Thursday, September 27, 2007

Anthony Lane discusses Leica

I've been jammed up timewise and there are so many things going on out in that crazy art world of ours, but I leave for Mexico in the morning and post, I must! So I'm leaving this one up to the fabulous and wonderful Anthony Lane at the New Yorker, waxing in that Anthony Lane way about the Leica camera, a still amazing and coveted piece of machinery, even in this digital age.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

For Art's Sake

I met a lovely gal named Lori Apthorp, and she's been developing a very cool project called For Art's Sake. She's filmed short (less than 10 minutes) interviews with various artists who live and work in the LA area. They discuss their work, their views on art, and a number of other related topics. You can now view the interviews through One Networks. They provide a great slice of how artists think! Lori and her crew will be producing even more interviews in upcoming months, and you can also subscribe for by iPod, AppleTV, iPhone, RSS and Email.

To my delight, the initial group of five artists include two of my personal favorite artists, painter Peter Zokosky and sculptor John Frame. You can view those by clicking their links below.

Peter Zokosky
John Frame

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Dalí alert at LACMA!

Just a heads up, there's an interesting Dalí exhibition coming up at LACMA. Dali: Painting & Film opens Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 6. Now you can't say I didn't tell you about it. The show will be an interesting take on Dalí's connection with film as an artistic medium, and "aims to illustrate the cinematic influences and elements that are present in Dalí's work as well as the contribution he made to cinema. The exhibition brings together a variety of key pieces from Dalí's oeuvre, incorporating painting, film, photography, sculpture, and texts." Sounds cool to me!

The magic time to go will be in its first two weeks, when you can also view The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820, which closes October 28. I keep hearing great things about this epic exhibition, and I can't wait to see works such as this one, The Divine Shepherdess (detail), from Quito, Ecuador, circa 1780.