Another contemporary artist who has collaborated Louis Vuitton on the Capucines Collection handbags is Alex Israel, whose artwork heavily employs cartoon-like depictions of waves and evokes California surf culture. For this handbag, Israel has incorporated resin surfboard fins as part of the bags architecture.
Sometimes it takes a bold yet cognitively dissonant vision to center our thoughts on what’s really important in life, about who we really are, the meaning of life (or whether there’s a larger meaning), and our place in the universe. In other words, sometimes it takes a visually arresting image
Mural artist Jules Muck’s (a.k.a., Muckrock) painting on the exterior of The Gym Venice (which is technically in the Venice-adjacent Los Angeles neighborhood of Mar Vista) is an homage to an iconic American black-and-white photo know as “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper.” The photo was taken by Charles C. Ebbets in
The “canvas” in the headline above is actually eight, large square-shaped canvas panels placed together to form a masterwork by artist Michel Majerus. The artwork is titled “MoM-Block II” and is on view at MOCA Los Angeles. The painting reference 1980s video game and pop culture with a black-and-white rendering
Beats made these Mickey Mouse headphones for fans of the iconic Disney mouse. Beats headphones, worn here by a colleague, are pretty damn good. Personally we think Bose makes better headphones, especially their noise-cancelling over-ear Bluetooth “ear goggles,” as late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (a.k.a., MCA) might have called them.
Peter Lindberg, the German fashion photographer whose work ushered in the era of the “super model,” died this past Tuesday. Lindberg’s worked at the pinnacle of the fashion world, his photography regularly appearing in the major fashion magazines – British and American Vogue, Harpers, etc. — and captured a group
German auto-manufacturer BMW recently unveiled a car painted in the blackest black hue in the color spectrum. This black is called “Vanta’ or “VantaBlack” and it won’t be on any for-sale production model. Vanta was famously exclusively-licensed by artist Anish Kapoor for use in his art (and, as some would
The recently passed Chinese artist Wang Guodong is not well-known name in the art world. For decades and practically the entirety of his active years as a painter, it was virtually unknown in China. But his paintings, according a fascinating New York Times obituary, rivals Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”
Late African-American artist Barkley Hendricks‘s photo-realistic painting titled “What’s Going On” is a beguiling image. The artwork is a group portrait evocative of the time and place — early 1970s America –and brings together a lot of themes and ideas all at once: Race, gender, power, feminism, sex, culture, identity,
Like an incredible childhood fantasy made real, “Metropolis II” at LACMA comes to life with the sound of whirring and click-clacking, the sounds of model trains and some 1,100 toy cars racing along Teflon-coated tracks that thread through an architectural complex of high-rises, scale-model monuments and buildings comprised of Lincoln
Artist Yunhee Min’s site-specific floor mural for Hammer Projects takes center stage at the Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Usually artists are commissioned for Hammer Projects to paint the walls along a grand staircase that connects the museum lobby to a mezzanine that leads to a courtyard and galleries
Artist Sarah Lucas emerged in the 1990s as a so-called “YBA” (“Young British Artists”), one of a generation of British artists to capture the attention of the global art world. Her installation artwork pictured here is titled “Unknown Soldier” and is currently on view at the Hammer Museum of Art
Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi’s massive art installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA) is a giant, imposing, vanilla-tinted wave. Made of traditional Chinese paper — about 8,000 sheets! – and suspended from the gallery ceiling with thicks string and weighted with ballast stones, Jinshi’s object possesses
Rest In Peace, Michael Wolf. It was reported Monday that the Hong Kong-based German photographer had died at 65 years of age. His passing is a shock. Wolf was already an accomplished photojournalist living in China in the early 2000s when he started to turn his camera lens toward the
We’ve never heard of Alberonero. Have you? No? We didn’t think so. But now we have, and you have, too. And we’re all the better for it. The artist’s building-scale abstract murals play with color palettes and geometric forms. These create the effect of colorful pixelation on the urban landscape.
Raymond Dunlap’s “Awake of the Whales” is a high-water mark in the Houston, Texas-based artist’s two-decades of output. It’s one of a collection of his abstract-expressionist paintings on view later this month at the Amano Gallery in Osaka, Japan. Dunlap once lived in Japan, and its influence informs his body
Yeah, probably. That the question is even being asking is telling in and of itself. It’s still early days in 2019, but the year already has witnessed a grand watershed moment in the City of Angels’ cultural capital. Last month the Frieze Art Fair was held for the first time