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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America’s First Public Crucifixion

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Will take place in Los Angeles this Sunday at 7pm and be aired public access channel KILM, as well as battlecam.com.

 

Cynthia Sue: Illustrated Stories Written by My 8 year Old Mom

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Travis Millard has a fun new zine out, and a show, No Pressure, opening at THIS on Friday (3/22).

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Time of Nothing

Jim Mangan opens a show featuring a beautiful series of abstract photographs tonight at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles.

#BURGERLORDS

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Our friends at The Oinkster (our favorite LA burger spot) are up to some great things.

Peep the tumblr here

Openings & Parties: Mario Testino at Prism

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

Morrissey…

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For his upcoming show in Los Angeles on March 1st, The Staples Center has agreed to go 100% vegetarian for the night and ban “flesh as food.”

“I don’t look upon it as a victory for me but a victory for the animals.” —Morrissey

Openings & Parties: LA Art Book Fair

Photographs by David Uzzardi

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