April 10, 2011 |
Ahead of MOCA's sweeping "Art in the Streets" exhibition, opening April 17 at the Geffen Contemporary, The Times interviewed three street art pioneers from the show: Chaz Bojórquez, Craig Stecyk and Risk. A Q&A with Stecyk follows below; read the rest of the story here and here . Craig Stecyk helped define the surf-skate-punk-graffiti aesthetic of Venice and Santa Monica in the 1970s by publishing his photographs of Dogtown and Z-Boys skaters in various magazines.
April 9, 2006 |
DUDE, where's my mammoth? R. Dale Guthrie, professor emeritus in the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has turned to crudely drawn images of such prehistoric beasts as the woolly mammoth, the giant bison and the auroch (an extinct bovine species) to support his theory that -- as is the case with today's graffiti -- testosterone-fueled boys produced virtually all cave art.
November 17, 2002
The definitive book on Baja's cave paintings ("A Trek to Hidden Troves of Rock Art," Oct. 27) is "The Cave Paintings of Baja California," written by Harry Crosby and published by Copley Books. Sally Gutman Studio City
June 30, 2002 |
PRINEVILLE, Ore. -- Lenette Stroebel used to drive by horses on a nearby ranch and wonder about the funny-looking animals with stand-up manes, faint zebra markings and stout, rounded bellies. Stroebel, a horse lover for decades, had never seen anything like them. Her curiosity quickly became an obsession. "Just being a horse person, I'd say, 'What are those?' I tried to put two and two together," said Stroebel, who first spotted the horses in the mid-1980s.
January 13, 2002
Re "Irvine Co., Indians Divided by a Wall Carving," Jan. 3: There does not seem to be much objection from the Indians about the bulldozing of cave paintings while the Irvine Co. seems intent on going ahead. In the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem, the modern dwellings have been built on ancient archeological sites. The dwellings are built on pillions, sort of like parking garages. Nothing has been sacrificed by either the archeologists or the developers and homeowners.
October 3, 1999 |
You can escape history here in the Dordogne no more than you can escape duck. Scattered throughout the region in southwest France are fortified towns, bastides, built in the 1200s by rival English and French claimants to the land. Medieval and Renaissance castles dominate hilltops at every turn. Ancient churches and monasteries echo with the miseries of religious strife. Going back further, into prehistory, limestone caves shelter 17,000-year-old Cro-Magnon rock paintings.