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BIBLIOTHEQUE D’UN AMATEUR. RICHARD PRINCE’S PUBLICATION 1981-2014

A proposal by Christophe Daviet-Thery at Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liège 19 September – 31 October, 2014 This proposal apprehends this aspect of Richard Prince’s work which encompasses books and the question of the collection. The display of the show is in relation to the way used by Richard Prince to present books in his own […]

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PARIS, LA blog is about the magic accidents of life. It’s about artists, writers, photographers, musicians and designers that cross our mind, and our heart for a day, a season, a life! It refers to a vital substance that nourishes, and inspires our soul day by day. A sort of vivid shadow that gives birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
—Dorothée Perret

YES AT THE GREEK THEATER

On Sunday night, the British prog rock band Yes, played albums Close to the Edge and Fragile in their entirety at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. For a fan who wasn’t around during Yes’s heyday in the early 1970s this was the next best thing. 67 year old guitarist Steve Howe held two guitars in his […]

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MADAME DE POMPADOUR’S COFFEE GRINDER

Last week I went to Le Louvre to visit the new installation of  the Department of Decorative Art from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Three main chronological and stylistic sequences make up the exhibition. So perfect to have an overview and to clear your mind between French Kings. – 1660-1725: Louis XIV’s personal reign and the Régence – […]

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THE CORPSE FLOWER

This weekend, Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), one of the largest flowering plants in the world, bloomed at the Huntington Library & Gardens. Titan Arum is also known by the nickname “The Corpse Flower,” for the awful scent it gives off. The plant only flowers every couple of years, for about two days at a time, and it […]

1961 photograph by Ralph Crane documenting “Black Cat Auditions in Hollywood.”  

For Tales of Terror (1962) by Roger Corman

WEEKLY WRAP UP | AUG. 18-22, 2014

This week we started off with some documentation of Another Cats Show at 356 Mission, Los Angeles, announced an evening of powerpoint presentations at Machine Project by the Los Angeles Seminary for Civic and Embodied Art (LASECA), shared photographs from the Peter Hujar exhibition at Maureen Paley in London, watched the 1959 film The Savage Eye, […]

Photo Credit: Jeny Amaya and Mackenzie Hoffman 
Courtesy of Clockshop

BUILDING : A SIMULACRUM OF POWER

This Sunday August 24th at 6:45pm, Clockshop presents building: a simulacrum of power on the site of The Unfinished. The performance takes place at Bowtie Project, 2800 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 (see map) Please join us for building: a simulacrum of power, a performance by Rafa Esparza with artist Rebeca Hernandez on the site of Michael […]