Art, Events 2 years ago

The 7 Most Inspiring Moments At The Cheap Art Show

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: A Cheap Art Show was chock full of inspiring moments. 1. When I bought a $5 bill for $1 One of my favorite pieces was called “Smile.” It was very simple in its concept and execution: a five dollar bill with a penciled-in smile over Abraham Lincoln’s normally stoic […]

Art 2 years ago

“No Sad Stuff” at Gallery1988 (West)

From the water to the fair to the ballpark to the burbs to Alabama and back again, Gallery1988 (West)‘s latest exhibition, appropriately titled No Sad Stuff, is a multi-artist collection and celebration of all things Tom Hanks between 1984 and 1994. Films such as Big, A League of Their Own, and Forrest Gump among others were sourced as inspiration for […]

Art, Events 2 years ago

Who Needs Louis Vuitton?

My friend Jesse Azarian had a brilliant idea. Art should be affordable and shareable. Whether you are creating, buying, or just appreciating, art is about participation and can be enjoyed by everyone, so why not put on a show of affordable art done by himself and other creatives who share his philosophy? He handcrafted his own cardboard luggage to […]

Art, Events 2 years ago

Tuesdays at Da Poetry Lounge

You can question how Radioshack pays the bills, and you can wonder what’s keeping that cupcake bakery open down the street, but you can’t dismiss the excellence of a renowned poetry venue. Da Poetry Lounge (DPL) really is all that it’s cracked up to be; it’s raw, it’s dark, it’s lively, it’s diverse and it’s […]

Art, Events, LA, Music 2 years ago

10 Things To Do This June

June 4: Skateboard Movie Night: The famous Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli, the cocktail lounge and performance space that has hosted nearly all of Los Angeles Rock’s great names, puts the amps away for a night to screen some radical skate films. Expect plenty of Fairfax’s best streetwear on full display. June 7: Fantasia + Fantasia […]

Art 3 years ago

Jac Sharp: At The Table with The Table Maker

There is a certain transient energy always buzzing around the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. Whether it is guests of the hotel checking in and out, or a dinner party at Tart Restaurant that is just visiting with us for couple hours, people are always moving. Amidst this movement somethings are constant, though not always seen. Our […]

Art, Events, LA 3 years ago

Chris Burden’s “Ode to Santos Dumont” at LACMA

Chris Burden, the prolific artist who died unexpectedly last week of melanoma, has one last wonder to show us. Although his early work was dominated by confrontation and violence – he’s been shot point-blank onstage (intentionally), took a TV host hostage at knifepoint, and was once kicked down two flights of stairs to commemorate Art […]

Art, Literature 3 years ago

Norma I. Quintana’s Summers With The Circus

Norma I. Quintana stayed with us while visiting Los Angeles for Paris Photo L.A., where she signed copies of her beautiful new photography book, Circus: A Traveling Life. She traveled with an independent, one-ring circus every summer for 10 years, chronicling the behind the scenes life on the road in black and white film. You […]

Art, LA 3 years ago

What’s Up With That Billboard?

You know the one. Or perhaps you don’t – it’s so innocuous, you’d be forgiven for not noticing that the small billboard above Undefeated‘s 1st & La Brea brick and mortar has spent more than a decade without a single advertisement. Instead, the billboard has hosted dozens genuine art pieces over the years, a novel […]

Art 3 years ago

“Flowers, Plants, and Butterflies” by Tamzin Haughton

Tamzin Haughton is a talented photographer from England who just debuted her photo exhibit “Flowers, Plants, and Butterflies” at The Farmer’s Daughter. Guests sipped champagne while viewing her nature-inspired photography at the opening party. Tell us about ‘flowers, plants, and butterflies’ and what the inspiration behind this project was?  These large scale photographic images are […]