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THE BUNNY MUSEUM

The Los Angeles area is home to many unique independent museums and collections (see The Velveteria). This weekend I went to The Bunny Museum, which is inside the private residence of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski in Pasadena, California. Candace and Steve call one another “honey bunny” and in the 1990s they began a daily exchange of bunny related […]

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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

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ECHO PARK LOTUS BED

Last summer Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles reopened after a 2 year restoration project. Today the northern tip of the lake boasts a beautiful lotus bed. In the 1920s, lotuses appeared in the lake and they soon became a symbol of the neighborhood of Echo Park. In the early 2000s they began to die off […]

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OSCAR TUAZON: LIVE STEAM SHIFT WHISTLE

As part of Arnolfini’s summer exhibition ‘The Promise,’ American artist Oscar Tuazon presents a specially commissioned sculpture Live Steam Shift Whistle (2014) on The Downs, Bristol. The work, formed out of a 20 foot steel cylinder and large concrete fire pit, doubles as a community barbecue, and can emit steam and whistle. Tuazon‘s striking, monolithic […]

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THE BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER

The Brand Library & Art Center is a treasure trove nestled in the foothills of Glendale, California. I visited last week and was delighted to discover this beautiful piece of architecture, and the library’s amazing collection of art books, vinyl records, and DVDs. It is such a wonderful place, I almost don’t want to give away the […]

Postcard: Desert Botanical Gardens, Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

WEEKLY WRAP UP | AUGUST 4 – 8, 2014

This week on the blog we announced Richard Prince’s new book Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2014, and a performance in Los Angeles by Stefan Tcherepnin & Tobias Madison – SHADOW TRENCHES. We took a walk through Martine Syms’ exhibition The Queens English at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, David Horvitz’s and Pia Camil’s […]

Pia Camil
Frontera, 2014
Hand dyed and stitched canvas
94 1/2 x 94 1/2 inches
(image www.blumandpoe.com)

PIA CAMEL: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED

Pia Camil’s bright and colorful hand dyed textiles are quilted together to form large paintings, currently on view at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. In addition to the paintings, there is a large quilted curtain, and a shelving system holding a variety of colorful geometric ceramic vessels. According to the press release the work […]