Tag Archives: Los Angeles

This is The End

Salt Lake City gets a bad rap. Weak beer, guns galore, Brigham Young and his many wives – you’ve heard the reports. Still, it’s a place that tends to produce some very interesting and talented people. I met Cody Comrie in the summer of 2008, and he introduced me to his brother Michael Comrie soon [...]

In the Studio with Sage Vaughn

Owls with gangster tattoos. Children frolicking amidst an industrial landscape. Butterflies possessed by Dionysian fury. All of these unlikely subjects are recurring motifs in the phantasmagoric paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Sage Vaughn. His work continually tests the stability of the elusive boundary that separates the natural world from an urban sensibility—a complicated balance that [...]

Dumbo Gets Mad

Dumbo and his charming girlfriend/singer/muse Carly. Images and Text by Silvia Bergomi. Dumbo Gets Mad emerged in the summer of 2010 in Northern Italy and has now migrated to Los Angeles. His initial aim was to lay down some marvelous music in an organic manner, open to whatever direction the tunes took during the recording [...]

Westside Story: Interview with Alexander Wang at Opening Ceremony

Growing up in Los Angeles, I believed that New York would be the only place where I could get up close and personal with the types of fashion that I love. Thankfully this past year Los Angeles gave me some amazing opportunities to meet or stand merely inches away from such designers as Phillip Lim, [...]

Westside Story: Prism Gallery in West Hollywood

Prism Gallery is a new West Hollywood stomping ground for the artsy crowd. The three story gallery is located right in the heart of the Sunset Strip, just a few inches away from the Sunset Plaza—the trendy dining and shopping destination. Prism opened with a series of celebratory events in mid November, including a private [...]

Westside Story: New Painting by Jeff Koons @ Gagosian Gallery

On view through January 9, 2010 at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, Jeff Koons: New Paintings challenges viewers to confront preconceived notions and look beyond abstraction. Stepping out of the realm of his kitschy sculptural interpretations of everyday objects – balloon animals and vacuums – the paintings ignite a dialogue between a fascination with [...]

LA Scene: Mr. Lim Goes to Town

This month the CFDA award-wining designer celebrated the one-year anniversary of his West Hollywood store. Located on the infamous Robertson Blvd., just a few blocks up from the sidewalks lined with numerous high fashion driven storefronts and paparazzi awaiting a glimpse of someone camera worthy, stands 3.1 Phillip Lim, provoking intrigue with its both luminous [...]