We’ll keep this brief. An article came out Friday in the New York Times titled “The Lives Of Jeffrey Deitch” which detailed Deitch’s Los Angeles trials and tribulations and wonders how it all happened. It asks a lot of questions and points to some answers, while the Los Angeles art community is portrayed as a lush landscape of creative, opinionated, and fickle people. It’s an interesting read.
Los Angeles is no stranger to metamorphosis. As it were, our beautiful city is about to undergo a major change to her iconic landscape in the form of the Sixth Street Viaduct, which is being replaced with a more contemporary (and safer) design. Don’t think you’ve ever seen the viaduct and bridge before? Let me stop you, you’ve most definitely seen and it and, quite possibly, driven over it. If you haven’t seen it in person, you’ve absolutely seen it in a number of films: Grease, Terminator 2, Gone in 60 Seconds, and more! If this still isn’t ringing a bell, you can get up close and personal with the bridge via the webcam embedded below. You might ask yourself, if this is such a historical landmark, why is it being torn down and, more importantly, what’s going up in its place? Good questions.
Gft shopping in Hollywood doesn’t seem like a hard task. After work this past Friday, I stopped by Space15twenty and Amoeba–two places I always find gifts–but walked out empty handed, dragging my feet West on Hollywood toward home trying to figure out where to get gifts. Nearly succumbing to defeat, I gave Otherwild a try–and my gifting problems were solves. I grabbed a little Shangri-LA scent, some Incense Of The West, and a few other rando items–but I also found this absurdly cute and artsy t-shirt with a dog on it by XO | Los Angeles. You guys need to know about this brand.
We get a lot of press releases about art shows. A lot. Most are really fantastic and most are of artists we’re at least a little familiar with, all of which we do our best to share in some capacity. When we get someone we think is really special and is totally foreign to us, we have to share. Greta Waller is an artist like that, a Maloney Fine Art repped young lady with an upcoming show and a unique, weird artistic point of view. She’s one of our new art obsessions.
This past weekend was the almost made-up sounding l.a.Eyeworks Big Sale. It’s was a gigantic Friday, Saturday, Sunday event that we wanted to go to because we like sunglasses and we love the brand. We didn’t expect for it to be “such a thing,” though. We anticipated it to be a small little walk in, walk out shopping experience. PSYCH: it was a brilliant crazy busy retail frenzy! It was basically the Barneys Warehouse Sale for sunglasses–but not overpriced and crappy.