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Start Your Art Collection With Affordable Works From These Contemporary Artists

Corey Helford Gallery’s annual small works exhibition offers collectors with a limited budget the chance to purchase art from their favorite creators.

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Collage Artist Elliott Hundley Embraces Excess and Chaos

On view at Regen Projects, new works from Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley capture the dizzying effects of living in a fast-paced modern world.

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Announcing First Friday Exhibitions: A Curated Series From NOT REAL ART

Say hello to First Friday Exhibitions, an all-new exhibition series designed to inspire readers with the artwork and artists we love throughout 2023.

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Cult Classic Film ‘The Last Unicorn’ Celebrates 40 Years on Screen and in Our Hearts

On view at Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery, ‘The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary’ group show presents new work from over 70 internationally renowned artists.

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German Painter Daniel Richter Returns to LA With Color and Fury

Now on view at LA’s Regen Projects, Daniel Richter’s new solo exhibition, ‘Furor II’ is an exercise in repetition, transformation, and metamorphosis.

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Yura Adams’ Icy, Poetic Works Arrive Just in Time For Winter

Inspired by bone-chilling cold, slippery ice, and blustering winds, Yura Adams’ ‘Frostline Series’ merges environmental science with poetic interpretation.

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ADD FUEL: The ‘Bizarre and Joyful’ Marriage of Pop-Culture and Portuguese Tiling

Playful and intimate, ADD FUEL’s postmodern interpretation of traditional Portuguese tiling narrates the artist’s journey from adolescence into adulthood.

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Pop-Surrealist Brandi Milne Bridges the Gap Between Halloween and Christmas

A new exhibition from painter Brandi Milne combines childlike joy with a looming, persistent darkness that emerges from the artist’s subconscious.

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Rammellzee: The Subversive Philosophy of ‘Gothic Futurism’ Arrives in LA

Legendary graffiti writer and fine artist Rammellzee receives a three-decade retrospective at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Paintings of Innocence and Experience From Children’s Book Illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli

The latest solo show from Nicoletta Ceccoli explores the ways innocence and childlike wonder can curdle into disappointment, depression, and darkness.

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Hypnotic Paintings and Drawings From June Edmonds ‘Feel Like Love’

Inspired by her meditation practice, abstract artist June Edmonds combines color, movement, and balance in her latest solo show, ‘Rhythmic Inquisitions.’

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Collage Artist Marina Heintze Asks Americans to Put the Ballot Back in the Box

Using patriotic symbols and phrases, mixed-media artist Marina Heintze reflects on personal liberties and female agency in contemporary America.

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‘Type to Image’: Marta Cerdà Alimbau Blurs the Line Between Typography and Illustration

Recently released by UK publishers Counter-Print, ‘Type to Image’ showcases Marta Cerdà Alimbau’s eclectic style, from calligraphy to advertorial graphics.

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‘A Multitude of Voices’: Chilean Artist Manuela Viera-Gallo Wants Women to be Heard

Mesmerized by the nuances of the female experience, Manuela Viera-Gallo centers her work on women, dissecting their expected and chosen roles.

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Ben Frost Ties Hyper-Consumerism to Addiction

Subverting messages from mainstream media, Ben Frost’s acerbic commentary on advertising, entertainment, and politics is self-aware without being self-serious.

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A Tree Grows in Los Angeles: Glenn Kaino’s Immersive Installation Captures the Magic of the Natural World

An immersive art show from Glenn Kaino, The Atlantic, and Superblue, ‘A Forest for the Trees’ inspires audiences to reimagine their relationship with the natural world.

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Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens: The Creative Power of Friendship

In a new body of collaborative work, emerging South African artists Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens explore the tender familiarity of friendship.

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Sad Sack Illustrator Travis Lampe Laughs in the Face of Fate

Influenced by fortune telling, mystical divination, and a healthy dose of pessimism, illustrator Travis Lampe debuts new work with a tragicomic vibe.

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Pop Art Meets the Apocalypse in D*Face’s Hollywood-Inspired Work

Deceptively rose-tinted, new work from multimedia artist D*Face reveals the hairline fractures appearing in our quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society.

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The Empty Promises of Luxury

‘Luxury’ Adjacent, a group exhibition at MASH Gallery, pokes fun at the more ridiculous aspects of consumer culture, in all of its artificial, materialistic glory.

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Deborah Roberts Reveals the Rhapsodic Beauty of Black Childhood

Set against stark backdrops, Deborah Roberts’ dynamic portraits of Black boys and girls explore race, beauty, and identity.

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True Colors: Photographer James Welling Unveils the Myth of White Marble

Digital photographer James Welling applies unnatural color to Greek and Roman statues, a choice that shreds contemporary assumptions about race and ancient aesthetics.

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Sonya Fe Paints For Women, Children, and Those Who Bear the Weight of the World

Chicana artist Sonya Fe presents ‘Three Blocks from Dogtown,’ a biographical solo show exploring the cultural issues affecting our most vulnerable citizens.

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Japanese Painter Ryoko Kaneta Looks at Nature With Wide Eyes

Emerging artist Ryoko Kaneta creates manga-style artwork that plays on an ancient Japanese philosophy: that god dwells in all beings throughout the universe.

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