The Deliciously Campy “Feast of Burden” Premieres on MOCAtv

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NOVEMBER 21, 2012, 5:38 PM

On November 19, MOCAtv premiered the first six episodes of its new 12-part web series, “Feast of Burden,” written and directed by filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko and produced by galleristMieke Marple, both L.A.-based. The experimental soap opera, which borrows from John Waters and daytime television, features a group of friends preparing for and attending a dinner party hosted by the unfaithful Benjamin and his uptight writer girlfriend Mercedes. Alexis, Benjamin’s neurotic mistress who brings rat poison to the dinner, Petey, the couple’s landlord who crashes the party, and the love-starved Jimmy Yukon (played by Kotlyarenko), who can’t keep his hands out of his pants, round out a quirky cast of real-life friends and underground figures assembled by Kotlyarenko and Marple.

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“There’s a Crisis in Funding and in Teaching”: Barbara Kruger on Her Pro-Education Public Art

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NOVEMBER 20, 2012, 11:50 AM

Since October, Barbara Kruger’s words have been on display throughout the city of Los Angeles. With billboards exclaiming “support public education or face catastrophe” and buses brandishing quotes like “belief + doubt = sanity,” how does it feel for the artist to see her words peppered across the city? “It’s very gratifying” Kruger told ARTINFO. “I get a lot of emails from people, friends and students when they drive by them, and they send me pictures.”

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Paris Comes to L.A. for the Launch of Franco-American Arts Initiative “Ceci N’est Pas…”

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012, 6:14 PM

The Parisian contemporary art world descended upon Beverly Hills last night for a cocktail party hosted at the Residence of France to celebrate the launch of “Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles. The contemporary arts initiative engages its L.A. audience with a five months-long series of Franco-American collaborations gathering over 30 cultural institutions and featuring over 100 French and American artists.

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ArtTable, a Network for Female Art Professionals, Revived in Los Angeles

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NOVEMBER 14, 2012, 8:42 AM

ArtTable, a 1,300-strong members-only national group dedicated to providing networking opportunities for women working in the visual arts, is revamping their L.A. chapter. Founded in 1980, “ArtTable lost momentum [in L.A.] due mostly to the recession, now that the West Coast has taken on more prominence [in the art world], my goal is to engage the Southern California community and bring ArtTable’s LA group back on the national stage,” Dorothy Goldeen, an art adviser and the new head of ArtTable L.A.’s Executive Committee, told ARTINFO.

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See Which Stars Came Out to Honor Kubrick and Ruscha at LACMA’s “Art + Film” Gala

by Yasmine Mohseni, ARTINFO Los Angeles

The French Do It Better: FIAC Week in Paris

FIAC at Le Grand Palais

Last week, the international art crowd arrived from near and far for Paris’ Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC).  Art fairs can often be a rather dull enterprise with long days spent inside window-less convention halls and a steady stream of mostly average and sometimes engaging art.  But this fair was pulsing with energy and – according to many dealers – actual sales.  Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze London are arguably the most important art fairs in the world but it seems Paris is carving out a place for itself in the contemporary art arena.  The city of lights isn’t just about dead artists anymore.

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Fendi Mania at Maxfield’s Los Angeles.

September 5, 2012.

Beyond the White Cube: Collector Profile.

Kimi and Brent’s living room with an Andy Warhol perched on the mantle

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Beyond the White Cube: Marine Salon No 9

Living with Art: the crowd at the private opening reception beneath Tanya Aguiñiga’s installation

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