As the town experiences an influx of young artists, emerging talents are hooking Hollywood with high concepts (Sam Falls), emotional connections (Jonas Wood) and brave new worlds (Samara Golden). THR canvassed 25 curators, art advisors and collectors across L.A. for their top 10. These are the artists to watch. Read More
From the Wood Kusaka Studios in Los Angeles, HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo praises the sports painting by Jonas Wood. "I don't see them as art for a sports fan, I see them as powerful portraits of dynamic people," says Lombardo.
The Hollywood talent agent and the USC grad discuss what makes Los Angeles an ideal environment for artists. "L.A. Is sort of city of possibilities and the fact that it nurtures all of these ideas and enables this type of collaboration and experimentation, I think that is what is making everything so exciting," says Thao.
The actor shares how his mother influenced him getting into art and how he discovered the works of Sam Falls. "I don't buy art to put away somewhere," says Bloom. "I buy art to appreciate, enjoy and live with. It's supposed to add to your life."Read more
The "Zoolander 2" actor fell for the artist's work during the filming of "Bottle Rocket"; three purchased artworks later, they're pals: "Art is good the way they say it's good to play classical music for babies."Read more
Call them collecting buddies: Over years of hitting galleries and art fairs, Symbolic Action's Valentine has donated scores of pieces to the Hammer Museum while Hoberman works through a wish list that includes blue-chip artists from Rudolf Stingel and Cindy Sherman to Christopher Wool and Albert Oehlen. Read more
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops