| Nov 23, 2008
Urban Outfitters is turning the mini-mall into a scenester hangout. Picture a sleek tapas bar, chic sneaker boutique and art book store instead of Payless, Quiznos and Hallmark.
On Monday, the Philadelphia-based chain is unveiling a new retail concept,...
| Jan 18, 2009
Think of it as outlet shopping and so much more. Steven Alan, known for his popular women's and men's button-down shirts, is opening his first Steven Alan Outpost store in L.A., offering deals on previous season's styles for men and women at 30% to 75%...
| Feb 15, 2009
A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown.
"We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones.
In recent days,...
| Feb 21, 2009
Over the course of a career that has variously infuriated anti-graffiti task force officers and enthralled Japanese street couture collectors -- meaning winning props from hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams -- the pop artist KAWS has...
| Oct 26, 2008
A selective timeline of modern and contemporary art in the L.A. area
1927 Walter and Louise Arensberg, major patrons of Marcel Duchamp, move from New York to Los Angeles and install their trove of modern art and ethnic artifacts in a Hollywood house that...
| Oct 31, 2008
In the late 1990s, a lot of American artists fancied themselves filmmakers. Most got stuck in a no man's land that was not very fun to visit.
On the upside, artists enjoyed the freedom of including feature-length videos in their installations. And they...
| May 31, 2008
As you stroll through the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, images of guns confront you, including Andy Warhol's hip-swiveling, gun-slinging "Elvis," Chris Burden's Los Angeles policemen and the gun-brandishing fascist thugs of Leon Golub. And there are...
| Jun 26, 2008
So much art, so little time. How to best navigate the Los Angeles gallery and museum scene? Here are critic's previews, openings and continuing shows for the week beginning Thursday, June 26.
Christopher Knight, Times Art Critic
| Jul 27, 2008
The San Francisco
Tape Music Center
1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde
Edited by David W. Bernstein
University of California Press/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 336 pp., $65
THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about...
| Jun 10, 2009
The pompously titled extravaganza “Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World/Part 1_Volume 1_Chapter 1 (Beirut: 1992-2005): A Project by Walid Raad” promises a lot more than it delivers....
| Aug 28, 2009
1ST THURSDAYS: ECLECTIC KNIGHTS: art gathering featuring works by UCF alumni and faculty: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 3; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando; $10.
DR. SKETCHY: casual artist meetup with live model sketching: 8 p.m....
| Mar 25, 2009
You look around nervously as you approach the ticket counter. What would people think if they saw you going into a place like this? Even the woman at the counter seems to be looking at you funny. What kind of guy would come here in broad daylight?