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In the Studio with Katherine Bernhardt

It’s a grey and rainy afternoon when I arrive at painter Katherine Bernhardt’s studio, a former car detailing shop with window decals still in place, on a quiet block of Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood. But the environment the rising star ushers me into is, by comparison, a tropical paradise. Despite...

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6 Remarkable Portrait Photography Books

An image forever frozen in time, portraits illuminate the impermanent, shifting nature of life. Whether capturing the unusual, the everyday, or the fantastical, these photographs can alter the way we visualize and realize the history others set before us. The following tomes will allow you to travel to another time and space. Added...

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The Interrogator with Paloma Teppa

Paloma Teppa is an artist who uses nature as her palette. Plant the Future, the gallery-cum-nursery she uses to display and sell her verdant works of art, is filled with succulents floating in bubble terrariums and tillandsia sticking out of pristinely white ceramic horses like manes. Every piece, small or...

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In the Studio with Marc Horowitz

Cheekier, wittier, smarter. Whatever the comparative suffix, LA-based artist Marc Horowitz has never been known as one to skimp. Since he catapulted into the spotlight a decade ago on a Crate & Barrel prank gone deliciously right (more on that later), the self-described “maximalist” has continued to push the boundaries...

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The Past, Present, and Future of ESMoA

Tucked into a small plot of real estate among the eateries and service businesses of downtown El Segundo’s main drag, the ESMoA “art laboratory” is consistently one of the most intriguing visual arts venues in Los Angeles. Since its opening in 2013, ESMoA (short for the “El Segundo Museum...

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The Interrogator with Nina Johnson-Milewski

Gallery Diet has been a staple of the Miami art scene for years, a place to see the work of emerging and mid-career artists—both local and international—including Nicolas Lobo, Emmett Moore, Christy Gast, Bhakti Baxter, and others. Known for tight curation of smart and design-focused art, Diet was an early outpost...

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The Interrogator with Mr. Fong’s

These days, there are few places in Manhattan that manage to still feel undiscovered. But as you wind through the depths of lower Chinatown, the sound of the subway rattling overhead, everything that exists north of Canal seems to disappear. The tourists give way to locals and the traffic...

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Trick-or-Treat: 6 Art Books for Halloween

As October’s brisk grasp takes hold, Halloween inspiration sets in. The costumes, the candy, the crunch of leaves on the ground: One can’t help but be taken back to a time when ghouls and goblins felt frighteningly real. And while we might have grown too old for trick-or-treat, we certainly...

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Alice Quaresma’s Soft Geometry

One part nuevo collage, one part John Baldessari, the work of Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma layers new meaning over existing images. With colorful lines and opposing imagery, Quaresma creates photographs that feel like the evocation of old memories, where the lines between exact truth and altered recollection are blurred....

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Block Party: LA’s Franklin Village

Sandwiched between the 101 and the Hollywood Hills, Franklin Village is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. At just .5 square miles, the little village that could is one of the more recently recognized hoods in LA, receiving its official blue neighborhood sign in 2007. It’s a tiny,...

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