FROM Iwan Baan
Iwan Baan Captures Cities from the Sky The Highland Corridor that runs between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard here in LA has seen a huge transformation in the last few years. The trend was started by furniture dealers Blackman Cruz and Joel Chen, then art heavyweights like Shaun Regen of Regen Projects and New York transplant Perry Rubenstein moved in. Rubenstein's latest show features Iwan Baan, a Dutch photographer who launched his career with gritty and beautiful photographs of iconic buildings, including Michael Maltzan’s Inner City Arts in LA. He’s become known for photographing cities from the sky to better capture the social and economic story of a place. And he seems to know helicopter pilots wherever he goes. This lead to him capturing perhaps his most career-changing photograph—of Manhattan, split into dark and light. He tells the story, which includes arriving in New York one day before Hurricane Sandy, on a commission for Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. The series is called "The City and the Storm," and it is on show along with other works by Iwan Baan at Perry Rubenstein at 1215 N. Highland Avenue.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?