Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, And More Plan Historic Talk @ The Broad Stage In Los Angeles

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Sotheby's Institute Of Art will present Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Ed Moses, and Ed Ruscha on stage in Artists Talk: LA Legends - A Conversation With California Art Icons, on January 18, 2017, the first of a series of talks with influential California-based artists, established to explore the living legacy of Los Angeles' vibrant contemporary arts scene. Click here to purchase tickets. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

A First Look At The Brilliant New Broad Museum and Collection in Los Angeles

Autre was invited to the preview of the amazing new Broad Museum in Los Angeles designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro. Housed in a structure enveloped in a coral reef-like outer shell, the Broad's immersive art collection sits in a bath of diffused light as you take a journey through multiple artistic movements - from California conceptualism to pop art to some of the finest contemporary artists of the last decade. After five years of intensive of construction, the Broad is a formidable force not only in the artistic and cultural atmosphere of Los Angeles – it also sets a bar for museum institutions worldwide. The Broad is set to open on September 20, 2015.  photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Her New Religion

Wearing Larry Gagosian and billionaire art patron Eli Broad's credit cards as charms from a rosary like Chanel necklace, and decked out in other shiny designer accessories, the subject in the painting, entitled Her New Religion, by artist Anna Halldin Maule, is a brilliant psychological statement on the blatant and shocking materialism of the art world. The subject, wearing nothing save for a pair of tiny pink lace panties, in a pose similar to the praying saints of classical paintings, almost denounces the art world as a religion where money is god and billionaire patrons are like sugar-daddy saints. Anna Halldin Maule, a painter who originally hails from Sweden and now lives in Hawaii with her husband and creative partner, uses techniques of the the old masters to paint incredibly life like portraits that explore the themes of materialism and money with glossy, erotic overtones.  After the jump watch the whole process of her working with the model, capturing the perfect pose, and the meticulous brushstroke by brushstroke process of her amazing painting technique. www.halldinmaule.com