Art World

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The Aesthetics of Volume

An Interview with Fernando Botero The paintings o... read more

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A Gallerist Revealed

As Zabriskie Gallery celebrates more than 50 years... read more

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Portrait of a New Life

Painting became the inspirational force that chang... read more

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A Nationwide Arts Advocate

In recent years, Chris Kennedy has worked tireless... read more

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The Finest Fair on Earth: The European Fine Art Fair

The Finest Fair on Earth THE EUROPEAN FINE ART FA... read more

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Phyllis George

Founder, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Phyllis... read more

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The Artful Game Changer: Pacific Standard TIme: Art in LA 1945-1980

The Artful Game Changer PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: AR... read more

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Master of the Gavel

Bonhams & Butterfields President Malcolm Barbe... read more

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Fathers of the Future

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns are legendary... read more

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Ann & Jim Goodnight

Owners, The Umstead Hotel, Spa and Art Museum Whe... read more

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On Stable Ground

As Fondation Cartier’s Hervé Chandès explains, run... read more

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Laddie John Dill

Curator and artist Laddie John Dill is renowned fo... read more

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Confessions of a Superchef

Getting Intimate with Spain's Reigning King of Cui... read more

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Steve Wilson & Laura Lee Brown

Owners, 21C Museum Hotel   &nbs... read more

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Kara Walker

Kara Walker (b. 1969) sees challenge within her wo... read more

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Kimberly Nichols

  Kimberly Nichols knew she was an artist almost fr... read more

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Michael Govan

CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, The Los Angeles... read more

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Emmanuel Guillaud

  Parisian-born photographer Emmanuel Guillaud live... read more

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Side-by-side

BASQUIAT AND DUBUFFET COLLIDE AT NEW YORK CITY’S PAC... read more

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Q and A: Paul Gray

Richard Gray Gallery’s second- generation director... read more

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Is it Real or is it Ecstasy?

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA reopens with a min... read more

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Palatable Panache

FROM TABLEWARE TO PREPARATION, THERE’S MORE TO MAK... read more

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The Los Angeles Art Association

The Los Angeles Art Association was founded ... read more

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Gallery Spotlight

An Interview with Forum Gallery’s Director, Robert... read more

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The Art Fair Craze

Art Fairs are seemingly everywhere these days. So ... read more

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A Personal Take

Alexander Barakat grew up surrounded by the millen... read more

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Lori Hyland: Abstract Classicist

LORI HYLAND THE ABSTRACT CLASSICIST ... read more

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Michael Bloomberg

  He ended Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 25-year plea... read more

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Bruce Corwin: Where the Heart Is

The man behind L.A.’s new Children’s Museum on fun... read more

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Matteo

  MATTEO’s sculptures and installations are embedde... read more

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The Big Picture

For gallery owner Walter Randel, art and antique d... read more

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Bonnie Clearwater

Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art in ... read more

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Louise Bourgeois

At 98, Louise Bourgeois is, in many ways, the moth... read more

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Donna & Cargill MacMillan, Jr.

  Stepping out of the elevator into the Palm Spring... read more

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A Woven History

DAVID SOLEIMANI CONTINUES J.H. MINASSIAN & CO.... read more

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ACA Galleries

“Getting recognized (by Art and Living) was a mile... read more

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Art...and Alzheimer's

Over the course of his artistic career, William Ut... read more

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A Legend in Her Own Time

For a lifetime, Patricia Faure has cultivated only... read more

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Bernard Arnault

Visitors to the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy)... read more

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Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Designed by Steven Ehrlich Steven Ehrlich’s new W... read more

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Inter view: Ed Moses and Larry Bell

Two Cool Schoolers discuss the nows and thens of L... read more

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To the Sea!

After years in the making, David and Lee Ann Leste... read more

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Stephanie Barron

Senior Curator of Modern Art, LACMA Stephanie Bar... read more

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Dr. Steven Nash

Executive Director, Palm Springs Art Museum When ... read more

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Nicola Faganello

Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles From class... read more

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Museum Maestro

With a bevy of his museums opening up in the last ... read more

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Live Your Art

At the W Hollywood Hotel & residences, a talen... read more

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Archi-tailored

In its latest show, Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemp... read more

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Jacques d'Amboise: Come Dance with Me

Jacques d’Amboise COME DANCE WITH ME ... read more

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Voices from the Head

Ace Gallery Los Angeles presents techno-artist Ken... read more

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The Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for the Arts and Education

Bernard and Shirley Kinsey’s lives embrace art, ph... read more

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The AIPAD Photography Show New York

Robert Klein, former President, AIPAD Now in its ... read more

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Olga Viso

Director, Walker Art Center Career Highlights Ol... read more

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Jack Rutberg Gallery

The renowned Los Angeles gallery presents The Art ... read more

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Art for Art’s Sake

Greg Pelner sculpts a model of creative efficiency... read more

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Jeff Koons

Renowned Artist and Sculptor  Jeff Koons (b. 1955... read more

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Richard Prince

Roxy Paine (b. 1966) sculpts paradoxes that interm... read more

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Three Fell Swoops

With three new archival acquisitions under its bel... read more

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Assurance for Insurance

Christiane Fischer of AXA Art offers a helping han... read more

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Maurice Stein

MAURICE STEIN  MAKEUP MAGIC THAT SAVES ... read more

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Philanthropy from the Kitchen

In New York and Los Angeles, two gatherings of cul... read more

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A Winning Bid

Santa Monica’s Robert Berman continues... read more

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Eli Broad

Venture Philanthropist Eli Broad enters the inner... read more

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Jerome Sans

JÉRÔME SANS DIRECTOR, ULLENS CENTER ... read more

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Kiki Smith

“I don’t try to address any issues in my work,” Ki... read more

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A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. (Artists In Residence) Gallery was establis... read more

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Captured!

