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Oh, man. So I’ve never been shy about my affection for procedural dramas.

This is just a section of a bigger piece called Camping by Brandon Bird, who curated an entire show entitled These Are Their Stories. Each piece is based on a one-line episode synopsis of Law and Order, and they are fantastic.

I don’t know how I missed this show, but I’m seriously irritated that I did.

You can see more work and read more about the process here.

Or order prints to be shipped to you internationally, like my family did when I showed them the site. Great minds.

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Oh My Little.

For your clicking-through pleasure.

My Little Andy Warhol, Marika Surinen

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Eggshells & Elevators.

My friend Carl saw a documentary on Jeff Koons and loved it, so I suggested we pop into LACMA to see the balloon dog. I’ve never looked so closely at his work, and I’ve definitely never liked it this much. The Cracked Egg is for sure my favorite. Inaugural_Installation BCAM

I wish I had a shot of the gallery from the fish-eye reflection of the egg, but of course I politely asked if it was okay to take a picture before trying, and the guard said no. Next time I’ll play dumb and get one.

Koons’ website is here, and he has an upcoming show here.

We also decided that they should paint the regular sized elevator in the BCAM to look just like the big one, so that when you get in you feel like a giant. Then they can put little figurines on the floor so you can Godzilla stomp all around them.

(We flagged down our LACMA Educator guy and he said he’d put our idea in the suggestion box.)

Oh, and for the record, I can safely say that the Joseph Beuys show next door went completely over my head, and not in the good, “ooh, I want to investigate” way but more in the “meh, this is over my head and I don’t really care” way.

Kinda bummed it’s gonna be in the Ellsworth Kelly room until July, but I’m sure someone will love it.

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Inside Out.

Just a little fun from the flip side.

Bear #36More inside out friends here.

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I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery last week (sadly they abbreviate the name all over the place) and saw a show on recent art from BC. The show was a little ‘meh’, but I’m probably a little spoiled.

This guy makes ceramic sculptures that combine porcelain vases from the Ming Dynasty with Manga. Not my cup of tea, but he certainly gets kick-ass points for originality.

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(And yes, I’m sure he came up with, and then promptly vetoed, my awesome pun.)

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Vexed.

The Vexed Man, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German, after 1770

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The Vexed Man, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, after 1770, alabaster

Such a good title, right? I’m taking this class for educators at the Getty Center, which is of course really fun for the museum nerd in me.

This week we did on study on him:

Sure it was the Enlightenment–people were into science, reason, etc., but the best part is that the artist most likely had undiagnosed schizophrenia, and was hoping to “ward away spirits that invaded his mind”. Needless to say, he’s not the one who titled it.

Way better story, no?

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Beasties.

There’s an exhibit at Gallery 1988 right now called “Under the Influence: The Official Art Tribute to Beastie Boys”. I think the best part is the variety of mediums–there’s everything from painting, to stained glass, to stuffed dolls. The “influence” part is pretty varied, too. Some pieces are inspired by lyrics, others by the Beasties’ “look” and others are just really interesting portraits. Below are just a few of the ones I liked. I linked them to each artist’s blog or webpage. The show has a blog at http://beasties88.blogspot.com/ and you can see all of the pieces there.

Los Beastie Boys, Michael Alvarez

Los Beastie Boys, Michael Alvarez

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Soundwaves, Ken Garduno

Soundwaves, Ken Garduno

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Bone-Up-Hard, Jason D'Aquino

Bone-Up-Hard, Jason D’Aquino

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Socialize, Roland Tamayo

Socialize, Roland Tamayo

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Stitchbeasties, Ellen Schinderman

Stitchbeasties, Ellen Schinderman

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Tokyo 2, Eric Tan

Tokyo 2, Eric Tan

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