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Remembering Kaari Upson, Los Angeles artist who created The Larry Project, a seven-year-long series exploring the life of a mysterious stranger

Artist who found her subject when trespassing in abandoned houses in San Bernardino, California, and whose formal obsessions included "couches upon couches upon couches"

Like Goya, a ‘renegade’: exploring Bob Thompson’s high-octane challenges to Western art

An exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art probes how the African-American painter defied expectations

Return to La La Land: art is back in California

Plus, artists' album covers, and Grace Jones in the Work of the Week

The Big Review | Made in LA 2020: A Version

The Los Angeles biennial has been installed but unvisited for six months due to Covid-19 restrictions. Does it still capture our present moment?

Los Angeles museums are revving up to reopen

Amid decline in Covid-19 cases, governor lifts a closure mandate that had stirred some dissent

LA's grassroots spaces keep growing

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

US artists and museums join forces to fire up voters

Artists and activists gather in Los Angeles later this month for the first For Freedoms Congress, a three-day event to spur voter engagement

Paul McCarthy's Hammer Museum retrospective reveals lines of continuity

Los Angeles exhibition reveals how drawings have shaped the multi-media artist’s work over 56 years

Ten must-see shows during Frieze Los Angeles

From Paul McCarthy's monkey self-portrait to a New York apartment made of polyester, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

Stephen Garrett, inaugural director of the Getty and the Hammer, has died, aged 96

“Bon vivant” took over at the museum's villa and expanded its mission after J. Paul Getty died in 1976

Serpentine opens first institutional survey of Luchita Hurtado, while Tate St Ives welcomes Huguette Caland

Santa Monica-based artist, "discovered" at 94, has a retrospective in London and the 88-year-old Lebanese artist makes her UK debut in Cornwall

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

Recognising Victor Hugo as an avant-garde artist

Drawings in a show opening at the Hammer testify to his feverish spiritual side

Will Ferrell and Joel McHale try to make sense of the art at LA’s Hammer Museum

Wonderfully tongue in cheek video, the museum's curator Aram Moshayedi takes the actors on a mock VIP tour of the show Stories of Almost Everyone

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“Curator’s essay traduces my wife’s work” says husband of Lee Bontecou

William Giles stated that an essay by Robert Storr misrepresented Bontecou's work