Alfredo de Batuc
Alfredo de Batuc, Poder, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"​. Click here  for larger image and more information.

For anyone visiting LA, or for those of you who live here but haven’t made the effort, Watts Towers should be at the top of your bucket list. If you can’t get there in person, Bud Goldstone and Arloa Paquin Goldstone’s The Los Angeles Watts Towers, is a great way to experience the towers and learn Rodia’s story. The book is richly illustrated with more than 100 color and b&w photos, including historic images of Rodia working on the towers.
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7/12 Press Release

6/9 Self Portraits

6/1 Call for Entries: Self Portraits

5/23 An Announcement and A Call for Entries

5/3 RED!

4/28 Updates

4/20 RED! Call for Entries

4/13 Virtually Yours

4/6 Netflix’s Medici: Masters of Florence and a Book That Gives You the Real Scoop

3/30 Short Takes: Another Mystery Involving a Russian Ambassador; Renaissance Geometry; Tim Hawkinson; New Blog Features & More

3/22 Skip Snow’s “Virtual Reality Trump” and a Call for Entries

3/9 Online Exhibition: Politically Inspired Art: Part 2

3/2 Politically Inspired Art: Call for Entries Extended

2/22 Online Exhibition: Politically Inspired Art

2/15 Survey Results and a Call for Entries

2/8 A Survey About How Politics is Affecting You and a Beautiful Book to Take Your Mind Off It

1/25 My Brain on Trump

1/16 Art and Literature in a Post-11/8 World

1/9 Two Announcements and Two Visually Stunning Books


12/14 Happy Holidays!

12/6 My Thoughts on the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire and the Plight of Artists in Our Society

11/28 Jane's Holiday Gift Guide

11/21 MARCH: National Book Award Winner Reminds Us that Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Freedom

11/14 Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud, hatch out 

11/7 A Big Dose of Van Gogh to Cope with Election Anxiety

10/31 Something Big

10/24 Binge-Reading Picasso

10/17 Need a Break from Politics? Here's the Perfect Antidote: Natural Fashion from Africa

10/10 Something for Everyone: A Ménage à Trois; Beatlemania Revisited; A Cookbook to Drool Over

10/3/ One of the Greatest Art Hoaxes of All Time. Would You Have Been Fooled?

​9/26 Storm King and Andy Goldsworthy

​9/19 Manhattan: Safety Vests and Hard Hats are the New Black

9/12 My Summer Vacation, Pt. 2: A Stop in DC Inspired by Shakespeare

9/16 My Summer Vacation, Part One: MASS MoCA , Eric Carle Museum, Montague Bookmill

8/15 ​Lyric Southern Gothic from Photographer Sally Mann

8/8 I Hallucinate. Dr. Oliver Sacks Comes to the Rescue

8/2 ​Five Years Later: "MFA: Is It Necessary?"

7/25 Welcome • Codex Seraphinianus • Belloli, Falkenstein and Weston at PMCA