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

ARTINFO

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

ARTINFO

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…”

ARTINFO

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

ARTINFO

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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Fendi Mania at Maxfield’s Los Angeles.

September 5, 2012.

Opinion

Beyond the White Cube: Collector Profile.

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

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Curatorial Opinion

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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Opinion

Beyond the White Cube: Dawn Kasper’s Studio Within A Museum

LA-based artist Dawn Kasper has been receiving attention for This Could Be Something If I Let It, her studio-within-a-museum installation at this year’s Whitney Biennale.  The exhibition is up for just one more week so this is the last chance to view a performance that stands out as one of the most compelling pieces at the Biennale.

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Modern Painters: Review of Rosson Crow at Honor Fraser

Los Angeles

Rosson Crow at Honor Fraser February 25 – March 31, 2012

For “Ballyhoo Hullabaloo Haboob”, her second solo show at the gallery, the artist takes a decisive step away from the exuberant and colorful historical interiors for which she is known.  The ten large works on view capture a somber and reflective mood.  By focusing on mid 20th-century American patriotism, bravado, social upheaval and economic turmoil, Crow draws from the past to comment on the present.  The forlorn and stormy landscapes in the sepia-hued Tobacco Road and The Desperate Years, both 2011, evoke the Great Depression.  The champagne-soaked Roaring Twenties of Fitzgerald led to a hangover of massive proportions, much like the country’s current straits.

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Opinion

Beyond the White Cube: Francesca Gabbiani. Mixed-media artist

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