Jori Finkel

Why Los Angeles is America’s free museum capital

Four of the city’s major art museums do not charge an entry fee—but that is more than just a way to boost visitor numbers, they say

Please send help: a letter to the Getty Trust

Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel asks the world's richest cultural organisation to support the city's struggling arts community during the coronavirus pandemic

LA Art Book Fair cancelled over fear of spread of coronavirus

Decision on MOCA event affects over 350 exhibitors from around two dozen countries

Artist Whitney Bedford is drawing a portrait of Elizabeth Warren every day until she is elected president

The Los Angeles painter started the project shortly after the Democratic primaries began

LA's grassroots spaces keep growing

With more alternative art galleries than ever, many are slowing down on exhibitions and stepping up on programming

Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

As Frieze Los Angeles opens, we look at the LA art scene. Plus, we explore the Met's exhibition Sahel about art from the Sahara. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Dressing for success, an artist helps women demand their due

Michele Pred is asking artists, their dealers and potential collectors to commit to a price hike for works of art by women

‘At 99, I’m another person entirely’: Luchita Hurtado on fossil fuels and new challenges ahead

As her touring retrospective arrives in Los Angeles and then heads for Mexico, the nonagenarian artist is excited about showing her new work—and the prospect of making more

Thomas Campbell, former Met director, sizes up challenges for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

After more than a year in his new job, we interview the director about his priorities

How a vast Käthe Kollwitz collection ended up at the Getty

Richard Simms, the 93-year-old donor, built up the enviable collection on a dentist’s salary starting in the 1960s

The Marciano masquerade is exposed

The art foundation, which has closed its doors, was never more than the shell of a museum

Women artists take over museum schedules in 2020 to coincide with US presidential election

Coalition of curators organise events and exhibitions of art by women at 50 museums

Getty acquires Bronzino’s Madonna and Child with Saints, a twin of National Gallery in London’s

The brightly coloured painting, depicting the same family scene, has been in private hands for decades, most recently the Chilean Alana Collection

How to make the most of an artist’s estate

Four takeaways from the Institute for Artists’ Estates’ Los Angeles workshop

Experts fear California's gig economy law may hit culture workers

Independent curators and handlers could be affected but no major changes predicted in museum recruitment practices

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this weekend

The West Coast gallery season opens with its own slate of must see shows, from Tala Madani's scatological depictions of motherhood to Kenny Scharf's jabs at consumerism

An early start to celebrating the US centennial of women’s suffrage

San Jose Museum of Art celebrates visionary female artists

David Smith in Yorkshire. Plus, the works that inspired leading artists

The great US sculptor's work comes to the UK, while a new book explores the thought-provoking works that inspired 50 internationally acclaimed artists

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Jori Finkel. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack
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Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

Wishful thinking: LA’s latest pop-up art project is both highly memorable and totally Instagrammable

Artist collective The Art Department spent a year gathering heaps of dandelion fuzz for their immersive "wish factory"

Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector sculpture fails to deploy

The artist says the US government shutdown effectively “killed” the sculpture

Honey I shrunk the art: the ultimate alternative biennial opens in Los Angeles

Dollhouse-sized paintings and installations replace big artistic statements and egos

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this week

From the West Coast version of Soul of a Nation, to Roy DeCarava’s photographic studies of blackness

Topping a million visitors: how MCA Australia broadened the appeal of contemporary art

With more than a million people through the doors annually since 2015, the museum is a case study in how to expand audiences

Women are written into online art history at expanded Wikipedia edit-a-thons across Southern California

The group Art+Feminism has organised events at six museums to boost the online presence of women artists and cultural leaders

Max Hooper Schneider: 'my fantasy army of marine-mammal people, across all genders'

The artist dives deep to create a lurid theatre from biological forms for his Frieze Los Angeles Projects commission

David Kordansky doubles gallery space and expands diverse artist roster

Last year, the LA gallery took on Michael Williams, Fred Eversley, Huma Bhabha and Lauren Halsey

Can artists live off art alone? Plus, Los Angeles

Artist Tai Shani and art consultant James Doeser on the grim reality of working as an artist today and Jori Finkel on the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Jori Finkel. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Hits and misses at Palm Springs's second Desert X biennial

Some half-baked works mean this year’s event fails to live up to the promise of the first edition