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Patronage in L.A. (Part 3 of 3): Will Hollywood Come Through For the Art World?

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 19, 2013
Annie Philbin, Will Ferrell, and Viveca Paulin-FerrellStefanie Keenan
Annie Philbin, Will Ferrell, and Viveca Paulin-Ferrell
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Patronage in L.A. (Part 2 of 3): Can LACMA Spark a “Generational Changeover”?

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 18, 2013

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA CEO of Sony Corporation of America Michael Lynton, entrepreneur Lynda Resnick, and LACMA’s Michael Govan

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Patronage in L.A. (Part 1 of 3): How Capricious Donors Stymie a Great Art Scene

This is the first of a three-part ARTINFO series on art patronage in Los Angeles.
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 17, 2013

Courtesy the Hammer Museum
Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum (2011)
In recent years, Los Angeles has received increased international attention as an important new center for contemporary art. In fact, the idea that L.A. art is the next great frontier has been repeated so many times that today it’s almost a cliché. The real question should be, in the face of all this buzz, what still holds it back?
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L.A. Power Gallery Deploys James Turrell Skyspace

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Courtesy Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles © Stefanie Keenan
Bill Griffin, James Corcoran, and Maggie Kayne
by Yasmine Mohseni
From the April 2013 issue of Modern Painters

 

On May 25 the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran is set to unveil a large new space in Wilshire. Renovated by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Standard, it features key elements designed by James Turrell such as the permanent Skyspace, the courtyard, and the lighting scheme throughout the space. The exhibition will also showcase works related to Turrell’s decades-long Roden Crater project sited in a 400,000-year-old extinct cinder cone volcano in the San Francisco Volcanic Field near the Grand Canyon. Yasmine Mohseni spoke with Maggie Kayne and Bill Griffin about their new space, their ongoing collaboration with Turrell, and creating a new kunsthalle in L.A.

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Artist and Former L.A. MOCA Board Member Catherine Opie’s Take on LACMA’s Merger Move

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 catherine-opie-lacma-mocaThe photographer Catherine Opie, one of four artists who resigned from their positions on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles last year, has been very critical of the decisions made in recent years by institution’s administration, which received an offer earlier this week from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) that would have the latter, much larger museum take over MOCA. ARTINFO reached Opie earlier today to ask the artist for her thoughts about the merger proposal.
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Shinique Smith Preparing Exhibition at Los Angeles Elementary School

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On February 9, LACMA will unveil its fifth collaboration with Charles White Elementary School with the exhibition “Shinique Smith: Firsthand.” As part of the museum’s ongoing engagement with its surrounding community, the show combines Smith’s new work based on her experience within the school and community, art produced by Charles White Elementary School students, and objects the artist selected from LACMA’s Costume and Textile collection.

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6 Can’t-Miss End-of-Year LA Museum Shows

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: December 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES — With 2012 drawing to a close and a new artgoing season in the works, now is the final chance to visit many of this year’s major exhibits. ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni reports on the top six end-of-the-year L.A. museum shows. Click here to view slideshow.

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Despite Membership Dues Debacle, LACMA’s Latest Openings Were Business as Usual

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 6:15 PM

Recent news of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art raising dues for council membership from $400 to $1,000 didn’t deter artists, gallerists and museum supporters from attending this week’s private opening reception for “Drawing Surrealism” and “Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection.” The event drew a sizable crowd including Jennifer HawksBettina KorekJessica Joffe, and Anthony Pearson.

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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

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Middle Eastern art heads to West Coast

The Art Newspaper

March 2012

LOS ANGELES.  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is perhaps American’s most active museum when it comes to collecting contemporary art by Middle Eastern artists.

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