FEST: 28 outdoor paintings went up for the RFK Mural Festival in a "collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the L.A. firm Branded Arts" at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools complex, the site of the former Ambassador Hotel. LATimes' Deborah Vankin reports. ADDED NOTE: The complex opened in 2011 with murals by Judith Baca depicting Robert F. Kennedy.
MAP IT: San Diego’s now has a citywide map and searchable database of its civic art collection, thanks to Voice of San Diego.
SMART ART: The two California teenagers who visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and placed a pair of eyeglasses on the floor, and then watched museum-goers treat it like an installation, got a shout out by SFMOMA I NYTimes
IN OTHER NEWS: SFMOMA is staying quiet on any damage to Andy Warhol's "Triple Elvis" I KRON
HISTORIC MARKINGS: Anthropologist Susan Phillips found century-old hobo graffiti in the Los Angeles River, reported 89.3 KPCC. “It was like opening a tomb that's been closed for 80 years.”
ANDY AND AI: Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei . . . together again I NYTimes
WHAT GLOBAL WARMING? The Louvre in Paris are racing rushing water I PBS
ILLUSION: French street artist JR made the Louvre Pyramid "vanish" by fronting one side with black and white copies of the Louvre. JR "and his team of six people covered the front side of the pyramid with numerous paper sheets that, when combined, seamlessly displays a giant to-scale photo of the building behind it — in effect, rendering the pyramid invisible thanks to a carefully planned perspective trick." Insider
STREET FEST: The Bushwick Collective Weekend was big for Street Art I Gothamist
CNN writes: "Dubai (CNN)It boasts the Guinness world record for hosting the longest graffiti scroll in the world -- but unlike other major metropolises, don't expect to see much street art in Dubai. That's because graffiti is illegal in the United Arab Emirates."
Donna Beam Gallery
November 21, 2018
FOUNDER + WRITER
G. James Daichendt
S P O N S O R