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The General Sherman Tree

THE GENERAL SHERMAN TREE

The General Sherman Tree is the largest living organism on earth! It lives in Sequoia National Park in California. In 1879 it was named by James Wolverton, a naturalist who served as a lieutenant under General Sherman in the American Civil War.  I visited the park this past weekend and was blown away by the great mass and […]

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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 manages to give birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
—Dorothée Perret

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YUM! DAY CAFE BY EDEN BATKI

We are lucky to have our office nestled in a great art community just south of downtown Los Angeles. Our neighbors include Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Fahrenheit by FLAX Foundation, 2nd Cannons Publications, and Night Gallery. The one thing that has been missing from our little village of warehouses is good food – until now! So I am very […]

MADE IN L.A. 2014 OPENS AT THE HAMMER

Made in L.A. 2014 opens this Sunday June 15th. It is The Hammer’s biennial exhibition featuring 35 artists. The exhibition is curated by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte. There will be a hardcover catalogue and free public programs throughout the summer until the exhibition closes on September 7th. The artists included in the exhibition […]

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THE MOTORMAN AT RICHARD TELLES FINE ART LOS ANGELES

“The Motorman” opened this past weekend at Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles, and is on view until July 5th. The title of this group exhibition refers to David Ohle’s sci-fi novel The Motorman published in 1972. In the book, the main character inhabits “a world similar to our own, but with stark physical differences.” […]

Robin Cameron, Everyone is Everyone (detail), 2014; letterpress, silkscreen, and chine colle on paper; 17 parts; each 16 x 13.25" (image courtesy ROOM EAST)

ROBIN CAMERON AT ROOM EAST, NYC

I met Robin Cameron many years ago when she was very involved in making artists’ books. Her artists’ books are sold at Printed Matter and are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library. It is lovely to see how her work has grown and matured. The exhibition “Who You,” features Cameron’s sculptures, […]

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THE INTEGRATRON

George Van Tassel built the Integratron in Landers, California, just north of Joshua Tree National Park, from 1957 to 1977. Van Tassel was an aviator, and a believer in UFOs. He claimed to have been taken up into an alien spaceship from Venus where he was given instructions to build the Integratron. The building supposedly […]