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THE SMILE FACE MUSEUM :)

The Smile Face Museum was originally housed in the basement of curator and collector Mark Sachs’ Silver Springs, Maryland home from 1992-1994. You can take a tour of the original museum in this amazing video he made in ’90s. It was recently revived, and this weekend marks the final installment in a month long series […]

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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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THE DUNITES

I was fascinated when I learned of a group of individuals inhabiting cabins and shacks in the sand dunes near Oceano, California, during the 1920s and 1930s. This small community was comprised of bohemians, hermits, runaways, mystics, writers, and artists, all of whom had intentionally dropped out of society to seek a simpler life, one […]

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ANT FARM’S CADILLAC RANCH

Cadillac Ranch is located along Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas. Drivers on the highway can catch a glimpse of it as they whiz by. Those who are more interested and want to take a look can exit the highway and drive onto a local road, pull off and park. The installation was built in 1974 […]

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KENNETH ANGER AT ACE HOTEL

THE FILMS OF KENNETH ANGER Thursday April 17th | Gates 7:30 | Movie 8:30 Cinespia at Theater at Ace Hotel, LA Kenneth Anger IN PERSON presenting the HOLY GRAIL of lost films: the original version of Lucifer Rising featuring Jimmy Page. In 1973, filmmaker Kenneth Anger and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined forces to […]

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ALEX KATZ AND MEREDITH MONK AT 356 MISSION

  Sunday April 13 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Reception for Meredith Monk & Exhibition preview for Alex Katz 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Meredith Monk solo performance (Please RSVP to rsvp@356mission.com for performance) 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Opening reception for Alex Katz at 356 Mission | Refreshments […]