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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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KARA WALKER AT THE DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY, BROOKLYN

I spent this past weekend in New York City, and had the chance to visit Kara Walker’s installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. I lived in Brooklyn for many years and always marveled at the factory, which is a landmark that sits on the banks of the East River in Williamsburg. For years […]

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LAUNCH OF THE MAGAZINE OCTOPUSNOTES 3 AT CENTRE POMPIDOU

octopusnotes is a magazine that promotes Contemporary Art and Art History research. Each publication is composed of three collections. The first collection is a “thesis,” recently defended, focusing on Contemporary Art History. The second collection, entitled “comments,” is dedicated to artists’ interviews or talks. For the third collection, “notes,” octopusnotes invites an artist to conceive […]

Chuckwallah lizard in Joshua Tree National Park (photo by Erica Magrey)

WEEKLY WRAP UP | JUNE 24-27, 2014

This Week on the PARIS-LA Blog! MONDAY: Katie Grinnan’s Astrology Orchestra TUESDAY: Jodorowsky‘s new film The Dance of Reality WEDNESDAY: Artists’ Books & Cookies 2 at Ooga Twooga THURSDAY: Don’t miss Friday Flights at The Getty this summer! FRIDAY: Vasquez Rocks!

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VASQUEZ ROCKS!

Maybe you have never been to Vasquez Rocks, but you have probably seen these prominent rock formations on television or in a movie. This grouping of rocks, about an hour drive north of Los Angeles, has been featured on Star Trek, and in the movies Austin Powers, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, The Muppet Movie, Bill […]

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FRIDAY FLIGHTS AT THE GETTY!

Something hip is happening at The Getty! Now you can visit the museum on the hill, and enjoy a beautiful California summer evening outside, listening to music, watching performance, and enjoying local beers and bites. Sarah Cooper is curating a great series of Friday night events at The Getty this summer: Friday Flights. I’m really excited […]