welles by Peter Biskind

Para Mi Gente, Los Pintores de Nuestra Alma

RETNA at MOCA Grand Ave.

Tonight in LA

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Scott Campbell’s solo exhibition Things Get Better opens at OHWOW.

OHWOW
937 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 23, 2013
7-9pm

Los Angeles Gang and Prison Photo Archive

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.

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Printables*

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I Don’t Know Much About Music in New York by Gary Panter

*it’s a comic

 

Santa Monica Locos

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.”

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These Friends 4

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The final show at THIS, tonight.

Legend

James Goldstein talks about his home, the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles.

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6,297 Chinese restaurants and counting…

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David Chan has eaten more Chinese food than you.

photo by Rick Loomis

Magic Hour

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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.”

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Art Openings in California This Weekend

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