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BLESS IN LOS ANGELES

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The Hammer Museum and curator Aram Moshayedi invite you to AN EVENING WITH BLESS, a conversation and presentation with Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, founders of the Paris- and Berlin-based house of conceptual fashion and domestic design.   INES KAAG and DESIREE HEISS—AN EVENING WITH BLESS, Wednesday, January 10, at 7:30 pm. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire […]

MARILYN MINTER — ANGER MANAGEMENT

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2018 is an election year, a chance to end Republican control of Congress. Educate, organize, resist, register, vote… … and check out the selection from Marilyn Minter and Andrianna Campbell’s ANGER MANAGEMENT, a pop-up featuring resistant work by John Baldessari, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Zoe Buckman, Nicole Eisenman, Charles Gaines, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, […]

JACQUES DE BASCHER

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Marie Ottavi on her 2017 book JACQUES DE BASCHER: DANDY DE L’OMBRE: “How do we go about telling the story of someone who left no traces, who did nothing with his life, who built nothing? It was an interesting challenge—first of all, because everyone told me that no one would speak to me about him… […]

RACHEL AMODEO’S WHAT ABOUT ME

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At Jack Smith’s 1989 memorial service, director Rachel Amodeo and a group of friends put together a germ of an idea for WHAT ABOUT ME, her black-and-white, 16 mm, cinema vérité starring Amodeo as Lisa Napolitano, a homeless outcast who crosses paths—some of them through Tompkins Square Park—with Richard Edson, Nick Zedd, and Richard Hell. […]

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS’ SWANSONG

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We hope he changes his mind, but Daniel Day-Lewis has—for now—retired from acting. The Hammer Museum completes its 2017 Contenders screening series with the highly anticipated PHANTOM THREAD, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Day-Lewis —in his final role—as Reynolds Woodcock, a 1950s British couturier based on bits and pieces of Balenciaga, Norman Hartnell, and Alexander […]

AZZEDINE ALAÏA

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“Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died on Saturday, November 18, in Paris. He was 82. His company said the cause was a heart attack.” — Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times. “Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, is Dead at 82”: nytimes.com/2017/11/18/fashion/azzedine-alaia-obituary See, “Mourning Alaïa—The Designer’s […]

SIMON DOONAN ON MUNDO MEZA

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​Simon Doonan—author and window-dresser-for-Barneys nonpareil—will be in Los Angeles this weekend to give a talk on the life and times of his friend, the late artist Mundo Meza (1955–1985), with whom Doonan collaborated on window displays at such West Hollywood boutiques as Maxfield Bleu. Doonan’s talk is part of the ongoing PST: LA/LA exhibition AXIS MUNDO: […]