Japanese artist Motohiko Odani’s massive, fantastic, classical-style neon and plaster sculptural object “Surf Angel (Provisional Monument 2)” towers in a … More
Tag: post-modern art
CONTEMPORARY ART 101: FROM “SUPERFLAT” TO SUPERSTAR – WHO IS ARTIST TAKASHI MURAKAMI?
Takashi Murakami is perhaps the best-known among a handful of Japanese contemporary artists who have over the past couple of … More
FROM THE STREET TO THE WHITE CUBE – WHO IS THE ARTIST KNOWN AS “KAWS”?
The work of KAWS, the pseudonym of American artist Brian Donnelly, has been taking the art world by storm for … More
STREET ART 101: IN PRAISE OF SUBVERSION — WHO IS BANKSY?
Banksy, the elusive street artist, has become a legend in his own time, carving out a unique niche in the … More
ON VIEW: ALEX ISRAEL’S PASTEL-TINTED, SURF-INSPIRED VISION!
We’re fans of artist Alex Israel. It may in part be due to the fact that we’re surfers here at … More
“GOTHIC FUTURISM” : THE BLOCKBUSTER ARTWORK OF PIONEERING HIP-HOP ARTIST RAMMELLZEE!
We went to Deitch Projects gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday for the last day of the blockbuster “Gothic Futurism” … More
AT THE MUSEUM: INCREDIBLE NAVAJO-INFLUENCED ART OF ERIC-PAUL RIEGE!
We’re blown away by the artwork of Navajo artist Eric-Paul Riege. His current show at the Hammer Museum in Los … More
VAN LIFE: YET ANOTHER VEHICLE PAINTED BY KENNY SCHARF!
We spotted yet another vehicle adorned with artwork by the artist Kenny Scharf in Los Angeles. This one was on … More
MEDIUM IS MESSAGE: THE POTENT RELEVANCE OF BARBARA KRUGER!
The Broad museum in Los Angeles has several major works by the influential American artist Barbara Kruger in its permanent … More
SUPERFLAT IN LA LA LAND: TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S FIRST MAJOR SOLO SHOW AT THE BROAD MUSEUM OPENS!
This weekend saw the opening of a major Takashi Murakami exhibition at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. It’s the … More
FAREWELL: A MASTER PAINTER OF PHOTO-REALISTIC SUBURBIA AND CARS DIES
We just learned of the passing last week of artist Robert Bechtle. If you’ve visited enough art museums and galleries … More
KAWS GETS ABSTRACT IN L.A.
“Activity Trap” by the artist KAWS on view at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles.
LOVE: ELI BROAD’S DECADES-LONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH BASQUIAT
Among the vast art collection of billionaire businessman, philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad is a large collection of artworks … More
RADICAL: ARTIST SELF-PORTRAIT REVEALS POSSIBLE IDENTITY CRISIS
When you hear the words “self-portrait” you think painting or image by an artist or photographer of him or her … More
Art Installation of Giant Cigarette Butts Elicits Barely A Remark at Whitney Museum
News flash, kids! Times change! What was shocking once, now evokes a weary “Meh!” When that crushing realization is made, … More
Awesome Minimalist “Untitled” by Dan Flavin … San Francisco MoMA
This colorful flurourescent-light sculptural object at San Francisco MoMA is a minimalist classic by the late artist Dan Flavin. Regular visitors … More
“256 Colours” by Gerhard Richter at SFMoMA … San Francisco
We’re fans of German visual artist Gerhard Richter, perhaps best known for his “capitalist realism” and his photo-realistic and “blur” paintings. … More
Untitled Painting by Minimalist Painter Agnes Martin at LACMA … Los Angeles
Massive “Seascape (with Moon)” Painting by Silke Otto-Knapp at the Hammer Museum … Westwood, Los Angeles
Minimalist Masterpiece by John Maughlin at LACMA … Los Angeles
“Ideal” Painting Jean-Michel Basquiat … Brooklyn Museum of Art
There are many definition of the word “ideal.” One of these is “an ultimate object or aim of endeavor.” Another … More
Everything is Going to be Alright
Dutch artist Guido van der Werve’s mesmerizing and beautifully minimalist short film “Nummer Acht (Everything is Going to be Alright)” … More
Wall-Mounted Fiat Car as Ready-Made Conceptual Art?
The color-blocked Fiat by British conceptual artist Simon Starling, mounted on a wall at the New Museum in downtown New … More
Yarnbombed Bike by Olek
Last year the artist Olek ( a.k.a., Agata Oleksiak) covered an entire vintage Volkswagen Beetle in colorful crocheted yarn as … More
The “Bella Luna” installation by artist Anne Herlihy at the recent Glow all-night art event at Santa Monica Beach, in … More
The sublime and slightly creepy “Model of Oblivion” by Taro Shinoda at the Mori Art Museum at Roppongi Hills, in … More
The wonderful New Museum in downtown New York City and the wonderful rainbow-patterned “Hell, Yes!” sign art work at twilight … More
Shepard Fairey Asian Girl
New York Street Art: Fresh street art by seminal DIY/guerilla-marketing figure Shepard Fairey on Chrystie Street. Awesome wheat-paste design and … More
Living Room, Miami
Miami street art: In this case, the art is not so much street art as architectural-art object in the form … More
The Line Up
Second of two shots showing a large painted green line spanning the sides and tops of several buildings in Nolita … More