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Artist Behind Controversial Paris Sculpture Explains: “It Was the Shape of a Particular Butt Plug”

L.A.'s Paul McCarthy, whose 'Tree' caused a scandal in France this fall, takes aim at the Hollywood mythmaking that also feeds his work

How an OWN Senior Exec Is Helping Promote L.A.’s Art Scene

Tina Perry, who sits on the board of The Mistake Room, also is a collector of emerging Angeleno artist Aaron Sandnes

6 Art Exhibits to Catch in L.A. Before They Close

Hollywood's top collectors — including filmmaker Phil Lord, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and CAA's Joel Lubin — pick the best shows right now

Why Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Can’t Buy His Favorite Artist’s Sculpture

Thomas Houseago and the bassist have become close friends: "There's this animal violence to Thomas' work, but it's also gentle and beautiful and vulnerable," Flea says

Meet the Artist Who Moves Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka: He’s “Phenomenal”

The upcoming Oscar host and his husband prize Kehinde Wiley's regal portraits of everyday figures

This Powerhouse Agent’s Impressive Art Collection Includes a Massive Portrait of Tilda Swinton

UTA co-founder Peter Benedek says his collection took off after early advice from David Geffen

Art Basel Miami Beach: Where to Stay, Eat and Shop

A guide to continuous indulgence for those flocking to the season's ultimate see-and-be-scene

Maggie Gyllenhaal Milks Her Breasts, Paul Giamatti Pontificates on Poop: Is ‘River of Fundament’ the Weirdest Film Ever Made?

Visual artist Matthew Barney's scatological epic threads Norman Mailer, Egyptian gods and anthropomorphized Chryslers together for six hours of jaw-dropping cinematic art.

Art Dealer Irving Blum on Andy Warhol and the 1960s L.A. Art Scene (Q&A)

Blum's Ferus Gallery was first to show Warhol's soup cans and the nexus between L.A artists like Ed Ruscha and Hollywood collectors, including Dennis Hopper.

Hollywood Art: Secrets From A-List Art Advisers

Inside info from the pros who guide and protect Hollywood collectors, from Jeffrey Katzenberg to Steven Spielberg to Michael Ovitz: "Art is the last unregulated business."

Hollywood’s A-List Collectors on L.A.’s Must-See Fall Art Shows

The entertainment industry's most art-savvy players, including OWN's Tina Perry and CAA's Thao Nguyen, preview the canvases to canvass across the city.

LACMA’s Michael Govan on the Academy Museum, Hollywood Support and Eli Broad (Q&A)

The museum's director and CEO talks to THR about getting trashed by Scorsese, his $650 million expansion plan and integrating the industry into the city's fine arts scene: "There's still a big…