Architecture, Art, People »
Twenty-four years ago, Peter Loughrey founded Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), specializing in 20th century design and art. The first piece he ever auctioned was a Frank Lloyd Wright window.
Now he is getting to sell an entire house by the famed architect.
The Sturges House is a 1,200-square-foot Brentwood home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, and built under the supervision of the man Wright …
Art, Public Space »
Last June, an anonymous collective of artists captured Angelenos’ imaginations with the Griffith Park Teahouse, a wooden structure in a remote corner of Griffith Park that served for a few delightful weeks as a place of contemplation.
One of the alluring elements of the teahouse was its illegality; it appeared seemingly overnight, built without approvals from city officials.
Now the group is back, with an installation that will last even …
DnA goes to CES for the first time and meets Girl Scouts, takes a (skeptical) tour of the Internet of Things, and considers sustainability as well as the convergence of art and technology with Adrian Grenier and others in the Dell space.
The relative lack of women in senior management and engineering positions in the tech industry is widely discussed (one survey has found that only 5.8 percent of programmers in Silicon Valley identify as female).
This imbalance was in evidence at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where few women could be spotted among the almost 200,000 attendees.
One who breaks the stereotype is Erin …
Art, Exhibitions, People »
Blue is the world’s most popular color. But there was a time when it was expensive and hard to create for artists wishing to capture it in painting — until the discovery of synthetic blue.
That story and its effect on oil painting is the subject of “A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists,” an exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, curated by John Griswold.
Changing L.A., Drought, Energy, Water »
“The historic climate agreement adopted on Saturday in Paris breaks new ground. I got chills watching the room erupt in applause, hugs, and tears, as it was finalized . . . when I stood in Paris at City Hall with Mayor Garcetti and 445 other mayors on December 4 — a better, greener, future felt possible.”
That was LA Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, responding to the accord reached …
Architecture, Commentary »
“When Disney Hall opened in 2003, it was hailed as “flamboyant,” “sublime,” and “exquisite.”
The new makeover of the Petersen Automotive Museum at Fairfax and Wilshire has its fans, too. But this week’s grand reopening has also been greeted with zingers like “insane,” “tasteless” and “a different kind of hideous.”
The wavy silver and red exterior seems to be a “love-it-or-hate it” kind of thing – …
L.A. Designer »
Lewis MacAdams is well known as the poet-advocate for the Los Angeles River, having spearheaded efforts for decades to return the river to a more pastoral state.
But who knew he had another life as a musician?
Turns out he’s one half of a collaboration with another veteran of LA’s cultural life, The Dark Bob.
He’s the musician and multimedia artist who first made his mark in the …
Architecture, L.A. Designer »
The exterior of the new Petersen Automotive Museum has Angelenos divided, some shaken, some stirred. But what about the interior?
“The historic climate agreement adopted on Saturday in Paris breaks new ground. I got chills watching the room erupt in applause, hugs, and tears, as it was finalized. Successfully implementing the agreement will require an enormous, collaborative effort from nations, cities, and subnational governments, alike. . . . when I stood in Paris at City Hall with Mayor Garcetti and 445 other mayors on December 4 — a …