Saturday Night In California

Relics of the New World, a group show featuring Lucien Shapiro, Henry Lewis, Lango Olivera, and Charlie O’Hanlon opens at Cassel Gallery in SF. While down in LA, there’s a one-night-only party called Intersecting(LA).

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Velvet Paintings For Your Inner Nerd

A nice series by Bruce White currently on view at Gallery 1988 Melrose.

How A North Korean’s Record Stall at an Indoor Swap Meet in Compton Became a Gangsta Rap Destination

The Story of Wan Joon Kim and Cycadelic Records

(thanks Wade!)

photograph: Wally Skalij

Saber & Revok at Known Gallery

Opening this Saturday night.

Openings In L.A. This Weekend

Neckface has a Friday the 13th Print Release Show tonight at New Image Art, and Josh Liner brings his gallery West with the show GO WEST featuring David Ellis (above) and Kris Kuksi at Mark Moore Gallery.

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Aaron Rose Had A Lot of Cool Shit

Images from his ‘Fire Sale’ at Known Gallery last week.

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Before We Forget…

Everyone in LA should hit up Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale at Known Gallery this Saturday (7/7).

“In September of 2001 I packed up my New York life of over ten years, stuffed it into a U-Haul and moved to Los Angeles. The contents of that truck included all kinds of evidence and ephemera from my time as a gallerist in NYC. There were some really cool original pieces of art in there, but it mostly consisted of things like prints, posters, furniture, extension cords, cassette tapes, magazines, books, skateboards, and thousands of other random things that at the time I just couldn’t let go of. After a few months of being on the West Coast, the entire contents of that truck got dumped into an anonymous storage space in Glendale where it has remained now for over ten years. Each month I diligently send a check to pay for this big black box of 1990′s memories…but the time has come to end those shenanigans. The idea of keeping all this evidence of my old life in storage no longer sounds attractive to me. There are some amazing things in there that I’m sure people will like and it makes no sense to keep hoarding. So, ladies and gentleman, my loss is your gain. Starting July 7th, for two weeks only we will be staging a fire sale at Known Gallery. The ark will be opened and its contents placed on glorious display for all to marvel at. Who knows? There might even be something in there you wanna take home!”

Featuring: Mike Mills, Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, Mister Cartoon, Thomas Campbell, Chris Johanson, Mark Borthwick, Sonic Youth, Beautiful Losers, Raymond Pettibon, Terry Richardson, Fort Thunder, Tommy Guerrero, Tobin Yelland, Aaron Rose, David Aron, Andre Razo, Chris Pastras, Joshua Wild Man, Brian Degraw, Ari Marcopoulos, Cynthia Connelly, Rita Ackermann, Cheryl Dunn, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Bruce La Bruce, Ivory Serra and more…..


Morning Dose Of Downtown LA

A little long on the credits, but if you like a light show set to Daft Punk, bingo.

via, gizmodo

Openings & Parties: Dom Pérignon by David Lynch Launch

This past Wednesday in Los Angeles, David Lynch both hosted, and directed a party to launch his limited edition collaboration with Dom Pérignon. The Kills played, Diplo dj’d, and the vibe was what you’d expect if you were attending a party by David Lynch.

photos by David X. Prutting/

Free & Easy

RJ Shaughnessy captures the spirit of LA youth in his new monograph Stay Cool.

Morning Dose of Mystery Circle

Cai Guo-Qiang, the MoCA Edit.

The Hundreds x The Seventh Letter pop-up shop

This weekend only in LA.

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The Big Max

It’s Burger Week at The Oinkster, a delicious time where this LA “slow fast food spot” pays tribute to classic American burgers. For those who have yet to visit, the rest of the week includes The Oinkster’s take on Jack In The Box’s “Sourdough Jack” (Friday), as well as their version of the Big Mac, The Big Max (above, on Sunday). Go there, and get fed.

The Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd LA,CA 90042
P: (323) 255-6465

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Picture of the Day

Janette Beckman

What’s Going On In NY & LA this Weekend

NY: Save Grand Billiards Zine Fair, Jim Joe at NY Art Dept., Wet Wet, Bushwick Basel, and all of Bushwick Open Studios, really.

LA: Matt Furie and Michelle Devereux at New Image ArtHester Goes To Hollywood, and Youth at Suede LA

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“I want to offer my love and respect to the end.”

An MCA Memorial Billboard in Los Angeles by Shepard Fairey and Glen E Friedman.

via, joshhiggins

The Goldstein Residence

Pretty much the ultimate LA bachelor pad.

Here is the Bridge From the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’

After some intrepid research, Mark Haskell Smith found it in Macarthur Park in Los Angeles.

Openings This Weekend: NY & LA

An old fashioned flier party.

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