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‘Bad Cinderella’ to Close on Broadway This Summer

Bad Cinderella is taking its final bow. The Andrew Lloyd Webber production announced on Wednesday that it will be closing at the Imperial Theatre on June 4, after opening in March. The musical announced its closure after it failed to garner any Tony Award nominations, which were announced May 2. Bob Fosse’s Dancin‘, which also […]

Herb Alpert Foundation Reveals the 11 Winners of the 29th Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (Exclusive)

Just one year ahead of its 30th anniversary, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts has announced 11 winners — the most ever — of its annual prizes which recognize and fund risk-taking mid-career artists in the fields of dance, music, film/video, theater and visual arts. The 2023 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts winners […]

Art Auction to Preserve Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Kicks Off May 12, Co-Curated by Venus Williams

Nina Simone — the legendary singer and activist whose artistry took her around the globe — grew up in a modest, three-room clapboard home in Tryon, North Carolina. In 2017, after years of vacancy and decay, four Black artists, conceptual artist Adam Pendleton, sculptor and painter Rashid Johnson, collagist and filmmaker Ellen Gallagher, and abstract artist Julie Mehretu, joined forces […]

Lisson Gallery Debuts First Los Angeles Outpost in Buzzy Sycamore District

“This was a sex club called The Zone. So a lot of good vibes in here,” says Lisson Gallery CEO Alex Logsdail, as he gives a tour of Lisson’s newly opened space in Los Angeles’ ever-growing Sycamore District, the globe-spanning art business’ first outpost on the West Coast. Lisson found the location after The Zone, […]

Burning Man-Inspired Outdoor Art Gallery Transfix Opens in Las Vegas

A 40-foot steel-mesh woman rises, gazing toward the eastern horizon with her back to the setting sun over the fiery hues of Red Rock Canyon. A monumental steampunk octopus breathes fire, raising and lowering to thumping bass. Hundreds of racing LEDs pave the way into the dark abyss of the desert night.  In a scene […]

MOCA’s New Techno-Music Installation Is So Loud You Can’t Hang Art Near It

At the sold-out annual gala of MOCA on Saturday night, April 15, Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend artist Alexandra Grant, walked the red carpet and shared a kiss in front of the phalanx of photographers, before joining around 600 other guests inside the museum’s Geffen Contemporary building in downtown L.A. During the cocktail hour, attendees […]

Hauser & Wirth Expands in L.A., Opens in West Hollywood With George Condo Exhibit

Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery founded in Zurich in 1992 that represents the likes of Mark Bradford, Amy Sherald and Jenny Holzer, is expanding in Los Angeles. After opening in the L.A. Arts District in March 2016 — inhabiting the restored 116,000-square-foot Globe Mills complex — a new location has come to West Hollywood. The institution has […]

How a Top Art Adviser Helps Clients Like Ryan Murphy and Greg Berlanti Build Meaningful Collections

Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria and her husband Doug Prochilo, Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers, and Joel and Sarah Mchale are among the Hollywood names who work with art adviser Joe Sheftel in building their art collections. “Joe has been great in helping us focus and translate our passions into visual […]

The Ultimate Guide to Frieze Week L.A.’s 125-Plus Parties, Openings and Talks

The busiest week in Los Angeles’ art world takes place this coming week as collectors from around the world descend upon the city. No less than five art fairs will unspool across L.A. this coming week, with the two biggest being, Frieze Los Angeles (now in Santa Monica) and the LA Art Show (now coinciding […]

Inside Mr. Brainwash’s New Beverly Hills Contemporary Art Museum

Thierry Guetta, the French street artist known as “Mr. Brainwash,” burst onto the L.A. art scene in 2008, as chronicled in the Academy Award-nominated 2010 documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, which led many to believe that Guetta’s sudden success was a stunt orchestrated by the mysterious artist-prankster Banksy. This month, Guetta opened The Mr. […]

Inside the Museum of Broadway’s “Making of a Broadway Show” Exhibit

“Making of a Broadway Show” is the last stop in the newly opened Museum of Broadway, but its contents and design are pivotal to understanding the intimate and intricate human realities — and possibilities — behind everything floors above it. “You go to a show and see this performance, and it’s so many people’s blood, sweat and tears. It’s […]

‘Immersive Frida Kahlo’ Exhibit Opens on Sunset Boulevard

Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles, the team behind a dreamy Van Gogh exhibit marking the company’s debut, has unveiled its newest offering to Hollywood’s artistic landscape with Immersive Frida Kahlo. The large-scale exhibit, which has also opened at Lighthouse ArtSpace locations in Dallas, Boston, Houston, Chicago, Denver and Toronto, is 41 minutes of a continuous loop […]