Oliver Maxwell Kupper and Summer on New Years Eve in Los Angeles. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Pas Un Autre contributor Annabel Graham at her birthday dinner at the great new restaurant Bar Amá in Downtown, Los Angeles. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Ai Weiwei’s new book Weiwei-isms is a collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of the Chinese artist and political activist’s thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life. photograph by Ai Weiwei
Prolific, Houston based graffiti artist NEKST of the MSK crew has died of a possible overdose at 30. photograph by Sarcasm
Abbey Meaker and her husband Sean on Christmas in Vermont. photograph by Abbey Meaker
Baroness Philippine Mathilde Camille de Rothschild and Jeff Koons for his collaboration with the Mouton Rothschild wine label. Koons follows in the footsteps of other artists who have also created labels, like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. photograph by Bertrand Rindoff-Petroff
“Having filmed the seaside and the beach so much, I could be taken for a specialist. Here I show a photo of the sea and we can imagine the wind which, at that moment, whips the crest of a wave up into jets of water. I also propose that the movement which continues the image is cinema, another representation of the seaside, we hear the last wavelet that comes and flattens itself on the sand, well, the sand is real sand, it’s reality,” says the iconic New Wave film director Agnès Varda about her new exhibition at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Cntemporaneo in Seville, Spain. The exhibition, entitled The Twin Shores of Agnès Varda, presented in collaboration with the Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo, shows short films, photographs and installations by the French filmmaker. The Twin Shores of Agnès Varda will be on view until March 31, 2013 at Centro Andaluz de Arte Cntemporaneo.
Love With Stranger x COCO, a new publication by Los Angeles-based artist Margaret Haines, is one in a series of ‘trailers’ for her forthcoming feature-length film Coco (Fall 2012). Previous ‘trailers’ have included a performance at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), a sound installation at the Cirrus Gallery, and a sculptural presentation at Commonwealth and Council Gallery in Los Angeles. It explores different tropes of female identity – mixing personas, identities, some parafictional, some actual. Based on the narrative structure of Don Quixote, the book revolves around three female protagonists—Coco, a character that appears in Haines’ forthcoming film; Los Angeles artist and cult figure, Cameron (1922-1995), famed for her role in Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome; and Haines’s own ruminations. This Thursday, January 20, Ooga Booga will be hosting a launch for the zine at their holiday pop-up shop inside Various Small Fires at 1212-B Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.
Kenneth Anger, James Franco and Brian Butler at their performance of Aleister Crowley’s Bartzabel Working at the opening of The Martian Chronicles exhibit, honoring the work of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, on view until January 5, 2013 at L&M Arts, 660 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA
photograph by Terry Richardson