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The Real Unreal Dazzle of Francesco Vezzoli at MOCA LA

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Movie Stars! Glamour! Hollywood! Welcome to Milan-based artist Francesco Vezzoli’s universe, where you might find Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams physically battling it out over a bottle of fake perfume called Greed, or Milla Jovovich partaking in a bacchanalian party in the trailer of the fictitious film Caligula, or even perhaps Eva Mendes seductively dancing in a faux advertisement for Paris’s Jeu de Paume. Vezzoli undeniably believes that bigger and flashier is always better. And this is precisely what we see at his recently opened solo exhibition Cinema Vezzoli at MOCA Los Angeles, on view until August 11, 2014.

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Francesco Vezzoli Opens Up About His Show at MOCA LA, Jeanne Moreau and That Church

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On April 27, Milan-based artist Francesco Vezzoli, best known for deconstructing Hollywood in projects featuring household names like Lady Gaga, Sharon Stone, and Roman Polanski, opens his solo show “Cinema Vezzoli” at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition is part of “The Trinity,” a series presented at three international institutions, MAXXI in Rome, MOCA, and New York’s MoMA PS1. Vezzoli sat down with artnet News during the exhibition installation to talk about his appreciation for cinema and the next set of artistic challenges ahead.

Portrait of Francesco Vezzoli FRANCESCO BY FRANCESCO: BEFORE & AFTER (2002) Photo by Francesco Scavullo

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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
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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

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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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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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50 Works From the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection Headed to L.A. MOCA

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On February 10, L.A. MOCA will open the exhibition “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States.” Herbert Vogel (1922-2012), a postal clerk and his wife Dorothy Vogel (born 1935), a librarian, amassed an important private collection of post-1960s art, which became the subject of the 2008 documentary “Herb and Dorothy.”

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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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