seriously i have to read this on the plane
why did i not bring a book
i cannot tolerate airport book
i read the whole thing
i feel so much dumber now
i went to LA
kenny scharf and ann magnuson curated a great show at Royal T about the LA and NYC connection happening in the 80s
ROYAL T CHECK IT OUT
this is rosson and kenny either awkward pre-hug or awkward after-hug
steak in my face!
sue has best rug oh MAN
sue has an awesome Mariko Mori Wave UFO
sue tells good jokes
one of sue jokes it to put PUSSY FLOWERS next to pussy vase joke
remember this Aurel piece?
bearded like the pard!
i like this little mandrake monster
lookin into other peoples homes
her place is awesome!
this health drink was a bit too much for me tho
so LA jeez LA
good things about LA include:
ben jones and christina
usually when visiting i just get all wrapped up in “quality of life”
nice place cheap
champagne cocktails in middle of the day while surrounded by plants
but then the driving starts
and the art fairs start
this is me walking around PLATFORM a very uneven (new?) art fair in LA that had a few great things and then some really bad stinkers
oh wait i guess this is a bellybutton
jules “da ball’s in your” court
date farmers at Ace? or was it Acme? weirdyball
ok you artists
show tondo paintings but dont take them out of crate!
poo poo ma
these Pettibon’s from 85 were aweasome
if i had the dough i woulda snatched up these bad boys
for an art fair, there were lots of paintings for once tho
this was made outta what was it?
never seen that typed before!
this guy again
since when are art fairs like disneyland or something?
shit i spelled that wrong
not by swoon
ooo EV undis!
i guess there were some sales!
this Ed Ruscha was awesome
NOT by tauba
sold out Theaster Gates remember this guy from my Chicago visit last month?
you will see more of him soon!
when i think of art fairs the mental image conjured looks almost exactly like this
doesnt this seem like “that girl in art school” if someone had given her support and money for ten years and told her GO GO GO
photo is better than real life hate to say it
he should be in a two person show with WENDY WHITE… TOTally
that dude from Max Wigram whatshisname whatshisname
good thing i take photos of the names!
ok if you were going to have a champagne sponsor your art fair, would you really pick a company called RUIN ART
how come no graffiti on streets only fussy pieces in alleys?
visited skate legend steve olson’s studio
the first stop on my whirlwind studio adventure
there was lots of cool stuff
not all of which was get-at-able
i was getting like a MARK FLOOD and JACK PIERSON vibe does that look right to you guys?
shit KNOWN GALLERY was closed i wanted to see some rime paintings
i’m working on a big ESPO article right now, anyone wanna weigh in on him?
at the RVCA store, felt like i was trespassing or something
peek through a fence and get a fun surprise
that RIME charactering is really great
look more here on REVOK BLOG
i told sue she had great “material abstraction” in her hallway then realized they were just renovating
look its rosson!
i had stumbled into visiting on her birthday actually!
i think she turned 27
oh oh just lonely girl in chateau marmont penthouse party
that is DEFINITELY a javier peres shaped blur!
he went out for fried chicken, i went to…?
some bar marmont ?
its 8am and you have to go pick up your raison d’etre, Andreas Melas!
first stop Ben Jones studio
he has a show on Cartoon Network do you guys even know that?
not this show
its pretty awesome he runs this show and has staff to boss around and has two weeks to make an episode and has a huge Jeffrey-sized screen and gets to make art cathedrals for children every month!
this makes me have feelings
oh that thing is cool lets look at it closer
one thing you cannot get in Athens
hey remember that Jar Jar piece from Hanna Liden’s house?
this is Rosson’s bathroom
rosson is in prog on secret things i can’t show you (im sorry!) so just picture…. ACID BURN!
you are really going to kill me when i say i went to Eric Yahnker’s studio and AGAIN i can’t show you anything but maybe tiny detail that doesnt give it all away
fucking amazing detail of a work for “The Art of the Joke” show coming this spring
did you know Abraham Lincoln was jewish?
eric is one of the most promising young artists in LA hands down and i CANT WAIT to debut him here in new york this next September!
with Andreas jet lagging like crazy we crammed one more visit in
with one of his great innovations, the “freestanding painting”
remember these guys from THIS show?
oh i really with i had that THIRTY AND DIRTY shirt back from Sean
oh WOW finally i get to see OHWOW
you guys saw the big article i wrote on them for the last i-D right?
except for the best one
get it while its still AVAILABLE!
he is a scribblin machine!
Al Moran said thats why he hung the green one there
pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty cool
i like their floor
can i please have my floor painted with this jorge?
stefan simchowitz’ house
got lots of cool new stuff going on
Bruce High Quality
a high quality sterling ruby
but why is it behind plexi?
ben is stuck behind plexi too
did you ever see teh south park episode that has Matt Damon in it?
that is what i think of whenever i see a Josh Smith painting
i really hope at least one reader gets that joke!
here is a ara peterson and a andre ethier and im not quite quite sure what else
this is funny
its by an artist named CHEN
you will be hearing more about CHEN very soon
stefan talks too fast and i didnt hear what this was
chris johanson best in show!
his son morris
andreas morris and pups
oh you have got to be kidding
now we are at PICI
jeff vespa’s new italian restaurant that is awesome
art dinner art dinner
andreas brought men, stefan brought men, i brought ben and christina
but ben and christina went home early and somehow i ended up
at a strip club surrounded by men
picture some euro dude asking me which Dan Colen auction estimate was the most accurate while there are boobs in his and my face
LA you are silly and you make me feel silly too
NJ transit is not much of an improvement i admit
but New York City!
if you can even belive it there is STILL MORE BLOG to be had
got off plane and went to an artist dinner at this great gallery on East Broadway where Joe was in a show with his friend
joe is a fantastic artist
we all know this i know we already do
but still fun to look
this is a jason piece
here’s to your boy and my boy!
they have fun backyard
i want fun backyard!
i want everything
i want to grab everything and explode everything
i guess the psych term would be “mania”
my pink hair is causing me to have manic panic
did you guys see may’s new facebook photo?
i feel like this when i go on art trips
and i am about to go on two more!!!!!