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Bridget Riley: Painting NowSprüth MagersNovember 16, 2018—January 26, 2019 A retrospective survey of paintings by British national treasure Bridget Riley is a rare treat in Los Angeles, and this exhibition of work made between 1960 and the present, defiantly titled Painting Now, proved that the 87-year-old

“To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.” --- James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (1963) All year

November 16–February 10, 2019 J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center   I know Sally Mann’s work from her 1988 exhibition At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women. Those sweet and beguiling nude images of her young children were highly controversial and fanned the most virulent flames of sex phobia.  A tour of the Getty’s massive

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him. --- Russell Baker   Nobody writes love songs anymore. Nor are great contemporary love stories the subject of films. Romantic passion seems to have lost its appeal in American life, or at least in