abLA Round Up for June 3

ïOn Tuesday I pointed to two must reads that included the announcement the that public can now take pictures of a public sculpture (the Bean in Chicago). Geez, how nice of the city to do that. The other is a very “hammered” link to Jerry Saltz’s thoughts on last month’s contemporary art auction. Who know that crotch grinding and bidding went so darn well together?

ïArtist Matt Offenbacher has constructed a PDF flier called Visit San Diego that lists a ton of art events in the place two hours south from us. One of these events include Offenbacher’s show at Quint Gallery which is, ironically enough, the name of my baby pooch! Now I’m bummed I didn’t think to name my gallery after my dog. Poo.

ïWith the discussion of arts criticism dying (please, please?), we move on to the ever popular debate of accessibility of art to the general public. On KCRW this week, Edward Goldman suggests to Eli Broad that LA museums should be free. It’s a nice but flawed idea. Coagula responds and then after thinking about it, I do again as I wonder how much “free” would actually cost us.

ïMy gallery is being invaded! First comes Mario then comes a photo shoot. I think the Rubik’s Cubes are breeding!

ïFriday night marks the return of summer with some great summer-style art events: Summer @ Bank and the Hammer Bash are but two. Go drink some cocktails my dears, summer has arrived!

ïThe art doesn’t stop on Friday. Saturday is hot too (Downtown Women’s Center benefit and more) and Sunday is UCLA day…officially…with Luck of the Draw(ing), last day for THING, and a nerdy lecture.

Image: installation view of THING showing Rodney McMillian, Kristen Morgin, Kaz Oshiro, and Joel Morrison.