Art

Singular Sensation
September 2010

Singular Sensation

Take a load off with Oskar Zieta’s inspired, not-so-heavy metal seating arrangement—appropriately named the Plopp stool.

Culture(d)—August 2010
August 2010

Culture(d)—August 2010

An emphasis on the good old days, from 1960s Palm Springs to classic Disney cartoons to the venerable Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A.

Everyday Radical
August 2010

Everyday Radical

Fritz Haeg will change the way we see the world, starting with the lawn and gardens right outside our windows.

Tastemakers Jeffrey Deitch
July 2010

Tastemakers Jeffrey Deitch

After 30 years as a curator and gallerist, Deitch signs on at MOCA to continue his constantly evolving dialogue about art, life and the cultural landscape.

Culture(d)—June 2010
June 2010

Culture(d)—June 2010

The latest in art and architecture, with a celebrity flourish, including a Michael Jackson collection and 5 questions for Hollywood It gal Betty White.

Seoul Mate
May 2010

Seoul Mate

Pierre Koenig’s modern-architecture masterpiece Case Study House No. 21 exhibits global balance with an owner who showcases Eastern art through a series of visiting installations.

True to Form Eddy Sykes
May 2010

True to Form Eddy Sykes

Owner of ChersonProm, Sykes dreams of design that is moving in every sense of the word—and everything he turns out proves it.

True to Form David Wiseman
May 2010

True to Form David Wiseman

One designer whose love of all things in nature shines through in his functional-art pieces.

Culture(d)—May 2010
May 2010

Culture(d)—May 2010

The latest in art and architecture, from Thomas Hayes to the Griffith Observatory to the Huntington Library and more.

The Style List—May 2010
May 2010

The Style List—May 2010

This month, we look at Chrissie Morris’ metal-studded lace-up sandals and Frédérique Constant Junior watches from Polacheck’s.

50: Tokyo Taxi Tops
May 2010

50: Tokyo Taxi Tops

They're the true lights of the city—see how this Japanese metropolis makes the most of its mobility.

Culture(d)—April 2010
April 2010

Culture(d)—April 2010

The latest in art and architecture, from Roy McMakin to the L.A. Antiques Show to Neliana Fuenmayor and more.

The Style List—April 2010
April 2010

The Style List—April 2010

This month's look includes Essence of IX fragrance and design-your-own board shorts from a local Santa Monica company.

Culture(d)—March 2010
March 2010

Culture(d)—March 2010

The latest in art and architecture, from the Getty Villa to artful coloring books to a renowned California furniture maker.

Culture(d)—February 2010
February 2010

Culture(d)—February 2010

New and notable works at the Pacific Design Center, Specific, Assouline and more.

Joker's Wild
January 2010

Joker's Wild

Eric Yahnker's work is elegant proof that serious art can flourish under the umbrella of comedy.

Culture(d)—January 2010
January 2010

Culture(d)—January 2010

In the realm of arts and ideas.

Culture(d)—November 2009
November 2009

Culture(d)—November 2009

In the realm of arts 'n' ideas

Culture(d)—October 2009
October 2009

Culture(d)—October 2009

In the realm of arts and ideas.

Culture(d)—September 2009
September 2009

Culture(d)—September 2009

Douglas Aitken at Regen Projects, Ruven Afanador's homage to Andalusian music and a new Ralph Pucci collection by L.A.-based William Emmerson.

Clare Graham Wonderama
August 2009

Clare Graham Wonderama

Mayer Rus visits artist Clare Graham’s Highland Park studio MorYork (originally a 1933 Safeway supermarket) and examines his inspired art, an extreme exercise in repurposing.

Culture(d)—August 2009
August 2009

Culture(d)—August 2009

Matthew Specktor's That Summertime Sound, Paula Froelich's Mercury in Retrograde, La Brea's best furniture and Feathered Edge at MOCA PDC.

Tastemakers 2009 Bettina Korek
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Bettina Korek

Bettina Korek, founder of ForYourArt, became a “metacurator" and has expanded with a marketing division called FYAworld. FYA is a supporting partner of the Watts House Project, an urban revitalization of homes in Los Angeles.

Tastemakers 2009 Ann Philbin
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Ann Philbin

In one decade, Ann Philbin turned oil baron Armand Hammer’s roundly despised vanity project into the hippest and most dynamic cultural institution in town—UCLA's Hammer Museum.

Tastemakers 2009 Geoff McFetridge
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Geoff McFetridge

Graphic artist Geoff McFetridge favors softly contoured animalistic characters and line-drawn, Sgt. Pepper’s– reminiscent figures—a style that's well suited to clients of every ilk.

Tastemakers 2009 Walead Beshty
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Walead Beshty

Walead Beshty’s presence in Los Angeles is a boon not only for his students at Art Center College of Design but for the entire art community.

Richard ShapiroGrand Tour
July 2009

Richard ShapiroGrand Tour

Richard Shapiro’s Holmby Hills manse delivers an object lesson in the masterful pairing of art and design.

culture(d)—July 2009
July 2009

culture(d)—July 2009

Arts and Culture Editor Mayer Rus highlights and latest art and design of Erika Brunson, Martin Brudnizki, Trina Turk and Larry Johnson.

A Love Letter to Sin City
April 2009

A Love Letter to Sin City

Vegas Mon Amour: Peruse Albert Watson's visionary album for a winning mecca.

Critical Mass
April 2009

Critical Mass

Dave Hickey, art critic and professor of English at University of Nevada, says Vegas is "gold on the ground." Then why does he bite the hand that feeds?

The Style List—March 2009
March 2009

The Style List—March 2009

The best in spring style, including Dior's new fertility-goddess heels, the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City and Rock & Republic on Robertson.

The Style List—February 2009
February 2009

The Style List—February 2009

Intérieurs home and garden shop in WeHo, Sally Sohn baubles, French design firm Baccarat, Don Freeman's portrait of Ted Muehling, the new Andaz West Hollywood on Sunset and more.

Black Magic
October 2008

Black Magic

A trip to LACMA brought the Italian artist to the banks of the La Brea Tar Pits, leading to years of study and experimentation with his now signature material.

Elements of Style
October 2008

Elements of Style

The Brentwood home of Nancy Heller and Fred Specktor is a kaleidoscope of aesthetic tastes and personal passions.

Catbird Seat
September 2008

Catbird Seat

Avant-garde painter Rosson Crow talks about her recent success and her love of Los Angeles.