Source: LAist - As they reprted, "the crayon-inspired house that popped up at Washington Blvd. and Compton Ave. is indeed the work of Banksy. The British street artist has now claimed the "Crayon Foreclosure" and two other new works, "Caution Fun!" and "This Looks a Bit Like an Elephant," via his website.
Melrose and Fairfax have confirmed the trailer painted with "This Looks a Bit Like an Elephant" is located in Santa Monica: "If you're taking the 10 west it turns into the pch. It will be on the right side across from the first state beach parking lot." However, they have not confirmed the location of the "Caution Fun!" (or kite crossing) piece; some suggest Long Beach.
Source: ZocaloPublicSquare - Guillermo del Toro knows his monsters, whether they’re vampires, ghosts, mythical beings, hell beasts or humans. His richly written creations are also visual marvels - from the grey-skinned ghost of “The Devil’s Backbone” to the rickety, mossy faun of “Pan’s Labyrinth”. They occupy elaborately constructed fantasy worlds that, however gory and strange, have at their center sharply felt human emotion.
Del Toro, whose upcoming projects include a remake of “Frankenstein” and a three-part video game called inSANE, visits Zócalo to talk about his work, his vision, and why the monstrous and the human are so closely connected.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011, 7:30 PM
ArcLight Hollywood 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA, Between Vine and Ivar, with DeLongpre to the south. Parking $2 with validation.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Benefit and Vernissage - Be the first to preview art from 100 top galleries and enjoy culinary delights and specialty beverages courtesy of L.A.'s finest restaurants. Ticket proceeds help bring the experience of art to special children in Los Angeles. Open to the public. Attend the event for a chance to win an exclusive tour of China for two including airfare by Viking River Cruises (Valued at $16,000) or an original Russell Young Silkscreen (Valued at $1,000). No purchase necessary.To purchase Opening Night tickets by check, make your check payable to The Art of Elysium and mail to 3278 Wilshire Blvd.-Penthouse Los Angeles, CA. 90010. Please include how many tickets and whether they are “friend” or “patron” level. Tickets will be mailed out to the address on the check unless otherwise requested.
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall A Los Angeles, CA 90015
From Rembrandt to Ruscha and Beyond: Painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video, over 100 prominent galleries from around the globe. Located in the heart of LA and immediately adjacent to an exciting and diverse arts community, luxury hotels, and world-class restaurants, the Los Angeles Art Show plays host to an international art-buying public, reconfirms the ambitions and commitment of LA's homegrown collectors, and further defines the city of Los Angeles as a global art-hub.
Source: LA Times - The mural outside Erma Winfield's Mid-City home has a Grandma Moses look to it. And not just because the artist who painted it is 94, either. The artwork stretches across a 40-foot fence and depicts the four seasons in a linear, primitive folk-art style that captures scenes from Winfield's past, just as Grandma Moses' work did when she took up painting in her 70s. Like Moses, Winfield was raised on a farm and is a self-taught artist whose paintings are based on photos as well as her own memory. And like Moses, she paints on unexpected surfaces: Moses favored cardboard, and Winfield used corrugated fiberglass panels as her canvas.