Archive for Art

TASCHEN’S “Collecting Design,” by Adam Lindemann

Mar 14, 2011 by D. J. Schwartz

‘From the same author of Collecting Contemporary Art, Adam Lindemann–a superior curator and educator–provides the reader with a 360 degree view of what Collecting Design means.
The myriad of reasons that that entails–are explained to the [...]

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The Community, the City, our Students, and a local Muralist have Created a beautiful Public Mural

Feb 09, 2011 by Lisa Newton

While writing stories about the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, I discovered a wonderful and colorful mural.
This pristine, colorful and vibrant mural is part of the multi-cultural expressionism living in Los Angeles has come to [...]

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The Long Beach Museum of Art featuring ‘Art in Wood’ and ‘Impact of Water’

Jan 24, 2011 by Sandy Schroeder

Driving along Ocean Avenue on the to the Long Beach Art Museum, I always marvel at the timeless appeal of the ocean bluffs.
Since the early 1900’s the Art Museum, and many of nearby [...]

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Australian Tea Trees in Black & White

Jan 21, 2011 by Lisa Newton

If you’ve ever visited Palisades Park in Santa Monica, you’ve come across a few interesting trees.
Among the most unusual are the knotted and gnarled Australian Tea Trees. Twisted and knobby, these trees are only [...]

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Public Art at the Yahoo! Center

Jan 20, 2011

On Martin Luther King Day, I decided to visit the Yahoo! Center Park.
This wonderful parcel of land in Santa Monica, has many splendorous–and perfectly maintained–blades of grass for both Yahoo! employees, and the general [...]

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January is LA Arts Month

Dec 29, 2010

Who could resist the idea of a month long celebration of art here in Los Angeles?
After all, Los Angeles’ heart beats to an artistic drum. From being the home of public murals to the Hollywood [...]

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A Untitled Mural

Dec 22, 2010

Whenever you’re walking around Los Angeles, sometimes you never know what you’ll find. I’ve seen a a costumed bear strolling down Hollywood Boulevard and a Superman grocery shopping in Venice. Each new walk presents new [...]

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Film Review of Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child – an Artistic Genius

Dec 03, 2010

Radiant Child is a documentary movie about the rapid rise and epic fall of one of the most important modern artists of the late 20th century–Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Filmmaker Tamra Davis, a close friend of Basquiat, conducted [...]

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LA’s Memorial Branch Library’s Creative and Permanent Public Art

Nov 26, 2010

During my recent visit to the Memorial Branch Library on West Olympic Boulevard in the Mid-Wilshire district, I came across some very distinctive and wildly creative aesthetic park benches.
To see what I saw, will inspire [...]

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The Evolution of a Venice Mural

Nov 15, 2010

If you visit Venice Beach you might miss this mural; hopefully when you leave you won’t.
First painted in 1989, and entitled Venice Reconstituted, the mural was commissioned by SPARC, and the Social and Public [...]

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A Westwood Village Walking Tour

Nov 10, 2010

For all UCLA students, when your parents come to visit you at school do you need to know where to take them and what to show them that’s around campus?
Or how about showing off some [...]

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Don’t you just love a good surprise?

Nov 07, 2010

One of the things I love most about living in Los Angeles is that at any time and place, you’re able to find new and different things anywhere in the city.
Turn any corner and you’ll [...]

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If it’s Public Art, it’s MLAPA

Nov 02, 2010

From time to time, as my attention turns to the topic of all of the fantastic public art we have here in Los Angeles, I’ll be guest posting over at, which is the acronym [...]

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Art is a way of life in Laguna Beach

Nov 01, 2010

It starts the moment you catch that first sweeping view of the ocean from Pacific Coast Highway. You’re in Laguna Beach.
It’s still part of Southern California’s surfer paradise, but there’s more here. By the [...]

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