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LEARN: Alex Israel’s New Mural in Venice

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

Alex Israel Talks with ForYourArt About His New Mural on Abbot Kinney Boulevard


This Friday marks the unveiling (and subsequent party, 7-11pm, ribbon cutting at 8pm) for a new mural created by native Angeleno Alex Israel.  The commission has been spearheaded by Esther Kim, the proprietor of a recently opened gallery on Abbot Kinney in Venice called VARIOUS SMALL FIRES (the name comes from a 1964 book by Ed Ruscha, who also kept a studio in Venice). The mural features imagery iconic of Los Angeles, from the lifestyle and the ethos of the Venice neighborhood to city’s nearby beach culture, all of which are prominent and recurring in Israel’s work. (more…)

COLLECT: Finding an Art Advisor: Nancy Chaikin

Posted on: November 1st, 2011

FYA Talks With Nancy Chaikin About When You Need an Art Advisor and What to Do When You’re Ready


ForYourArt talks to some of the most sought-after advisors in this ongoing feature about how to find an art consultant and how to make that relationship a successful one.


LEARN: FYA Asks the Curators of Pacific Standard Time

Posted on: September 29th, 2011

Carol A. Wells and Mary Sutton Discuss Their Exhibition Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).


Throughout Pacific Standard Time, ForYourArt is asking curators of the more than 60 exhibition for insight into their shows. Leading off with why their lead image is important they will give us topics to discuss as you go through the exhibition and where you can learn more afterward.

Visit Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change. at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) through December 11.


LEARN: Artist David Robbins Talks High Entertainment

Posted on: July 13th, 2011

Alex Israel Interviews David Robbins About Working for Andy Warhol, Making Art, and His Location in the Culture Industry

Given the difficulty of engaging the production economies of the mainstream popular culture, not to mention the lowish aspirations for humankind often conveyed in the wares offered by the aggressively Accessible mass culture, anyone’s decision to enlist in the smaller and more specialized realm of art is understandable.
–David Robbins, High Entertainment (1991)

LEARN: Judith Bernstein’s Never Heard of Any Good Reason for Censorship

Posted on: June 21st, 2011

KUNSTFORUM Interviews New York-based Artist Judith Bernstein About Her Work, Feminism, War, Censorship and the Importance of “Emotional Punch.”

Artist Judith Bernstein, born in Newark 1942, lives and works in New York. In 1974, her drawing Horizontal, a monumental depiction of a phallic presence, part of the group exhibition FOCUS: Women’s Work – American Art 1974, caused a scandal: Horizontal was removed from the exhibition for being too sensationalist. The censorship her work yielded intensified the controversy already surrounding her work.