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Fashion, books, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, culture and myself. In no specific order.

The Subterraneans - LA's Artist Run Spaces

Posted 2012-09-26 09:15:22 | Views: 7,432
The Torrance Art Museum proudly presents

The Subterraneans

Opening reception Saturday, September 22nd, 6-9 pm On view until Saturday, November 3rd



Actual Size - Autonomie - Concord - Control Room - Durden and Ray -  Elephant - Favorite Goods
Foundation for Art Resources - JAUS - JB Jurve - LA Pedestrians - LA Road Concerts - Latned Atsär
Materials and Applications - Monte Vista Projects - Pieter - RAID Projects - Shorthouse
Show Cave - Slanguage - Summercamp Projectprojects - untitled art projects - Weekend
WPA - the wulf.

Julian Schnabel Invites Young Artists to His Studio

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Painter, filmmaker, architect, and proto-James Franco polymath Julian Schnabel recently received a group of young artists from the YoungArts program at his West Village studio, a meeting of young and old minds that was recorded in the latest episode of HBO’s Masterclass. The segment (embedded below) ends with the venerable artist taking the teens out for pizza and bluntly telling them: “If you’re scared, you’re fucked.”


Schnabel’s closing scare-’em-straight speech is impressively brutal. “Your parents have probably done most of the work already,” he tells the group of young aspiring artists. “If your parents loved you and were supportive and made you think that you could do something that nobody else does, that’s a lie.”


Happily, the students land some punches too. “Schnabel came up in my art history class as being an anti-modernist, neo-conservative postmodernist,” says young sculptor Elizabeth Eicher. “He was actually one of the ‘bad guys.’

Julian Schnabel to Young Artists: 

Entire Julian Schnabel clip below: 

"If you're scared, you're fucked." 





The Art of Brandon Opalka

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 Brandon Opalka was born in Virginia, and moved to South Florida in his early teens. Graffiti was the first visual form that attracted him. Mark-making with spray cans defined his middle and high school years. After spending one semester at IFAC (International Fine Arts College), Opalka left to make art full-time. He worked with the collective FeCuOp (with artists Christian Curiel and Jason Ferguson). As a self-taught painter, Opalka makes art on walls and canvases. As such his exhibition history contains some walls that cannot be listed here. He has had one-man exhibitions at Rocket Projects, Ingalls & Associates and Dorsch Gallery. His work has been curated into major group exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Whitebox, New York; and Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL. He has exhibited extensively in Miami. Notable venues include Casa Lin, Open Space, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, The House and Locust Projects. Currently, he is exhibiting in the Salon de Notre Societe show in the Primary Projects in Miami, FL. He lives and works in Miami.






















Nurvous - Friday, Sept. 28th 2012

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Lee Seung Mi in Vogue Girl Korea

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Lee Seung Mi by Ahn Ji Seop for Vogue Girl Korea Apr 2012

Yoe Eyes

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Gabby Mejia Breaks Up the Family at Santos

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Gabby Mejia is throwing a party and she has lined up all her usual and unusual suspects to make it right. It's this Sunday in the basement of Santos Party House. It's free. There are dozens of DJs lined up, including Arthur Baker, Stretch Armstrong, Cosmo Baker, Eli Escobar and Lloydski, Justin Strauss, Citizen Kane, Geology, Rok One, and so many worthy etceteras. I caught up with Gabby and asked her to tell me all about it.

19 Century Painting Destroyed by Amateur

Posted 2012-08-23 14:15:14 | Views: 10,574

Amateur Paints Over

People around the world were shocked Wednesday when images of a ruined 19th century Spanish painting of Christ were revealed. But now the woman who altered the painting is saying a priest in the church that was home to the artwork knew she was attempting to touch up the faded piece. - keep reading




Art History

Break Up Make Up

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The Lovely Soo Joo

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Name: Soo Joo

Occupation: Model

Hometown: Seoul, Korea

Current Location: LAX en route to JFK

Astrological Sign: Sun in Aries and Moon in Taurus

What’s the best thing about summer? In the summer I eat ice cream on a cone everyday!

Where is your favorite holiday destination? Big Sur, California.

What are the best and worst things about your job? BEST: variance from quotidian day job


WORST: daily undergoing of judgments and rejections based on your physical attributes.

What will you do when you retire? Be a kooky lady that wears Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe.

What did you dream about last night?

I couldn’t sleep last night.

What rocks your world? Love.

What makes you laugh? Kittens.