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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
Trailer for Citzen Kane. Tickets for the 2014 season of Last Remaining Seats tickets go on sale March 26 to Conservancy members, and April 9 to the general public. My migrating preview began at blogdowntown, moved to KCET for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Lost Rivers - OFFICIAL TRAILER from Catbird Productions on Vimeo. By Helen Ly There are two days left to take in The Architecture & Design Film Festival, the showcase of films, panel discussions, book signings, and the chance to pick... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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"Happy" (2013) Pharrell Williams Downtown and the Arts District had a number of cameos in the "Happy" video. I really like the anti-hipster dancing near the 4th Street Bridge (Below). Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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An artist statement from A.S. Ashley. Really, all is forgiven. We choose to see obscure art with limited parking. It's our crucible, not yours. Works by A.S. Ashley opens as "Critters and Other Creatures" at District Gallery from January 23... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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A shot of Kent Twitchell's Harbor Freeway Overture, has former LACO’s concertmaster, Ralph Morrison, peek from behind a palm tree. Photo: viewfromloft Jan. 18, 2014 Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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On this day in 1994, "Legends of Hollywood" mural (1983) was destroyed by the Northridge quake. It was the first mural by Eloy Torrez. Eloy Torrez [view] 'Muralist Eloy Torrez and His Hot Paint Time Machine' by Shana Nys Dambrot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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The world of stencil street art may not have happened if a French artist visited Mahattan in the 70s, then went back home wanting to participate, but not imitate. Blek Le Rat, 'Father of the Street Stencil,' Thinking of L.A.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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A look at influences becomes a post at KCET Writing on the Wall. Alfredo Ramos Martínez is called the father of Mexican modernism. A new exhibition in at Pasadena Museum of California Art explains why. Surveying the Link Between Modernist... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Mural by Abel Leba, with support by LA Freewalls and Vyalone, is featured in Coming of Age by Foster The People. (539 S. Los Angeles Street). Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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Street art in downtown Las Vegas I Photo: Paint This Desert There’s not enough wall space to install a mural that would express my gratitude to Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation, the national initiative to advance “the broad spectrum” of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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The Broad is getting it's skin on. The "veil" as it stands on January 5, 2013, the last item at the Monthy Mural Wrap at KCET Departures. [Writing on the Wall] Photo: Helen Ly/vfal Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Phil Everly, one half of the brother vocal duo whose 50s and '60s harmonies influenced Rock N Roll melody has died. He was 74. In November 2012, from the studio for the company he owned, Cleartone Strings, he posted a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at viewfromaloft
Not enough space, food trucks, or security guards were on hand at Grand Park for last night's New Year's Eve countdown. Still, it seemed to be a success, according to the tweets coming out from the lawn. Even El Chavo,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at viewfromaloft
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For New Year's Eve, City Hall will be a public art performance artist with lights and music. It's another bold experiment that will have Grand Park work at living up to the promise of being public space where Angelenos meet... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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Detail of United Artists Theatre (Dec 2009). Photo: VFaL. Ace Hotel's links to an old article about their new LA digs, the United Artist Theater. They "look forward to celebrating its 85th year anniversary by reopening its doors to our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at viewfromaloft
In Riverside, The Mission Inn Festival of Lights runs through Jan. 6. And to think that it was in 1903, 100 years ago, that General Electric began selling Christmas-light kits. The idea that came from Edward H. Johnson of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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June 2011: Isabel Rojas-Williams in the Arts District guiding "L.A.'s Mural Tradition." [view] Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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Joseph Gatto study by Kent Twitchell I Courtesy Kent Twitchell One early A.M. I had ten short mural items ready for a year-end list, but wasn't sure how to approach thoughts on the November passing of arts educator Joseph Gatto.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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CHOW-CAM: As LAPD Commander, Blake Chow gets interesting angles of the city. Good thing he's a bit of a shutter bug. Chow nabbed this view this a "few weeks ago," keeping the Tactical Flight Officer in the frame on purpose.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at viewfromaloft
City Lights (2013) Dir. Colin Rich Another nice time-laspe by Colin RIch. "It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles," Rich explains. "It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light." Parts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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John Valadez and Cheech Marin I Photo: Ed Fuentes It's been a very special year that has me still playing catch-up, but changes will make this blog a gatekeeper for writing and projects. For now, here's a batch of items... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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The Music Center Fountain lit for the holiday, as captured by Sterling Davis, who tweets "Seasons Greetings." As all Angelenos know, The Music Center is home to the Holiday Celebration, and this is the 54th year of regional performances on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at viewfromaloft
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Photo by @downtownmuse Before anyone get ideas, @downtownmuse and @evfa have declared this stencil on Rose a non-Banksy. Put those axes and picks away. The wall stays in the Arts District. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at viewfromaloft
TEALE HATHEWAY : ARCHITECTONICA from ERIC MINH SWENSON on Vimeo. Teal Hatheway (2012) Dir: Eric Swenson This artist captures the details that downtowners love; detail in bridges or light standards. As per her website: Teale approaches the practice of art... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at viewfromaloft