Art Minxes

Buzz-Worthy Flick: Never Let Me Go

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Carey Mulligan & Keira Knightley at The 54th Times BFI London Film Festival for the opening gala for their film "Never Let Me Go".

The buzz-worthy film is an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-nominated novel about three boarding school friends (Mulligan, Knightley, & The Social Network's breakout actor Andrew Garfield) who have, unbeknownst to them, been created for the sole purpose of organ donation.

Magnificently rendered by director Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo"), the film is set in an English dystopia where children are kept under strict supervision and are told that if they ever leave the school grounds, they will be killed by evil forces (thereby, keeping all organ donors within ...

A Distinct Vision

On Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Filmmaker John Waters was once quoted as saying, "Greg Gorman is the only person I'd let photograph my corpse.” If you’ve seen Pink Flamingos or the original version of Hairspray, that’s a flattering remark.

In general, everyone has something they’re good at. For Greg Gorman, it’s celebrity portraits and nudes, a niche market that has earned him an exhibition this month at the Pacific Design Center. Titled "A Distinct Vision," more than 190 images, including previously unpublished portraits of male celebs like Leonardo Di Caprio, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Jude Law and Tom Cruise, will be on display and are featured in his most recent book, “In Their Youth.”

Chances are that ...

Feist’s Look At What the Light Did Now

On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The new documentary about Canadian pop songstress Feist is set to premiere on September 29th at Pop Montreal (the pop rock music festival in Quebec). Check out the trailer for the film, 'Look at What the Light Did Now', which was released today. The flick follows Feist through the massive success of her release of her Grammy-nominated album, The Reminder, and focuses on her creative partnerships and artistic vision. Catch the Hollywood Forever Cemetery showing on October 15th!

For you minxes elsewhere, the documentary will also be shown: Sept. 29 Montreal, QC @ The Ukrainian Federation (POP Montreal) Oct. 3 London, England @ Piccadilly Circus Cinema (Raindance) Oct. 7 Minneapolis, MN @ The Trylon Theatre (Sound Unseen Festival) Oct. 9 Grand Rapids, ...

(Un)Censored Art Films At Downtown’s Film Fest

On Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Next week’s Downtown Film Festival (launches September 8th) is shadowed by controversy with the screening of the much talked about art/sex film series called "Destricted."

Destricted is the first short film collection of its kind, bringing together sex and art in a series of short films created by some of the world’s most visual and provocative artists and directors. Beyond explicit in content, these films (including Richard Prince’s House Call, Gaspar Noe’s We Fuck Alone and Hoist by Matthew Barney’s a.k.a. Bjork's husband) reveal the diverse attitudes by which we represent ourselves sexually.

Formed in 2004, the Destricted brand is the first in a continuing series. The seven films highlight controversial issues about the representation ...

Lomo Summer Sample Sale!!!

On Friday, August 27th, 2010

That's right, the hippest, coolest cameras out there will be slashing prices in half this weekend at their Gallery store here in Los Angeles. Lomography's coveted cameras are known for producing over-saturated, off-kilter exposure, blurring, happy-accident-type photography (think "Hipstamatic"). Get yourself a Fisheye, or a classic Holga this Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lomography Gallery Store, 7998 Santa Monica Boulevard (near North Laurel Avenue); 323-301-1414.


When Superstars Ruled The World

On Thursday, August 26th, 2010

London’s esteemed beacon of all things lowbrow, Lazarides Gallery will conclude their four month run of shows this week at their temporary Beverly Hills pop up annex with a show by sculptor, painter Jay Jay Burridge.

Offering a twist on predictable images of dinosaurs roaming in classic settings Burridge instead portrays them dancing, skating and sipping tea, with a weighty series of technically dexterous paintings and humorous sculptures and installations.

Forget the artschool alumni, last week’s opening of this event was all about glam, with a gaggle of celebrities and LA artscene luminaries on hand to celebrate at the event, and its Soho House after party. TV types included a seemingly single and roaming Gavin ...

Read: I Love Your Style

On Friday, July 9th, 2010

Celebrity stylist Amanda Brooks’ brilliantly stylized book, ‘I Love Your Style,’ provides pages and pages of fashion heaven, showcasing style secrets from fashion icons of the 21st century (like Kate Moss).

Brooks, the former muse and creative director for designer label Tuleh and author of the blog ‘In Her Eyes’ for Men′s Vogue, has spent her life creating her own effortlessly cool, seamlessly unique sense of style. With a nod to the classic 20’s, a dab of boho, a touch of lavish designer decadence, and a passion for the best deals, Brooks ties in her own personal fashion style (thanks to inspiration accumulated from the runways, glossy magazines, flea markets, films, and passer-bys on the ...