L.A. billboard update

Film · Visual arts
Trolling Sunset Boulevard (which is normally a lot of fun) got an added boost in the form of this huge placard, an open birthday card to Zsa Zsa Gabor, who is now resting at home in Beverly Hills.  Zsa Zsa’s main squeeze, aka Prince Frederic von Anhalt, enjoys using billboards as a means of self-expression. ...

Mick Jagger’s ‘Exile,’ says fellow traveler John Van Hamersveld, named in downtown Los Angeles 1

Music · Visual arts
Who knew? When we were high school kids in suburban Pittsburgh in 1972, devouring the images on the cover of The Rolling Stones’s unspeakably great double album, “Exile on Main Street,” who knew that 39 years later, in a Los Angeles art gallery, I’d have a nice chat with the graphic artist who created the ...

You wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy: street art

Visual arts
It was a tough Friday morning when Jack Rutberg arrived at his handsome LaBrea Avenue art gallery. A “street artist” had been “creative” on his building. Here’s what Jack has going on inside. “Some Assembly Required,” a marvelous show of collage art.

ROA wrangles the rats of Los Angeles 2

Visual arts
All-Los Angeles materials — gnarly wooden boards, found rubble, discarded t.v. sets, sheet metal — form the foundation for the visiting Belgian artist ROA’s between-the-cracks, garbage-dumpster-at-night art show at the cool New Puppy Gallery. On these outsized flat surfaces, ROA paints precise portraits of critters and vermin. No, not the denizens of the L.A. art ...