Authentic, Imaginative Immersion at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2020

Five highlights from a groundbreaking fair themed "In Excess"

What with there being museums for everything—and brands behind most of them—the word “immersive” sometimes feels over-extended, misused, manipulated and frankly false. Inside the former Ralph Lauren offices at 625 Madison, SPRING/BREAK Art Show reminded people that the category of immersive art requires respect if it’s from a place of unfettered, unbranded imagination. This particular fair has always been one of the leading risk-takers. In …

Beyond Frieze: Art Highlights in LA

Site-specific installations, large-scale sculpture, surreal digital self-portraits and other must-see work

In a few days, Los Angeles will briefly become the center of the art world. With art fairs Frieze, Felix and Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Hollywood and Spring Break in DTLA, the weekend of 14 February is slated to be an exciting one for art enthusiasts. But LA is an art-centric city all year, and beyond this weekend’s fairs, there are plenty of exhibitions worth visiting. …

Farewell to Influential Conceptual Artist John Baldessari

Beloved American contemporary artist John Baldessari died at age 88 this weekend in LA. He began his career as a painter in the ’50s, but by 1970, he had grown so tired of his earlier works that he took them to a San Diego funeral home and had them cremated (before apparently using the ashes to bake cookies). Baldessari’s art knew no bounds and his …