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Overtime: Nov. 21 – Nov. 27

Wayne Thiebaud’s artwork is featured on the cover of The New Yorker‘s food issue. Christopher Knight reviews Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum disagrees with admission charge. Sarah Thornton gives us a insightful look at auction guarantees and how they affect prices. Felix Salmon tells you why you can’t trust auction results. Another chapter in Ai Weiwei vs. the Chinese government saga, now involving alledged porn. Assume Vivid Astro Focus helps design Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys. Archaeologist argues that graffiti by Sex Pistols is of great historical […]

“It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973 Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona” @ Pomona College Museum of Art

For the Pomona College Museum of Art’s inaugural Pacific Standard Time show, the focus of the exhibition was on Hal Glicksman’s time as curator and director of the institution.  Glicksman, a pioneering curator of Light and Space art, established one of the first museum residency programs in which artists used the museum gallery as a studio space and created unique environments directly in the museum. The exhibition, which was conveniently open 24 hours a day (a variation of a project originally by Michael Asher), so […]

High Desert Test Sites 2011

Occurring during the Oct 15 and 16 weekend, High Desert Test Sites returned for its 2011 edition in the communities that include Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and 29 Palms in California.  The destination event includes site-specific new experimental art, architecture, and design projects by such notables as Ball Nogues Studio, N. Dash, Sam Falls, Ephraim Puusemp, LeRoy Stevens, and Dawn Kasper.  With its expansive outdoor setting, spread out locations, and sun-soaked warm weather, this event provides a unique escape from our usual […]

Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 20

Ai Weiwei sings Caonima at his fans’ request. The iPad video has lyrics that may be interpreted as “fuck your mother” in certain tones and contains slang for “fuck your mother’s vagina.” It is probably directed at the Chinese government. Ai Weiwei to challenge his $2.4M tax bill using money donated to him by supporters. The story behind the making of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column, from its original concept to its display at the Getty Center. Tate director Nick Serota urges rethinking of climate […]

Openings: Mark Hunter – “Glossy Girls” @ Stephen Webster

If you frequent Los Angeles night life spots, chances are that you and your glamorous friends have had your picture taken by Mark Hunter, aka The Cobrasnake. Although he is affectionately known for these party and special event snapshots, Hunter also has a more serious side, taking high fashion editorial photographs for such clients as Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Exit Magazine, Lacoste, Jeremy Scott and Wild Fox. Curated by Sonja Teri, these images are exhibited in Glossy Girls, now showing at the No Regrets Lounge […]

Releases: Aurel Schmidt / Franz Wright – “Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask” Limited Edition Book

Available now for pre-order is Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask, a 68-page book  featuring artwork by Aurel Schmidt and poetry by Franz Wright, a poet she personally contacted to collaborate with on the project.  The drawings consist of Schmidt’s delicate and intricate compositions consisting of cigarettes, insects, flowers, condoms, and other street ephemera. The book is a limited edition of 1,000 and published by London’s Mörel Books.  Known for high quality and careful attention to detail, their highly collectable products sell out quick, so it […]

Video: Raymond Pettibon x Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Monarchy of Roses” Music Video

Two legends of the Los Angeles music and art scene: the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Raymond Pettibon (who is a musician in his own right and the brother of Greg Ginn – the founder of Black Flag) come together in this music video made on occasion of the band’s new record. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the video features the artist’s highly recognizable drawings.  If you’ve ever wondered how Pettibon’s work would look animated, stop imagining and start watching. Discuss Raymond Pettibon here.

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

Kristen Schiele’s new work is on view in New York.  More pics here. Profile and interview with Matthew Brannon in Art in America. Jerry Saltz answers 19 Questions. William Powhida also answers some questions. France says painting shown by UK gallery was stolen 200 years ago and is claiming it. Glamour Magazine chooses Cindy Sherman as one of their Women of the Year for 2011. U.S. approves $50 mil installation by Christo over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. Statue of Ronald Regan in Newport […]

Urban Outfitters – $10 Balloon Dog Figure

Looks like Urban Outfitters is at it again.  This time, they are selling a very familiar looking dog figure that looks like one originally created by one of the biggest names in contemporary art.  Neither are strangers to lawsuits, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.  In the meantime, unless you have an eight-figure art budget, this may be the most affordable way to get one of these shiny pups into your house – but you may want to hurry.  No […]

Overtime: Oct 31 – Nov 6

Voina unveils massive photograph of one of their members on Prague’s Charles Bridge.  It was put up to protest the charges against him in Russia. A peek at what REVOK is preparing for a show in Hamburg in December. Aiko mentioned in Haruki Murakami book. Short time lapse video of Mike Giant creating a mural at The Fast Life. James Franco working on strap-on sex doll orgy art project. Man who stole Picasso off the walls of a San Francisco gallery pleads guilty to grand […]