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Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992

Featuring nearly two dozen ink and charcoal drawings, Venice Beach’s L.A. Louver Gallery is currently presenting Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1949-1992, an extensive retrospective tracing the late draughtsman and painter’s fascinating career and monumental aesthetic shifts. Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1922, Diebenkorn first gained popularity on the...

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Block Party: L.A.’s Arts District

It seems not long ago, the only thing happening in the L.A. Arts District was solely concentrated on a little street called Mateo, where a few small clothing factories had set up shop and semi-trucks barreled through between the 10 and 101 freeways. Nearby Urth Caffé was the only spot...

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SIXTY Listens: Cherokee “End of Summer”

For those of us on the East Coast milking memories of warmer months with an Indian summer, L.A. producer Cherokee’s latest song is just the ticket. The aptly named track, “End of Summer,” bounces merrily–but cooly–along, bringing with it a nostalgia for something just passed. Sunsets and dips in...

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What to Do This Week in LA, Miami, and NYC

Oktoberfest is so ovah. This week, in New York City, go see Bill Murray live getting in cahoots with a classical musician. Miami way, it may not be alternative, but it sure will be rewarding to go catch Bruno Mars. And in Los Angeles, get all unraveled at LACMA...

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The Subversive Still-Lifes of Robert Minervini

Acting as meticulous shrines to natural and manmade beauty, emerging still-life painter Robert Minervini’s captivating three-dimensional scenes burst with lush hanging and potted vegetation, including cacti, palm trees, and ebullient bougainvillea bushes. Also spotted in the backgrounds of these urban garden arrangements are ancient Greco-Roman inspired sculptures representing formal,...

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In the Studio with Jamaal H. Tolbert

Jamaal H. Tolbert does not dance about the issues; he dives into them, directly and headlong. His work, which volleys between sculpture, painting, and video, explores black identity in America, tracing back from the African diaspora to contemporary politics. He engages viewers in a conversation–one in which he does...

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Jacques Tati and the Art of Controlled Chaos

French filmmaker Jacques Tati was–and remains–one of the absolute greats in cinema. His work, so considered and beautiful in its composition, was just as remarkable in its comedic chops. In Playtime, Tati examines a world increasingly influenced by technology through what amounts to an almost uproarious dance of sorts. It’s pure madness of the...

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What to Do This Week in LA, Miami, and NYC

In our SIXTY cities this week, it’s all about “really big shows!” In New York, where the arts season is now in full swing, go check out veteran art provocateur Robert Longo’s overtaking of the Hunter College sky bridges with his rebel-yell public art installation. In Miami, a splashy retrospective of...

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The Unyielding Multiplicity of William Leavitt

Adored as a leader of West Coast Conceptualism, William Leavitt is renowned for weaving intricate narratives through found object assemblage, photography, painting, drawings, installation, audio, and performance. His current exhibition, William Leavitt: Cycladic Figures at Honor Fraser uses these diverse mediums to draw attention to the natural, the man...

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Where to Eat Late Night in L.A.

Los Angeles might be an earlier town than, say, New York, but that doesn’t mean you can’t burn the midnight oil on the West Coast. While many operations shut it down in accordance with a healthy, well-rested lifestyle, there are those few outfits dedicated to indulging the side of...

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