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Stop sneering at Nevada: we've got Michael Heizer. For almost five decades, the internationally renowned Land Artist has etched, dug, plowed and excavated the state.
In one of her oversized paintings, she zeroes in on a woman's mouth, her long tongue sticking out in grotesque fashion. What happened to this woman? Is she drowning? Or throwing up? What are all of these silver bubbles floating in the air?
As a product of the 70s and 80s, I'm thrilled to have been asked to develop ArtBites classes around both exhibits even though food isn't exactly a topic featured in Mapplethorpe's work. At least not literally.
Sometimes you need to look up -- at a billboard -- to be inspired. Or, even a bus shelter. I did. And I was inspired. However, I must admit, it was the historic American artwork on the billboards and bus shelter that stirred my enthusiasm.
Suddenly Angelenos are being asked to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. The monumental bill of goods now up for sale is the take-it-or-leave-it design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, priced somewhere between $650M and $1 billion.