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Arthur Pinajian: An art-world genius lost, found and now worth millions

Arthur Pinajian, Untitled

Wedged between a hair salon and yogurt shop, Stephanie’s Fine Art Gallery is a narrow, unpretentious exhibition space and frame shop in a strip mall on Foothill Boulevard in La Canada. There is no “Stephanie” here. The owners are Linda and Sepon Stepanian, Turkish-born Armenians who have run custom frame shops in this area for decades now. They also represent a few high-caliber international artists, selling to a loyal local clientele. “We love this business,” Linda Stepanian says. The room’s veneer is pastel contemporary, dominated by the … [Read more...]

Performance/Art Arrives at LAX Airport

Sarah Elgart's "Everywhere Nowhere," held at LAX airport. Photo: Kelly Barrie, Panic Studio LA

[A version of this piece originally ran on the L.A. Weekly arts blog.] The current renovations and re-branding of Los Angeles International Airport is delivering frustrating, mixed cues for its art. In its first public arts festival -- "Influx: Art at LAX," running through Dec. 31 -- a few of the newly designed and curated exhibition spaces -- as well as Sarah Elgart's Everywhere Nowhere performance piece, held this past weekend -- had enough firepower to wrest one's attention from the immensity and chaos of airport commerce. Yet others lost … [Read more...]

David Rakoff on Dance

Life is just a series of dances. I will miss Rakoff so much. … [Read more...]

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