Posts Tagged: James Turrell

“Rain Room” and the Art of FOMO

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Random International’s Rain Room has been a hot ticket on three continents. Now at LACMA, it is high in buzz, low in critical likes. For Christopher Knight, it’s “brainless… More ›

U.K. Curbs Its Enthusiasm for L.A. Art

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The Spectator (U.K.)’s weekly e-mail promises a feature on “the greatest American painter you’ve never heard of.” Turns out that’s… Richard Diebenkorn. Martin… More ›

Sign on the Dotted Line

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LACMA visitors experiencing James Turrell’s perceptual cell Light Reignfall are required to sign a legal waiver clearing the museum of any responsibility for harm. Waivers are becoming more… More ›

Cowabunga, Dude

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In case you missed it, The New York Times is having another L.A. moment, touting “an unheard-of convergence here of major California shows.” Main events are Ken Price (Met and Drawing… More ›

Quote of the Day: James Turrell

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“When you’re O.C.D., you want the most beautiful animals.” —James Turrell Wil S. Hylton’s New York Times Magazine profile of Turrell mentions that Roden Crater is a working… More ›

I Survived Turrell’s Perception Cell

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Despite $45 tickets and a waiver full of medico-legal scare talk, James Turrell’s perception cell, Light Reignfall, is booked through the end of July. The work is incorporated… More ›

Turrell’s Ganzfeld Experiment, Part 2

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(SECOND OF A TWO-PART POST. PART ONE IS HERE.) The ganzfeld artwork that James Turrell, Robert Irwin, and Ed Wortz conceived for LACMA and Expo 70 was never realized. The collaboration’s… More ›

James Turrell’s Ganzfeld Experiment

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Ganzfeld is this summer’s vocabulary word. German for “entire [visual] field,” it’s a concept central to the art of James Turrell, subject of tri-coastal exhibitions at LACMA,… More ›

An African Madonna & More for LACMA

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This year’s LACMA’s Collectors Committee was the richest ever, financially and artistically. Museum supporters raised $3.2 million to buy nine objects ardently desired by curators. Polly… More ›

Biggest-Ever Turrell Skyspace Opens

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The largest-yet James Turrell Skyspace opens tonight at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida. It comes on the heels of last month’s Skyspace opening at Crystal Bridges in Arkansas…. More ›

Studs v. Geeks

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“Pacific Standard Time” aims to challenge received notions of L.A. art history. One preliminary paradigm shift: For all the talk of a Cool School and the Ferus Studs, a lot of the players… More ›