Japanese artist Motohiko Odani’s massive, fantastic, classical-style neon and plaster sculptural object “Surf Angel (Provisional Monument 2)” towers in a … More
EVERYBODY HATES PUBLIC ART, EXCEPT WHEN THEY DON’T : THE INCREDIBLE, INEDIBLE AND POPULAR “TOKYO EGG”!
It seems almost axiomatic that most public art is bad. Like really, really mind-blowingly f*cking bad. And though it is … More
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
INCREDIBLE EDIBLE: ARTIST CREATES GIANT FOOD SCULPTURES TO DROOL FOR!
We checked out the whimsical “Fulton’s Exhibit” in Hollywood last weekend. The show is a collection of giant food sculptures … More
POST-MODERNISM IN THE PARK : CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK AS PLAYGROUND
Dubbed the “post-modern playground slide” in the park across the street from my in-laws’ home near Roppongi in Tokyo. The … More
BEYOND “SUPERFLAT” : AT THE MIND-ALTERING TAKASHI MURAKAMI SHOW IN L.A.!
We finally made it to the landmark Takashi Murakami exhibition at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. We posted about … More
BRUSHED UP : HOW A GIANT COMB SCULPTURE BLEW OUR MIND!
The first time we saw Latvian artist Vija Celmins’ giant plastic comb at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art … More
LIGHT LINES: THE STUNNING IMMERSIVE SPACES OF BRAZILIAN ARTIST BLOWS OUR MINDS!
Last weekend we went to the new exhibition of artwork by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape at Hauser and Wirth Los … More
EXPLODED VIEWS: ARTIST SLICES UP EVERYDAY OBJECTS!
Artist Fabian Oefner’s Heisenberg Objects is a collection of sculptural works created by slicing objects — sneakers, a clock, a … More
QUIZZICAL: ART MUSEUM OR HOME DEPOT?
It’s quiz times once again, savvy readers! Look at these photos. Is this a Home Depot or an art museum? … More
BROMANCE: THAT TIME WHEN MICHAEL AND BUBBLES WERE BESTIES
In 1988, the artist Jeff Koons created the brilliant porcelain sculptural object “Michael and Bubbles,” a kitschy, super-sized 3D depiction … More
SEEN: MASSIVE CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION AT MOCA CREEPY AF! AND WE LOVE IT!
Some will hate it. Some will love it. Many will be confused. More to the point, it’s creepy AF! But … 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
New “Thought-Provoking” and Possibly Phallic Artwork Joins Hammer Museum Collection
Hey, look! The Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles has some new artwork! The museum, more often referred to … More
The Giant Rose in Downtown LA
German artist Isa Genzken’s “Rose III” giant rose sculpture at the Los Angeles outpost of the Hauser & Wirth gallery … More
“Clear Air Turbulence”
“Clear Air Turbulence” is Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch’s monumental sculptural installation at his “14th Factory” exhibition in Los … More
“Mirage” at Desert X
Like a shiny extra-terrestrial bobble tucked into the foothills above Palm Springs, “Mirage” by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken is … More
In her body of work, Los Angeles artist Liz Craft has created some fascinating and evocative sculptural objects that have … More
Death of a Clown
The first time you see “Death of a Clown” by artist Liz Craft, you can’t help but want to get … More
Thatched Hut Video Art Installation by Simone Leigh … Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The work of Brooklyn-based artist Simone Leigh explores many themes. Among these are the African diaspora and identity. A small exhibition … More
Doug Aitken’s Glowing Pay Phone at MOCA … Los Angeles
This glowing, LED-illuminated sculpture of an old-school pay phone is by artist Doug Aitken. It’s titled “Twilight,” and it’s absolutely … More
“Mind Pipeline” Art Installation by Oscar Tuazon … Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Walk, Don’t Walk”by George Segal … Whitney Museum, NYC
Sculptural installation artwork by American artist George Segal at the inaugural exhibition of the new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking … More
Street Art Mural by Crash, Bio & Nicer … Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Classic graffiti-art mural on a roller-shutter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by the graffiti artist Crash, Bio and Nicer.
“Untitled” Lightbulbs Installation by Gonzales-Torres at MoMA … New York
Giant Futuristic “Rocking Mammoth” Sculpture by Kenji Yanobe at Tokyo MoCA
Contemporary Art … British Artist Chris Ofili’s Infamous Elephant Dung Sculpture in View in New York
Amid the many paintings by British artist Chris Ofili currently on view at the New Museum in New York is … More
On the Scene … “H-Edge” by Cecil Balmond at the Ferragamo Museum
“H-Edge” is a super cool stainless steel sculpture by British-based designer Cecil Balmond installed a few days ago in the … More
On the Scene … Viewing “Penetrable” by Artist Jesus Raphael Soto at LACMA, Los Angeles
The late Paris-based Venezuelan artist Jesus Raphael Soto made a career of painting, sculpture and optical and kinetic art. It … More
Among the Gargantuan Steel Sculptures of Richard Serra
Every time we’re in Los Angeles, we try to make a point of visiting the Los Angeles Country Museum of … More
The Stunning and Sublime “To Fly, To Drive” by Artist Marsha Pels
This installation artwork by American artist Marsha Pels is stunning. The work is a sculptural piece in which two angelic, … More
Claes Oldenberg Sculpture at MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is currently holding a major retrospective of the influential American artist … More
In Tokyo … The Giant Spider Sculpture at Roppongi Hills
This giant spider-like sculpture by the late artist Louise Bourgeois at the massive Roppongi Hills mega-shopping-hotel-condo-museum complex is a popular meeting point … More
Old Telephones Installation Artwork at Crosby Street Hotel Bar
Fur-Covered Hand Grenades by Kata Legrady
These fur-covered hand grenades by Hungarian artist Kata Legrady are part of a series of works where ordnance and weapons … More
“Child Soldier” by Christian Lemmerz … At the Armory Show
The powerful, evocative and life-size “Child Soldier” artwork by German artist Christian Lemmerz. We caught a viewing of this piece … More
The Giant Rat Sculpture at Lever House … New York City
Photo of the amusing giant rat sculpture at the famous Lever House building on Park Avenue in New York City. … More
“The 2000 Sculpture” by Walter de Maria at the Resnick Pavillion, Los Angeles
We’re fans of artist Walter de Maria and his massive abstract, geometric sculptural installation artworks. This one at the always … 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
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