Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles
This week’s guide includes Alec Monopoly, Morris Louis, Lynda Benglis, and more.
The art world knows that Los Angeles is more than movie stars: In recent decades it has generated some of its greatest luminaries, including the likes of David Hockney, Shepard Fairy, and Ed Ruscha. This week, visitors to the City of Angels can expect to encounter pieces from both emerging and established artists who are helping to make L.A. a cultural hotspot.
While in town, check out Alec Monopoly’s latest addition to the cityscape—a monumental portrait of Hollywood icon and Andy Warhol-muse Marilyn Monroe. Painted on the facade of an L.A. building on trendy Melrose Avenue, the mural celebrates celebrity culture and Pop Art. Next, head over to the “2017 Summer Group Show” at Mixografia to explore a diverse array of work from prominent contemporary artists. This year’s exhibition highlights work produced at Mixografia’s affiliated printing studio, and features lesser-seen works from artists Lynda Benglis, Helen Frankenthaler, and John Baldessari. Finally, don’t miss Ben Jackel’s latest solo exhibition “Reign of Fire,” which explores the nature of warfare through a series of ceramic pieces. The show, which chronicles the development of military weaponry throughout time, is sure to captivate art lovers and history buffs alike.
Head for the Hollywood Hills equipped with our full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Alec Monopoly: Marilyn Monroe Mural”
When: July 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
Where: 8126 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “Sculpture 1958–1964”
When: July 15–September 2, 2017
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “Ben Jackel: Reign of Fire”
When: July 19– September 1, 2017
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA
Exhibition: “ERIK OLSON: L.A. Paintings”
When: July 15–August 19, 2017
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “2017 Summer Group Show”
When: July 29– August 26, 2017
Where: Mixografia®, 1419 E. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “FIGURATIVE FUTURES”
When: July 22–August 26, 2017
Where: 101/EXHIBIT, 668 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, CA
Exhibition: “Sebastião Salgado A Life in Photography”
When: June 3–September 2, 2017
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA
Exhibition: “Ryosuke Yazaki Chijyo”
When: June 29–August 31, 2017
Where: M+B, 612 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “Morris Louis”
When: June 23–August 30, 2017
Where: Honor Fraser, 2622 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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