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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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Now Showing at MOCA

With Art in the Streets closed, MOCA is featuring smaller exhibits and works from their permanent collection that’s not on regular display. Which is good and bad because while it’s nice to see works that are normally warehoused, like the above self portrait of Catherine Opie, it also dedicates a fair amount of its limited space to an artist like Lynda Beglis who just left me feeling like drugs were not only cheaper but better in the 70s. 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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Beauty Culture at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Beauty Culture is the exhibition currently running at The Annenberg Space for Photography and, as with Extrem Exposure, is a multi-media experience. With their exhibitions running about six months, Annenberg puts together shows that go beyond just displaying the works of gifted photographers to find a sociological hook that ties them together and expands on what their work represents. Continue reading

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Now Showing at Santa Monica Museum of Art

Review of the shows currently on exhibit at Santa Monica Museum of Art. 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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William Eggleston: American Photographer at Edward Cella Gallery

Review of William Eggleston: American Photographer exhibit showing at Edward Cella Gallery in Los Angeles. Continue reading

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The Artist’s Museum at MOCA

Review of The Artist’s Museum currently showing at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Eye of the Century at Peter Fetterman Gallery

Review of the Cartier-Bresson exhibit showing in the Peter Fetterman Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Continue reading

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