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April 19, 2019

Reviews - Shazam!; Hellboy

by Mike Peros
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Aya Nakamura's latest  album
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Aya Nakamura “DjaDja”

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February 25, 2019

Superbowl 53, Adam Levine and Nipples

by Caroline McElroy
February 15, 2019

Cold Pursuit; Roma; BlackkKlansman

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Lizzo
February 08, 2019

Lizzo "Juice"

by Lisa Bianconi
January 26, 2019

Movie Review - GLASS

by Mike Peros
January 23, 2019

In Search of Gram Parsons

by Caroline McElroy
January 11, 2019

Noname’s debut studio album “Room 25"

by Andrew Foerch
January 07, 2019

Film Review “Instant Family”

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
December 14, 2018

The Favourite; Green Book; Stan and Ollie

by Mike Peros
December 10, 2018

Raquel Rodriguez "Mile High"

by Francesca del Console
November 21, 2018

Reviews: Widows; Boy Erased; Bohemian Rhapsody

by Mike Peros
November 13, 2018

Graham Bonnet @ The Viper Room

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Reviews - Halloween; Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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LA Art Shows (110)

Raleigh Barrett is a vegan Angeleno transplant who has lived in the NoHo Arts District for five years. She certainly won’t be leaving California in the next four years. Raleigh recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts specializing in Linguistic Anthropology. While in Chicago, she worked as the Gallery Assistant at the Renaissance Society. Raleigh is thrilled to be back and blogging for the NoHo Arts District.

Thursday, 08 September 2011 03:28

Fine Art and its rogue inhabitant

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Cella Gallery North Hollywood NoHoToday, the splendor of Graffiti is at an all-time high, vying for its share of the white cubical space of “Fine Art” galleries and public space in general. However it is the misuse of the term Fine Art that is acting as a negative charge towards something as positive as Graffiti. I have heard the term used to describe art other than Graffiti, in hopes as to separate styles of art and hinder its positive impact on both the “Art World” and our cultural fabric as well.

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Self-supporting aerosol art organization promises to continue giving artists the materials and a chance to shine in a world of wasted potential and unyielding politics

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ArtStorm – THE ART OF KINGS – founded in Los Angeles in 2001, is celebrating ten years of dedication to providing free canvas, paint and safe and legal locations for young people to pursue the aerosol and marker urban art form.

Monday, 15 August 2011 03:24

W.B. Fontenot - Photographer

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Oscar Wilde said “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist not the sitter.” I may not have agreed with this when I first started creating, but now, almost 20 years after I first picked up a camera, I can see its truth looking back on my body of work and its evolution.

Tuesday, 09 August 2011 04:03

Art vs. Advertisement

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In my continuing quest to unravel the super graphics laws that are currently restricting murals in Los Angeles I have come across the key issue that continues to plague City Council. How do you distinguish Art from advertisement?

At first glance this seems to be easily done. One is created to advertise a product, the other is created to ............... You see where I am going with this. The reality is billions of people through out time have devoted countless hours trying to understanding the meaning behind the Art they are confronted by on a daily basis. From the Romans who would use Art to “ advertise “ their patrons social status to the Catholics who have created Art to propagate christianity. The lines between Art and advertisement have always been blurry.

Monday, 11 July 2011 05:58

Los Angeles Street Art: "You spray. You pay."

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With the success of MOCA's current exhibit "Art in the Streets" the flood gates have been opened to the many complex issues of the street art movement. A movement that has taken every major city in the world by storm.

My hope in this series of blogs is to open a dialog, take you through the issues one step at a time, and shed light on how other major cities have handled the issue of street art.  I think the best place to start the discussion is with "murals" commission by private property owners on commercial or residential property.

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I have heard the question raised over and over again " Why don't street artists just ask permission from the property owners? ". In reality many artists do ask, however in the city of Los Angeles, artwork murals on private property that is in view of the public is ILLEGAL regardless of whether or not the artist has permission, or if the property owner has commissioned the work.

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