Category Archives: Artists I Like

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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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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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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Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts | Artist Book Series + Daily Art And Design Blog And Creative Community

Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts | Artist Book Series + Daily Art And Design Blog And Creative Community. This stuff is pretty amazing.

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Black on Dark Sienna on Purple – My New Favorite Painting for Today

I wish there was a way to truly capture the scale and sobriety of this painting in a photo because although I tried, and this is the image from MOCA’s website, photography can’t capture the subtlety of the colors or the overwhelming size of the canvas, or the sense of calm but inevitable dread this painting conveys. It’s a heady painting that photography just can’t capture. And that’s unfortunate. Continue reading

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I Still Like Shep

Sure he’s ubiquitous, over-exposed and become quite establishment since the “Hope” poster, but I’ll always like Shepard Fairey because I like his aesthetic, agree with his politics and appreciate that he is willing to put a name and a face … Continue reading

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Swoon in LA

I wasn’t aware of who Swoon was (maybe I would have if I didn’t have an allergy to Banksy) when I took this photo on Traction last month. I just liked it because it was bright and happy and on a sunny day in the Arts District presented a warm counterpoint to some of the more aggressive street art that makes the Arts District in Los Angeles its own work of art. Continue reading

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Cuba at The Getty

I love photojournalism exhibits because I love photography but the immediacy and candor that photojournalists bring to their work can evoke the strongest visceral responses in me. Their work is subliminal. The best of them almost intuitively know the moment before something wonderful or frightening or awesome in its literal meaning is about to happen and capture it. Continue reading

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Tim Burton at LACMA

Burton’s vision and aesthetic are so singular and ingrained in our collective consciousness that the works on display, from Robot Boy to the early sketches he did while bored at work for Disney to all the Jack Skellington heads, are exactly what you’d expect from a Tim Burton exhibition, but taken as a whole is a genuinely wonderful experience through the gentle (if macabre) mind of America’s most famous eccentric. Continue reading

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Extreme Exposure at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Review of “Extreme Exposure” exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, CA. Continue reading

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