Social Malpractice Publishing is exhibiting at the first ever Los Angeles Art Book Fair at the LA MoCA! Come on by January 31st through February 3rd to see an obscene amount of artist books, and maybe even give Jeffrey Deitch a pinch on the behind!
Presented by those lovely folks at Printed Matter.
…What’s awfully nice about the whole thing isn’t that they’re just responding to criticism of having no quality options by simply putting in a new Wolfgang Puck’s or some other name-dropping eatery and calling it a day. Instead, they’re actually taking established Los Angeles icons and bringing them to those making a first impression of the city. “Get a little taste of L.A. during your short layover,” seems to be the thought process here…
Happy Thanksgiving from ExperienceLA.com! We’re thankful for our fans and our Arts and Cultural Partners throughout the Los Angeles area!
Circa 1924 view of the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave., looking north up Western. The traffic signal device in the middle of the intersection is a remnant of a failed experiment to introduce traffic circles in L.A.’s busiest intersections.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.
I have a confession: sometimes I go to libraries without a book borrowing purpose. Maybe this stems from a childhood where the library was like my second home, where I could wander through book stacks for hours finding my next literary adventure. But in my book seeking efforts, I learned an important lesson a long time ago about libraries. Libraries are places where you can always learn something new and it doesn’t always have to be in a book.
Read more on "A Look at Central Library" on the ExperienceLA Blog.
Photo: Central Library in Focus by intellichick
One of the most interesting galleries at the Museum is also one of the smallest. Look for W104, which is currently home to four works by contemporaries of Gustav Klimt, including this beautiful pastel.
Study for the poster “Fruit,” 1897, Alphonse Mucha. Lent by Eva and Brian Sweeney