September 24, 2013 |
The mystery behind @Horse_ebooks, the Twitter account long suspected to be a spambot, has been revealed -- and it has an artistic twist. The account, which spews random bits of text and phrases, is run by real people as part of a years-long conceptual art project, the New Yorker reported . Jacob Bakkila, a creative director at Buzzfeed, and Thomas Bender, a former vice president of product development at Howcast, are the minds behind @Horse_ebooks...
September 16, 2013 |
The Modernist tract homes designed by California developer Joseph Eichler feature light-filled interiors courtesy of atriums and expansive walls of glass, but the street-facing facades are often closed off like a fortress. "I think a lot about how our ideas are influenced by our environments," said artist Nate Page, who will screen nine short videos on the front of Eichler homes in the Balboa Highlands tract of Granada Hills on Thursday. "The psychological phenomenon of how we idealize modern living.
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April 4, 2013 |
It was hard to miss the big red ball wedged underneath a downtown Los Angeles marquee this week. But in case you didn't catch it, the same ball is set to make appearances throughout California in the coming days. The inflatable red ball, part of a public art project by New York-based artist Kurt Perschke, was set up in Hollywood on Wednesday and was slated to move to downtown's Pershing Square on Thursday before eventually heading to San Francisco and Sacramento. The public art project -- appropriately titled RedBall Project -- was also spotted Tuesday at the Edgemar Building in Santa Monica.
December 14, 2012 |
Their business partnership lasted nearly two decades, but even in the art world, all things must come to an end. Superstar artist Damien Hirst is parting company with his longtime dealer Larry Gagosian. The split, which was first reported Thursday in London's Financial Times, comes several months after Hirst's spot-painting project that took over all Gagosian galleries around the world. The gallery issued a statement Thursday saying that it "has been a great honor to work with Damien over the last 17 years...
November 15, 2012 |
This post has been updated. When artist Mike Kelley died this year he left behind a number of unfinished projects. One of the biggest was "Mobile Homestead," a planned large-scale replica of the artist's home in suburban Detroit. Now it appears that the project will come to life posthumously thanks to a grant awarded to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. The museum has announced that it has received a $150,000 grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation for the completion of "Mobile Homestead.
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October 17, 2012 |
Michael Asher, the pioneering conceptual artist who challenged expectations of what constitutes a work of art and what happens during an art critique, died in his sleep at his Los Angeles home early Monday after several years of poor health. He was 69. His death was confirmed by his assistant, Yoko Kanayama. A teacher at the California Institute of the Arts since 1973, Asher was famous for his wit and candor -- and marathon-style "crits," or critiques, that left vivid memories with generations of students.