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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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LUMMIS HOUSE

Just off the 110 freeway in Los Angeles is an architectural labor of love nestled among a garden of succulents. Lummis House was built in the late 19th Century by Charles Lummis. The entire house was built by hand from stones and wood taken from the nearby riverbed and forest. Lummis founded the Southwest Museum, […]

BIRKIN BAG ON SALE, 2014. Oil on windsurfing sail with plaster casts, purse, & fan. 67 x 83" Image courtesy of Emma Gray HQ at 5 Car Garage. (Photo by Wild Don Lewis)

JENNIFER SULLIVAN – BIG GIRL PAINTINGS – 5 CAR GARAGE – LOS ANGELES

The exhibition ”Big Girl Paintings” by New York-based artist Jennifer Sullivan is currently on view at Emma Gray HQ at 5 Car Garage in Santa Monica, California until May 15, 2014.  Sullivan’s colorful paintings incorporate three dimensional sculptural elements such as plaster hands, handbags, and fabric. 5 Car Garage is a private exhibition space, not too far […]

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NANCY HOLT AT EAI, NYC

On Saturday April 5th, Electronic Arts Intermix will pay tribute to the land-art pioneer Nancy Holt, who passed away this February at the age of 75. EAI will host a daylong tribute from noon to 7pm in their space at 535 West 22nd St., NYC, featuring eleven of Holt’s moving-image pieces from 1968 to 2013.   […]

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MIKE KELLEY AT MOCA LOS ANGELES

This weekend the Mike Kelley retrospective opens at MOCA. The exhibition travelled from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to MoMA/PS1 in New York, and it ends in his hometown of Los Angeles. This is the largest exhibition of Kelley’s work, spanning his career from 1974 to early 2012. It features, “…drawings on paper, sculpture, performance, […]