It’s a small show, but one that packs a punch. Amy Sherald’s collection of five new paintings manage to fill the airy, cathedral-like main space at Hauser and Wirth, Los Angeles with a quiescent power. The exhibition is titled “The Great American Fact.” Sherald’s work, mostly portraits, render scenes ofContinue Reading

Artist Larry Bell’s red, glass cubes at MOCA Los Angeles are a masterful use of color, materials and space. The artwork is titled “Bill and Coo at MOCA’s Nest.” It’s a site-specific artwork that’s a mesmerizing and magical work of contemporary minimalism at its finest. Bell’s artwork comprises a seriesContinue Reading

Would you drive this stickerfied vintage station wagon? We spotted this car parked along a remote stretch of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) near Malibu, California, on Monday. We’re guessing the vehicle is from the early-1970s. The car belongs to a surfer (who is also an internationally famous indie musician whoseContinue Reading

The much-beloved American writer, television show presenter, foodie and former chef Anthony Bourdain passed away in June last year in a an apparent suicide. Bourdain was in France at the time. The news shocking. We were fans of his books, as well of his food and travel TV series “NoContinue Reading

This massive hanging canvas by Takashi Murakami is like nothing else the Japanese artist has exhibited before or that we’ve seen from any contemporary artist. It’s a painting on an epic scale and largely characteristic of Murakami’s 2D style except for elements of graffiti art and tags visually woven intoContinue Reading

One of Los Angeles’s great landmarks is the Griffith Observatory, an architectural gem that mixes art-deco and Mayan aesthetics. It’s perched on a ridge in the Hollywood Hills above the Los Feliz neighborhood and provides a stunning, panoramic view of the L.A. basin. It’s naturally a major tourist draw, withContinue Reading

A massive collection of various brands and types of spray paint — tools of the trade for artists and creators, but especially graffiti writers of all kinds. On view at the Beyond the Streets exhibition in Los Angeles.