Last week I happened to be visiting LACMA with a photographer from New York City and we had the opportunity to preview Chris Burden’s “Metropolis II” during its test run.  Crowds of small children, parents, and museum goers looked on in fascination at the enormous structure that Chris Burden had created.  “Metropolis II” is the [...]

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Two years ago my dad received press tickets for a Beatles tribute band that called themselves “Rain,” inspired by the song of the same name, which was first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the “Paperback Writer” single and also appears on the Past Masters set.  Perhaps an obscure reference for a novice [...]

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Over the course of the past several weeks I have been driving across town and back to visit galleries, speak with artists and creative directors,  meet with editors to discuss upcoming assignments, and power through the media kit for Installation Media. I’m certain my car feels abused as my life typically exists within a modest [...]

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The image that accompanies this post is a screen grab of a deleted post from the Huffington Post which promoted the non employee strike  The absence of the image almost increases the call for action- aching void of the screen with the declarative caption says “viva la revolution!”   Several days ago I received an [...]

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“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges Ah yes, libraries.  Remember those city operated structures that are free to join and endorse the pursuit of knowledge? While many universities offer subscriptions to online databases like J-Store or Lexis Nexus, they were not intended to adequately replace [...]

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While the little known 1990 flick “Joe vs. the Volcano” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan can easily  be gleaned over as a quirky or even silly film, it should not be overlooked completely because it holds some seminal themes about capitalism, life in the work place, and the pursuit of happiness.  After Joe learns [...]

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It’s been a busy week in media while protests continue to rage in Cairo.   Lindsay Lohan continues on her path of self-destruction and awaits criminal charges for allegedly stealing a $2500 necklace, one of Charlie Sheen’s candy girls was arrested for a DUI, and Tom Hank’s son Chet aka Chet Haze is outright delusional  [...]

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Google’s latest creation Art Project is the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread for art historians, critics, laymen, what have you.  Think of the project as Google Earth let loose inside a world class museum.  With the aid of sophisticated high definition cameras, Art Project tours seventeen museums top to bottom dissecting the entire [...]

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