Tag Archives: MOCA

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 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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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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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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The Blu Mural at MOCA: Anatomy of a FUBAR

Links and highlights of the Blu mural brouhaha at MOCA/Geffen Contemporary. Continue reading

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Tree of Life #63 – My New Favorite Painting for Today

Discussion of Tree of Life #63 by Mark Ryden, a painting I discovered, and loved, at The Artist’s Museum at MOCA. 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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Robbie Conal: An Artist I Like

Robbie Conal, icon of Southern California iconoclasty. And seemingly normal old guy. Continue reading

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Any Ever at MOCA/PDC

A review of “Any Ever” at MOCA Pacific Design center. Continue reading

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Dancing With a Devil You Know

Is it better for the Municipal Art Gallery to work with MOCA or die an honorable death? Continue reading

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