[Ampersand LA] LACMA’s “Islamic Art Now” highlights female vitality
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[Ampersand LA] LACMA’s “Islamic Art Now” highlights female vitality

How do Middle Eastern women wish to be seen? While newspapers and televisions often exhibit photographs plucked from incidents of violence and chaos, artists are using images to express personal stories of empowerment and vitality. Continue reading

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[Blog] Jean-Michel Basquiat Dumpster: Art is Everywhere!
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[Blog] Jean-Michel Basquiat Dumpster: Art is Everywhere!

He’s at it again. The artist known as Wild Life is bringing our attention to the mundane, and calling it “art.” He the claims the art has been created by some of our most esteemed contemporary artists. And he’s giving it the seal of approval of the City of Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s all a hoax, of course… Continue reading

[Blog] Revisiting Ted Gibson’s Framing Shop: 1946 to Today
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[Blog] Revisiting Ted Gibson’s Framing Shop: 1946 to Today

Two years ago, the fate of Ted Gibson’s seemed uncertain. The esteemed framing shop needed to downsize and move from its original 1946 location near once-posh MacArthur Park to a storefront in Koreatown. Business had been tough, and owner Richard Gibson, Ted’s son, worried about keeping existing patrons and attracting new ones. Then there was the … Continue reading