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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.
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NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN BEAD WORK

The Autry also has an exhibition of Native North American bead work on display, Floral Journey. These intricately beaded works span centuries and miles, from the Pacific Northwest to the Mississippi. The tradition of beading is both spiritual, and artistic and decorative. The exhibition included mostly worn objects such as shoes, vests, necklaces, belt buckles, […]

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ROUTE 66 EXHIBITION AT THE AUTRY

This weekend I visited the Route 66 exhibition at The Autry in Los Angeles. It was a fun exhibition full of maps, ephemera, road signs, and tchotchkes celebrating the history of Route 66 and highway travel in America.  

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WEEKLY WRAP UP | JULY 14-18, 2014

This week we walked through the flea market “Place du Jeu de Balle” in Brussels, announced an exciting new exhibition of Ray Johnson Designs currently on view at MoMA, shared photographs of Betty Davenport Ford’s ceramic sculptures, took a tour through Joshua Tree National Park, shared images of Alex Katz’s paintings at Thaddaeus Ropac in […]

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THE DREAM HOUSE

In 2006, I made my first visit to La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House in New York City. A friend led me blindly to an apartment building on Church Street in Tribeca. She rang the unmarked doorbell and we were buzzed in. We descended a steep staircase to the top of the building, and as we […]

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TWIN PEAKS: THE ENTIRE MYSTERY

Last night I attended the premiere of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, a DVD collection of deleted and alternate scenes from the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, at the Vista Theater in Los Angeles. David Lynch introduced the evening with a little speech. It began, “There is an abundance of fish in the sea, but tonight […]