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SOTTSASS’ BOOK OF BOOKS

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BOOKS BY ETTORE SOTTSASS, edited by Giorgio Maffei and Bruno Tonini. Published by Edizioni Corraini. For sixty years, the designer-sculptor-architect Ettore Sottsass wrote, published, designed, illustrated, and edited numerous avant-garde literary and design books and periodicals. This edition, published in 2011, brings together the great artist’s engagement with print. See: artbook.com/9788875702762.html

SUR AND ESTHER McCOY

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The third volume of SUR—an annual arts and culture journal out of Mexico City—takes a look at “the life and work of writer and architectural critic Esther McCoy (1904–1989)….In 1945, the writer and her husband [left Los Angeles and] took up residence in the city of Cuernavaca for eight months, during which they found an […]

SIMON BIRCH’S 14TH FACTORY

Still from the film This Brutal House, directed by Scott Carthy, based on a concept by Simon Burch, sound design by Gary Gunn.
Image courtesy of The 14th Factory and Scott Carthy. Special thanks to Gloria Yu.

My favorite attraction at the old-school, long-gone amusement park of my childhood was Aladdin’s Castle, a dimly lit wonderland of tilted floors, collapsing stairways, and mirrored mazes. In 2017, just north of the L.A River, an art funhouse has moved into a repurposed factory in Lincoln Heights. Conceived by British-born, Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch, […]

SYLVIE AUVRAY AT SOUTH WILLARD, LOS ANGELES

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        Sylvie Auvray’s exhibition Breaking Up is on view at South Willard until October, 29. Sylvie Auvray is a French artist who lives and works in Paris. She has exhibited previously at Chantal Crousel, Paris ; Le Consortium, Dijon; and Mamco, Geneva. An exhibition of her recent work will open in the fall at BaliceHertling, […]

BLESS – PERFECT CONTINUOUS

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Bless one of PARIS, LA favorite fashion brands, presents Perfect Continuous to protect you as the invitation says from “Autumntristesse”. The collection no52 is now on display at their Parisian boutique located 14 rue Portefoin, Paris 3. Also if you’re a professional worker running along the streets for Paris fashion week, don’t miss their presentation next Saturday, October 3. It’s always an authentic, […]

NOAH PURIFOY, OUTDOOR DESERT ART MUSEUM OF ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE

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Artist Noah Purifoy (1917 – 2004) created his Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture over 15 years in Joshua Tree. The non-profit, all-volunteer Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) established in 1998 preserves and maintains the site for public participation. Born in Snow Hill, Alabama in 1917, Noah Purifoy lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua […]

WEEKLY WRAP UP | OCT. 3-10, 2014

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This week on the blog we discovered the designers Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq; saw the first exhibition at Del Vaz Projects; listened Dayvan Cowboy from Boards of Canada; visited the new show of Mark Leckey at Wiels: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials and the show of Jonathan Binet and Martin Laborde at Gaudel de Stampa: Yellow […]