INSIDE THE WORLD OF CELEBRITY  TRIALS ART BY MONA... read more

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Awakening Of A Goddess

Composer Lucia Hwong Mixes Cultural Identity and W... read more

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Eric McCauley

Director, Kimbell Art Museum Career Highlights E... read more

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Charles Arnoldi: 1972-2008

FOREWORD BY FRANK GEHRY ESSAY BY DAVE HICKEY CONVE... read more

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Michael Childers

  An elegant, doe-eyed Natalie Wood sitting strong ... read more

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Cole Sternberg

Los Angeles-based artist Cole Sternberg’s latest p... read more

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SCOPE Art Fairs

Alexis Hubshman, Owner and Manager A large tent b... read more

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Art LA

Tim Fleming, Managing Director A crushed-up bus f... read more

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Annabel Fell-Clark

ANNABEL FELL-CLARK NAVIGATES THE ART INSURANCE LA... read more

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An Art Protector

For Los Angeles’ Jack Rutberg, collecting is apart... read more

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Learning to See

AN ARTIST’S VIEW ON CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM ARTS... read more

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Photo LA & Photo Miami

Stephen Cohen, Founder; Alex Novak, Participating ... read more

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George Yepes

  George Yepes was born in Tijuana, Mexico and rais... read more

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Looking Toward The Light

Bergamot Station’s Rose Gallery presents the photo... read more

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Ferus Fetish

While Ferus was influential, it wasn’t the only ho... read more

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Marty and Josy Collins

“People collect for different reasons. My family a... read more

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A Message for the Masses

Ed Massey’s canvases are huge, but he gets a littl... read more

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DAVID W. STREETS: KEEPING APPRAISED

DAVID W. STREETS: KEEPING APPRAISED by Lynn Morgan... read more

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Yan Pei-Ming

Larger Than Life An artist’s work is never done. ... read more

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Elizabeth Segerstrom

There is something about Elizabeth Segerstrom that... read more

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Edna Hibel

Edna Hibel is often referred to as America’s most ... read more

Design World

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Kelly Wearstler

BRINGING GLAMOUR TO DESIGN “I love it when someone asks me to work with a style I’m not used to. I love figuring out how to make it all work,” says interior designer Kelly Wearstler. With a daringly ... read more

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Ralph Gilles

President and CEO, Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President, Product Design   2009 was a watershed year for Chrysler, as Ralph Gilles well knows. With the bankruptcy declaration of the “old” Chry... read more

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Kartell, Explored

Is there art in Kartell's unique brand of industrial and furnishing design? The line to enter the Covent Garden Super Design exhibition on opening night snaked out into the historic square of Londo... read more

Creative World

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Silvia Damiani

Designer, Damiani Some of Silvia Damiani’s fondest memories involve jewelry. “I remember a brooch in the shape of a jumping horse I saw as a child,” she says. “It was platinum, with baguette diamon... read more

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The Triumph of Christian Audigier

From Von Dutch to Ed Hardy, the French stylist has transformed street wear into “it” wear thanks to a great sense of observation, a lot of audacity, and one motto: “insisting is existing”   Fashio... read more

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Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario

  Take a ride on The Cheese Highway™. Grab a piece of Wisconsin artisanal cheese (maybe Hook’s 10-year aged cheddar or Roth Käse’s GranQueso) and place it on your tongue. Let it begin to melt into yo... read more

Archi-tailored

Category: Curators Published: Monday, 23 August 2010 17:27 Hits: 1854

Indeed, Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture is a pioneering exhibition that evidences how contemporary fashion and architecture have a hand-in-glove relationship. Staged by MOCA’s Curator of Architecture and Design Brooke Hodge, it illuminates the relationship of bones (structural frame- work) and skin (external surfaces) in fashions and buildings created by 46 archi- tects and fashion designers of the last 25 years.

Hodge says that she began to conceptualize the show six years ago. “I’ve thought for a long time how the two disciplines have borrowed from each other and interact,” she says, citing as inspiration the sculptural garments of designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and some of the more acclaimed examples of contemporary architecture.“Good fashion and good architecture are based on form and flow of line; they are timeless and not trend-based,” she explains.

Hodge cites that some of Gehry’s building surfaces were inspired by Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s sculpturally pleated garments and that the Southern California-based architect clad the Walt Disney Concert Hall in formed steel much like Comme des Garçons’ Kawakubo wrapped the distorted female form she created with her seminal Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body collection.

Italian-born architect/engineer/fashion designer Elena Manferdini—whose work appears in Skin + Bones—says that she approaches designing a dress much like she would the surface of a building. For her, it’s about transposing human scale and form. Aiming to subvert preconceived notions of seams, materials, modules and color, she tests her ideas on small-scale fashions with the goal of applying them to larger buildings.“The dress for the exhibition is the result of a compre- hensive research on the relationship between fashion and architecture. It sees clothing as a source of traditional and innovative techniques to introduce creativ- ity, effect and taste to the mass culture of building standards,” she comments.

Neil Denari, principal of Los Angeles firm Neil M. Denari Architects, says that architecture, although market driven, allows architects to establish their own notion of fashion. “Buildings, much like apparel, translate into the identity of the buyer,” he says. On the other hand, he suggests that architecture is also about staying impervious to trends while still remaining true to the timeframe in which a building is conceived. “History ultimately judges our work,” he concludes.

Pictured: Todd Eberle, Untitled No. 1, 2003. Frank Gehry,Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, 2003. Photo © Todd Eberle.