KCRW's Art Talk

KCRW's Art Talk

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Art reviews, news and announcements from KCRW's resident art critic, Edward Goldman. Both fearless and fun, Edward offers a unique "accent" on art. Formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a favorite on-air presence, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in the galleries and museums and at events throughout the world, and he isn't afraid to "speak truth to power." Live streams, podcasts and archives available at KCRW.com.


Questionable Leonardo. Bad Koons. Great Isabelle.  

WEB BONUS: Edward Goldman shares some intriguing art news from the past week. 

R.H. Quaytman at MOCA and Michael Heizer at Gagosian  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp likes the younger artist’s take on the land artist.

Diamond ring or David Hockney book?  

Edward Goldman talks about three amazing new books to consider as holiday gifts for your special friends.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…  

Edward Goldman talks about a major exhibition of German Renaissance art at LACMA and about some contemporary art shows at LA galleries that fool you to much delight.

John McLaughlin at LACMA and Barishnikov as Nijinsky at Royce Hall  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp applauds the important retrospective of abstract paintings and the portrait of madness staged by Robert Wilson at UCLA.

Art Brexit LA  

Edward Goldman talks about visiting the Getty exhibition London Calling on the last day before its return back to England.

Rat Bastard Protective Association and Jay Defeo  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says a pair of shows illuminate the lively Bay Area scene of the 1950s.

Becoming America at the Huntington  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp stopped worrying about the election by spending time with early American art.

Scandalous politics –– the source of great but shocking art  

Edward Goldman talks about great art of the past inspired by scandalous politics. The question is, who among contemporary artists could deliver an equally powerful artistic statement?

Marnie Weber at Gavlak  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says the artist's show offers tricks and treats.

Number of art museums in LA keeps growing  

Edward Goldman talks about the welcome phenomenon of new museums opening up in LA.

Schwitters, Arp, Miró and Isa Genzken  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp checks out modern and contemporary shows at Hauser Wirth and Schimmel and their new restaurant.

Nobel Prize in Literature goes to…musician Bob Dylan!  

Edward suggests that the Nobel Committee should now consider giving a prize to great visual artists.

Doug Aitken at MOCA  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says his show captures the essence of our time.

Pop for the people: Roy Lichtenstein in LA  

Edward Goldman talks about the crowd-pleasing exhibition of artworks by Roy Lichtenstein at the Skirball Cultural Center. 

Helen Frankenthaler  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about why the work of the late color field painter still speaks to younger artists.

LA artists abroad: Bill Viola in London, Betye Saar in Milan  

Edward Goldman talks about the European presentation of works by two major Los Angeles artists –– Bill Viola and Betye Saar.

Gaetano Pesce and Jun Kaneko  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about breaking the conventions of design, craft and fine art.

'Tripping' on art with Helen Frankenthaler and Doug Aitken  

Edward Goldman talks about two dramatically different, challenging, and exquisite exhibitions: Helen Frankenthaler's paintings at the Gagosian Gallery and Doug Aitken's videos and sculptures at MOCA.

Gemini G.E.L.  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks about the renowned LA print publisher's show at LACMA and Tacita Dean at the Gemini gallery.

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