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Mass protest against Iran's human rights abuses staged at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Protesters gathered at Lacma to mark the Zahedan massacre as well as draw attention to the suppression and imprisonment of protesters and activists

Van Gogh goes to Hollywood: the celebrities who have owned Vincent's work

Californian collectors had the taste and cash to buy some of his finest paintings, with stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Edward Robinson and Barbra Streisand

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Lucas Museum delays opening until 2025, reveals acquisitions including Ernie Barnes and John Singer Sargent works

The $1bn institution founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, Starbucks chairwoman Mellody Hobson, is taking its futuristic shape in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park

Banksy mural, and the Los Angeles building he painted it on, head to auction

The iconic mural of a girl on a swing, and the storied building on which it was painted, are expected to bring between $16m and $30m

Works showing the complexities of life in the Americas under Spanish colonial rule go on show at Lacma

The Los Angeles museum recently acquired 100 works from the period to plug an important gap in its collection

Crypto crash: what now for NFTs and the art world?

Plus, Norway’s mega-museum and a Spanish-American screen in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Takashi Murakami opens major augmented reality show at The Broad in Los Angeles

“For people who are not really familiar with my art, maybe it's hard to understand fully,” the artist says. "I think as a first step of communication, it's a great thing.”

Frieze Los Angeles takes off from Beverly Hills locale, will land at Santa Monica Airport for 2023 edition

The fair’s third location since its founding in 2019 will include more space for food vendors and other external activities

New show in Los Angeles keeps an ancient culture alive by ‘nourishing’ its objects

An exhibition of Colombian ceramics and other artefacts at the Los Angeles Museum of Art was informed by advice from an Arhuaco spritual leader

Glenn Kaino and Superblue find hope in the magic of nature

The immersive exhibition, Superblue's first in Los Angeles, lays at the intersection of social and environmental justice and the capacity for spectacle to inspire hope

Disgraced dealer Douglas Chrismas ordered to repay $14.2m in profits from art sales

Chrismas, who was arrested by the FBI in 2021, is also facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted in a separate criminal case

Los Angeles alternative space LAXART lays down roots with $5m new building

After moving into its first permanent home later this year, nonprofit is prepping an ambitious show of decommissioned Confederate monuments

New York University provost Katherine Fleming will be the Getty Trust’s next leader

Fleming succeeds the Getty’s longtime leader James Cuno, who is retiring this summer

Frank Gehry unveils new design for $350m arts school building in downtown Los Angeles

The new building for the Colburn School, an important music and dance institution, is expected to be complete in 2025

Los Angeles’s Underground Museum abruptly closes as directors depart

The museum, founded by the late Noah Davis and his wife, the artist Karon Davis, announced the sudden closure in a statement that offered few specifics but alluded to inner turmoil

Collector Budi Tek donates contemporary Chinese works to Lacma, including Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads

The seven pieces, the first Tek has donated since forming a partnership with the Los Angeles institution in 2018, are featured in a current exhibition

'Totally Kafkaesque': Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs spaces still paralysed by pandemic

Most Los Angeles art institutions have reopened while complying with Covid-19 safety measures—except those run by the city

Pioneering video artist Ulysses Jenkins on creating new images of Black life

A retrospective at the Hammer Museum chronicles the artist’s pivotal role in the history of video art

Noah Davis’s paintings come back home to his Los Angeles museum

After stops in New York and London, the late artist’s works will be on view at the Underground Museum, which he and his wife founded

Warhol and Basquiat on the stage in London and Faith Ringgold's retrospective at New York's New Museum

Plus, Betye Saar remakes a mural in Los Angeles

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In a Los Angeles backyard, a collector's gallery project expands

Collector Danny First is extending his homegrown programme beyond the walls of a replica of the Unabomber's nerve centre

New York gallery The Hole opening Los Angeles location just in time for Frieze

It joins a half-dozen galleries with designs on opening West Coast outposts, from megas like Pace and Sean Kelly to smaller spaces like Sargent's Daughters

First Frieze Los Angeles since pandemic began opens this week in new Beverly Hills venue—minus a sculpture park

Organisers and galleries are banking on “pent-up desire” to make this year’s edition a success

Pace expands West Coast footprint, merges with the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin

The merger continues a trend of mega-galleries expanding their presence in California

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Two years after forming union, MOCA Los Angeles employees still negotiating first contract with museum leaders

Negotiations have been delayed, with wages proving a major sticking point and with administrators proposing increases well below union members’ demands

Ex-Whitney curator Christopher Y. Lew heads up new Los Angeles art foundation

The new non-profit, Horizon, is funded by Los Angeles-based patrons Harry Hu and Jason Li

Museum of Star Wars creator George Lucas goes on buying spree with international, if not intergalactic, focus

Gearing up for 2023 opening, Lucas Museum adds works by Frida Kahlo, Robert Colescott and Artemisia Gentileschi to filmmaker's Norman Rockwell trove

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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"

Percent for art programme to expand into Los Angeles county’s unincorporated areas

A civic ordinance in effect from October sets aside 1% of building projects for arts and culture programmes