Author Archives: Dina

Saltz on the Firing of L.A. MoCA’s Director, Paul Schimmel — Vulture

Saltz on the Firing of L.A. MoCA’s Director, Paul Schimmel — Vulture. Ah, another nail in MOCA’s coffin means another chance to bask in the power and glory that is James Franco.

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Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at the Getty

Wait…is that a Janet Jackson video? Seriously.  I asked myself that question as I wandered through the Herb Ritts: LA. Style exhibition at the Getty.  And yet, there was no escaping it.  That not only was a Janet Jackson video … Continue reading

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Herb Ritts and the Cult of the Celebrity Photographer

Man, the 80s and 90s were a heady time for fashion. All you had to do was either be a model or someone who took pictures of models (or rock stars, movie stars, athletes…) and you became so famous that people started equating your work taking pretty pictures of pretty people being pretty with fine art. At least in Los Angeles in 2012. Continue reading

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Weed Graffiti @ Beautiful Decay

Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design. Finding the beauty in things others may find nuisances.  

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Copenhagen: Roofs Under the Snow, My New Favorite Painting of the Day

There was a lot of ornately carved marble, sandstone and alabaster, great, big Victorian portraits of unfortunate looking British people, various Rodins, Degas’, Gauguins and Monets, and on a wall, next to a doorway to a gallery was a tiny, tiny canvas called Copenhagen: Roofs Under the Snow by Peder Severin Krøyer. Continue reading

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Ernest Hemingway, Yelper.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Ernest Hemingway, Yelper.. Entertaining randomness to end the year.

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“Homeless” by vjsuave on Vimeo

A pretty little video to send off 2011.  (Pay no attention to the ad at the end.)

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Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works by Chronicle Books

  Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works by Chronicle Books – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS. Too late for Christmas but…want!

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Work of Art: The Big Show

Work of Art ended Wednesday night, and despite all my complaints about how lackluster the season’s been, it rights its ship by rewarding the best technical artist in the finale who also put together the most cohesive show and I find I have nothing to say but that I’m glad it ended the way it did. Continue reading

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Swoon and Olek

I love both Swoon and Olek, and after hearing them talk about their work, you’ll love them, too. Thanks, PBS.org.

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