16 April, 2011

The Duchess on Saturday.

Still working.  And this, though it is our first true taste of summer weekend (not warmth, but heat) and though exciting new art exhibits abound.

Too many to mention here, but one that cannot be missed is MOCA's "Art in the Streets" show, the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art.  It doesn't open to the public until tomorrow, but traffic is jammed around the Geffen Contemporary.  Artists participating in the show include Chaz Bojorquez, Craig Stecyk, Shepard Fairey, Neck Face, and the near-riot-inducing Bansky (go, Deitch, go).  The Duchess presents these really good shots of Banksy's work at MOCA from Arrested Motion:






Readers, you can sustain preparations for the MOCA show by paying a visit to Michael Kohn Gallery (Beverly Blvd. and Crescent Heights), who tonight opens an exhibit of the work of Venice Beach-based beat photographer Charles Brittin.  Brittin was a contemporary of beat leader Wallace Berman and gained entree to the 1950s art scene that grew around Berman, which he photographed, along with images of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. 



Images of Charles Brittin work courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery

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