Jordan Riefe

Kwame Brathwaite didn’t coin the phrase “black is beautiful,” he just popularized it. The year was 1962 and those immortal words had already been uttered by black nationalist Carlos A. Cooks. But…

There was a time in the early years of photography when artists debated whether or not the new medium was an artform. Those that argued yes, did so for many of the reasons recognized as…

Later this year, the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. Situated next door to LACMA in a city that happens to be the number two…

Four thousand photos is almost too many, but Annie Leibovitz The Early Years, 1970-1983: Archive Project No. 1, at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, through April 14, has more than that.…

Some of the best art schools in the country are in Los Angeles, the fruit of a long tradition of blue-chip practitioners like Catherine Opie, Robert Irwin and Millard Sheets teaching classes to…

Opening night of the 24th Annual L.A. Art Show was hosted by actor Kate Beckinsale last Wednesday, with “Bush” rocker Gavin Rossdale serving as Art Ambassador. Together they welcomed 120 galleries…

She looks sideways at the viewer, limpid dark pools for eyes, strawberry curls setting off the flush of her cheeks and lips of faded fuschia. Who is she? She is the Lady in White…

Tiffany lamps never go out of fashion, fetching anywhere from $4,000 to a record $2.8 million. But the most sought after of the delicate art nouveau stained-glass lamps are those bearing a floral…