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Tongue in Cheeky Jonas Lund

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When I was much younger, I often fantasized about sharing a stage with Eric Clapton, with his Fender Blackie and my replica wailing Leila. When I was a bit older, I dreamed of sharing New York gallery walls with Takashi Murakami, with his Superflat didactics and my paintings screaming post-war Japanese ethos. Suffice to say, neither happened. The latter was …

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Amir Fallah Is Deliciously Dark and Humorous

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Chinatown in Los Angeles had its share of art boom and bust. Many galleries had come and gone, including a few that were dear to BLT. Has the tide changed? I don’t know. But we still see relative new comers (but per Chinatown tenure standard, they are already lifers) showing some interesting works. Charlie James is one of them. If you …

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Dennis Koch Is Delightfully Nutty

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I can’t seem to get enough of stuff I see in Culver City. Say what you may about the scene and how insanely difficult to find a parking spot on the opening night. I go down there when no one’s around to see the art. I think Dennis Koch is a total nut job. He is mad. He is crazy. …

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Pylypchuck’s :( Are Unequivocally :)

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I had known about LA artist Jon Pylypchuck for his positively shoddy sculptural delights. So it was a total and pleasant surprise to find his adorably captivating paintings at China Art Objects in Culver City. I must say, these paintings of faces were electrically beautiful, something I haven’t seen in a while. Pylypchuck took my breath away. Glossy, lustrous enamel and warm, soft …