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Remembering Thinkspace Projects’ Shawn Hosner, the ‘Ultimate Gallery Mom’

This weekend, the visionary L.A. gallery celebrates co-founder Shawn Hosner, who passed earlier this month due to complications from stage four metastatic breast cancer.

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Li Shanmei Embraces the Past, Present, and Future of Humanity

This weekend, Chinese artist Li Shanmei unveils ‘Lucid Dreaming,’ the painter’s first solo exhibition at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery.

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Enhance Your Art Collection With Affordable, Pint-Sized Works From Corey Helford Gallery

This weekend, Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery presents the tenth annual Art Collector Starter Kit, a group show featuring small, inexpensive pieces from over 75 artists.

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FINAL CHANCE: The 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant Cycle Closes Jan. 1 at Midnight

Last chance to apply for our 2024 grant! Prospective applicants should head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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First Friday Exhibitions: An Exclusive Sneak Peek Into Our 2024 Schedule

Our First Friday Exhibitions series explores the ideas and philosophies close to our community’s heart. Today, we’re proud to announce our 2024 exhibition schedule.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: One Week Left to Apply for the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant

Our 2024 grant cycle is closing in one short week! Read our guidelines, then head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Josie Morway: The Fortitude and Fragility of the Natural World

Boston-based wildlife painter Josie Morway presents ‘Course of Empire,’ a new body of work now on view at Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Two Weeks Left to Apply for the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant

T-minus two weeks until our 2024 grant cycle closes! Head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Painter Hikari Shimoda Has ‘Questions For Living in This World’

The latest exhibition from Hikari Shimoda presents a range of mesmerizing new works from the Japanese artist’s manga-inspired series ‘Whereabouts of God.’

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Three Weeks Left To Apply for the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant

Look alive! Our 2024 grant cycle is closing in three weeks, so head over to our portal now for a chance to win a no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Celebrate ‘Christmas in L.A.’ With Crewest Studio’s Hip-Hop Holiday Jingle

Featuring L.A. emcees Aceyalone, 2Mex, Medusa, and Myka 9, alongside members of Ozomatli, ‘Christmas in L.A.’ pays homage to the city’s magical holiday season.

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Submit Your Artwork, Get Featured on NOT REAL ART

At NOT REAL ART, stories are our secret power. Submit your artwork today for a chance to receive journalistic coverage that’s perfect for PR and marketing.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Apply to the NOT REAL ART Grant Now

The deadline for our 2024 grant cycle is rapidly approaching! Apply by Jan. 1, 2024, for a chance to win our no-strings-attached award package of $2,000.

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Shepard Fairey at Subliminal Projects: An Icon for the Ages

On view at Subliminal Projects, ‘ICONS’ features a new series of hand-embellished prints from gallery founder and acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey.

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Surrounded by Nature on All Sides

On view at Corey Helford Gallery, ‘Bound by Nature’ features new work from illustrator Dana Seiferling and painters Lisa Ericson and Yulia Pustoshkina.

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A Very Strange Dinner Party of Creams, Sauces, and Jell-O Molds

German artist duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, collectively known as coarse, debut handcrafted sculptures in their new exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery.

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Kazuki Takamatsu: Your Doppelganger Has All the Answers

‘Parallelization Era,’ Kazuki Takamatsu’s sixth solo show at L.A.’s Corey Helford Gallery, creates an eerie portrait of humanity’s reliance on artificial intelligence.

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ICONS: A Night With Legendary Graffiti Artists Prime and Man One [Photo Essay]

See exclusive photos from the ICONS conversation at Helms Bakery District during the last weekend of traveling exhibition ‘Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture.’

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Graffiti Duo Layer Cake Breaks the Rules (Again)

In a new exhibition at Subliminal Projects, German artist duo Layer Cake challenges an unspoken law of graffiti: Never paint over another writer’s work.

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Pop-Surrealist Luke Chueh Peers Through the Darkness

Working in his trademark minimalist style, Luke Chueh debuts his melancholic series ‘Peering Through the Darkness’ at L.A. gallery Corey Helford this month.

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Camilla d’Errico: Nurtured by Nature on Vancouver Island

In her latest work, illustrator Camilla d’Errico seamlessly blends elements of manga and pop surrealism with the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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L.A. Artists: Crewest Studio’s New Book Celebrates La-La Land’s Creative Class

Authored by local writer Katie Love, ‘L.A. Artists’ surveys 22 contemporary artists living and working in Southern California’s sprawling metropolis.

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Five Artist Exhibition: Pixie Dust, Penguins in Vintage Shoes, Toy Guns Galore

This month, Corey Helford Gallery unveils a five-artist exhibition featuring work from Annie Montgomerie, Bob Dob, Sean O’Meallie, aica, and Tada Koiichiro.

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Breaking ‘The Fourth Wall’ in Los Angeles

Now on view at Corey Helford Gallery in downtown L.A., ‘The Fourth Wall’ includes new work from Chloe Early, HUSH, Ian Francis, and RYOL.

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Call For Artists: Apply to the 2024 NOT REAL ART Grant Now

Look alive: we’re delighted to announce that applications for the 2024 NOT REAL ART grant cycle are open until midnight on January 1, 2024. Apply now!

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