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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]