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LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art to recognize union

Late last week, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles announced that it had agreed to recognize a unionized work force under The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36. The December 6th announcement was a voluntary agreement reached after more than 100 museum employees motioned to unionize […]

David Hockney says he is moving to France, where he can smoke freely and work ‘twice as much’

Despite being from Bradford, a city in the northern English county of West Yorkshire, David Hockney has called Los Angeles home since he moved there in 1964. Arguably its most famous artist, Hockney has revealed plans to leave the city where he painted some of his greatest works, and relocate to France. Speaking to The […]

Artist Gary Simmons joins Mike Kelley Foundation

At the end of July, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced that artist Gary Simmons will join their board of directors. Born in New York in 1964, Simmons now lives and works in Los Angeles. He will serve as the newest board member alongside John C. Welchman (chair of the board), Stephanie Barron, […]

Dr Joan Weinstein chosen as director of the J. Paul Getty Foundation

On July 8th, the J. Paul Getty Foundation announced that Dr Joan Weinstein would become the foundation’s new director. Weinstein’s selection came after an international search although she is currently serving as the deputy director, a roll she’d held since 2007. Weinstein will follow Deborah Marrow who served as the Getty director for more than […]

David Hammons’ first solo show in 45 years set for May

The elusive David Hammons will have his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 45 years. The influential contemporary artist will create new works to fill three large Hauser & Wirth spaces belonging to the Swiss-based gallery in LA. For Hammons, exhibiting in LA will be a coming home of sorts. Born in Springfield, Illinois, […]