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Downtown Los Angeles from Ian Wood on Vimeo. 'Downtown Los Angeles' (2014) Dir. Ian Wood "Every familiar building, landmark, roofline and mural is photographed by Ian Wood. This is good: the challenge has been thrown down for quad-flying urban videographers.... Continue reading
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Auguste Rodin’s Figures d’ombres (Shadow Figures) will make an U.S. debut at DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Art Park July 17. It's part of a year-long 50th Anniversary Suster City celebration between the City of Bordeaux... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Cat over Winston I DTLA. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at viewfromaloft
'This Land Is Your Land' (2013) Las Cafeteras featuring Gloria Estrada. Dir: John Cantú. Woodie Guthrie's classic get a remix by El Sereno's own Las Cafeteras, and performed in the hills above East Los Anglees. The video was released in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Sterling Davis and the U.S. Tower are determined to get downtowners in the Fourth of July spirit. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Flickr pic by Hunter DTLA via Skyscaper Forum During the excavation of the old State building site, next to Grand Park, (another) foundation was uncovered at Broadway and First. Downtown sleuths are speculating it belonged to the former LA Times... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Saber chats up about his latest piece, a collaboration with Zes, at the Arts District's newest art store, Artist & Craftsman Supply. Saber says he mostly used fat caps but the mural was was experimental as he and Zes used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Gorky's sign on June 27, 2014. Photo: bu Helen Ly / viewfromaloft Curbed LA mapped 18 landmark signs in Los Angeles and they were all fine selections. But long time downtowners may have preferred this one made the list. When... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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The white pirate hat is very moving. Photos of Rickey's funeral service via Micheal Blaze. Related articles Rickey The Pirate, A Downtown Icon, Dies Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Sometimes a tweet just hits the mark. I sent this image out with "A random list of street art led me to this gem." It was passed around quite a bit, and with no explanation to the reference. Smart crowd. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Courtesy Billy Mize by María Margarita López Fame or family; if you could choose only one, which would that choice be? That’s a pivotal question in “Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound,” the William J. Saunders documentary that tells Mize’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Photo: District 14 In a ceremony last night, the Globe Theatre neon marquee was lit, the spinning globe turned on, and preservation fans cheered. Below, the Globe in 2008. LA Curbed photo: viewfromaloft Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Screen shots from The Wiz Sidney Lumet was born on this day in 1924 and the late director of “Network” and “Dog Day Afternoon” may have been the first to use graffiti as a narrative device in a movie. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Chagall Returns to Venice Beach I MCLA Los Angeles City Council approved $750,000 for murals, reported City News Service today. The news also came via excited Facebook posts from MCLA and SPARC. City News: About $400,000 will be used for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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By María Margarita López "A Sacred Journey" is a film about a mural that comes alive as Lou Gherig’s disease takes down the man who commissioned it. Since 2008, Director Ernesto Quintero has chronicled the ambition of his brother, Juan,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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It was only a matter of time. It's the Arts District turn to be subject in a Downfall parody. Not bad. Hitler Can't Find Parking in the Arts District [view] Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Wearing red, Clint Eastwood, tapped into his past on Thursday night as he introduced “Jersey Boys” as the last screening of the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival. “I guess ‘A Fistful Of Dollars’ closed the Cannes Film Festival this year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Emma’s (Sharon Omi) anf Elliot (Teddy Chen) in "Eat With Me" screened at The Los Angeles Film Festival's LA Muse series. By Helen Ly Like all cultures, food is a way we connect with one another. We catch up with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at viewfromaloft
By Helen Ly “The Great Museum” is not a documentary for everyone, but lovers of art and cultural institutions will find it a wonderful observation that captures the behind-the-scene dedication of curators, registrars, conservators and administrators of the illustrious Kunsthistorisches... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at viewfromaloft
By María Margarita López Pleasant surprises await in the Jimi Hendrix Experience that writer/director John Ridley rolled out in the film JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE, screening in the Summer Showcase at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Free to See: Additional events at the LA Film Festival include DIVERSITY SPEAKS on Saturday, June 14.. RSVP are recommended. List after the jump. A SINGLETON PERSPECTIVE: 1 - 2 p.m. Conversation with John Singleton reflecting on his successes and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at viewfromaloft
by Helen Ly Along with films, master classes, and festival conversations, LA Film Festival also launches free community screenings running through this Friday and Saturday. It begins at Union Station with dance lessons and screening of La Bamba, the story... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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by María Margarita López The Los Angeles Film Festival dedicates its 20th Anniversary year to the City of Los Angeles. It will roll out its inaugural LA Muse section, which will feature Los Angeles as a source of cinematic inspiration,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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The Los Angeles muralists of the XXIII Olympiad. Photo VFaL • • • Don't Buy It: Art is More Than a Temporary Experience: Professor Street Art's Spring Residency continued with a POV on the street art circus at Coachella •... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Jackson Pollack's "Mural" at The Getty will be on display until June 1, 2014 It's been a busy few weeks as I closed out non art writing and some design projects -- while prepping for Paint This Desert. Needless to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at viewfromaloft