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City of the Seekers

About the Selfie That Destroyed $200,000 Worth of Art...

What began as a one-month-long art installation has become a viral backdrop for thousands of selfie-lovers, culminating in a cautionary tale and a hefty dose of schadenfreude.
Tanja M. Laden
7.24.17
City of the Seekers

Athletes and Musicians Inspire a 21st Century Expressionist Painter

Gena Milanesi paints dynamic, colorful portraits of celebrities like Pelé and Michael Phelps.
Tanja M. Laden
7.17.17
City of the Seekers

Fear and Family Inspire Art Exploring the African Diaspora

Meet the latest name to be added to LA’s legacy of African American artists.
Tanja M. Laden
6.23.17
City of the Seekers

Artist Who Can See Auras Creates Ethereal Mixed-Media Paintings

What happens when you see auras? If you're Melissa Ann Lambert, you use your ability to make art.
Tanja M. Laden
5.26.17
City of the Seekers

Self-Taught Painter Sculpts Monumental Portraits With Oil Paint

Vanessa Prager learned about art online—and turned it into a dynamic art practice.
Tanja M. Laden
5.12.17
City of the Seekers

The Man Who Got Shot in the Arm for Art Gets a Documentary

Instigator, daredevil, and provocateur Chris Burden is the subject of a new film by Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey.
Tanja M. Laden
5.6.17
City of the Seekers

This Is the Future Globalists Want

The Broad’s latest exhibition, ‘Oracle,’ illustrates what happens when the global village gets pillaged.
Tanja M. Laden
4.28.17
City of the Seekers

[Exclusive] Vintage 1960s Ads from LA’s Forgotten Psychedelic Newspaper

J.J. Englender has been assembling an astounding archive of an underground LA newspaper.
Tanja M. Laden
4.21.17
City of the Seekers

Precious Metal Alchemy Transmutes an Art Space in LA

A century-old produce market is now home to Produce Haus, LA’s newest collaborative arts space.
Tanja M. Laden
4.14.17
City of the Seekers

Sincere, Ethereal Oil Paintings Prove "Kitsch" Isn't a Bad Thing at All

We talked to Welsh artist Richard J. Oliver about why a little kitsch can't hurt you.
Tanja M. Laden
3.31.17
City of the Seekers

[NSFW] Kitsch Meets Cat Lactation in Tslil Tsemet's Giant Oil Paintings

As a kid, Tslil Tsemet tried to drink breast milk from a cat. As an adult, she turned the memory into a painting.
Tanja M. Laden
3.24.17
City of the Seekers

[NSFW] An Interactive Flipbook Presents the Diversity of Trans Bodies

The Transfigure Project uses a playful format to highlight serious issues.
Tanja M. Laden
3.17.17