Sassy Chahine print enters life of arts·meme

Visual arts
A Sunday visit to the Los Angeles Fine Print Fair — seeking respite from the onslaught of Donald Trump —  to attend a public conversation between gallerist Jack Rutberg and artist Ruth Weisberg, spawned a new relationship! A fateful encounter with a wonderful teensy engraving, reproduced above. That in turn makes me the proud owner ...

Irish painting master Patrick Graham in major show @ Rutberg’s

Visual arts
A rare opportunity to view the works of one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary artists, Patrick Graham, who, starting next weekend will be honored with an important exhibit at one of L.A.s’ most respected art galleries, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts. Thirty-six works including Graham’s iconic large-scale paintings and complex mixed media drawings, deeply rooted in ...

Brothers Witkin, twins reunited at Newport Beach Film Festival

Film · Visual arts
Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin have shocked and stirred the art world for decades. Both men enjoy passionate cult followings, yet few in the arts community had any idea they were related, let alone that they were identical twins who had been estranged for half a century. The gallery show that inspired the film’s title, ...

Spectral ballet studios by Ruth Weisberg

Dance · Visual arts
Ruth Weisberg L’ANCIENNE, 1978 Ink Drawing on Lithographic Wash 28 3/4 x 40 1/2 inches JRFA #0935 Ruth Weisberg GILLES ET L’ANCIENNE, 1978 Original Lithograph 29 5/8 x 41 3/4 inches JRFA #0936 The deeply evocative body of work entitled “Reflections Through Time,” a career retrospective of artist Ruth Weisberg now on at Jack Rutberg ...

“Modern master” says London Times of Rutberg artist Patrick Graham

Film · Visual arts
Patrick Graham, A Song for T. & R., 1988. Mixed media on board. 32 × 44″ An excerpt from a story in The London Times about artist Patrick Graham concurrent to his show at John P Quinlan’s gallery at the Triskel in Cork: A chance occurrence in the early 1980s changed the trajectory of Graham’s ...

Word up … at Rutberg’s

Visual arts
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles has a beautiful, locally driven, museum-quality show on at its LaBrea Avenue gallery, an expansive exhibition titled “Letters from Los Angeles: Part II – Identity & Self Identity Through Text in Art.” The rich exhibit curated by Rutberg includes more than 70 works by 40 contemporary L.A.-based artists ...

Good art-gab Saturday @ L.A. Art Show

Language & ideas · Visual arts
The L.A. Art Show‘s featured exhibit, “Letters from L.A.,” addresses the unique use of text by the city’s visual artists, forms the centerpiece of the fair. And the fair is a huge, noisy and fun community celebration. The line-up at the Show this weekend got my attention; in particular a panel discussion that looks excellent. ...

Ruth Weisberg’s guided gallery tour @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts

Visual arts
Get thee to Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, where a strong show now hangs, “Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then,” works by the Los Angeles artist pictured above. This Saturday afternoon, Ms. Weisberg will personally guide a tour through her paintings and drawings that are on beautiful display in the LaBrea Avenue gallery. The exhibition reveals Weisberg’s ...

Claire Falkenstein book talk at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts

Visual arts
Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe, a major survey of the late California multimedia artist’s work now on at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles, coincides with the release of the newly published, comprehensive book on the artist’s work and life, Claire Falkenstein. The Falkenstein material is paired at Rutberg’s with work of another important ...

Mike Kelley (1954-2012)

Visual arts
Twinkling Coppers (from “Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile”), 1986 Acrylic on canvas with penny and string of multi-colored flashing electrical Christmas lights 60 x 60 x 3 3/8 inches (152.4 x 152.4 x 8.6 cm) Artist Mike Kelley died today. Story here. Peter Frank, Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for The Huffington ...