Ramiro Gomez Seeks to "Make the Invisible Visible" Walk into the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown and you'll see a large painting of the Paul Smith store on Melrose Avenue. The vivid pink box of a building fills the canvas, except that out front there's an unexpected sight: a leaf blower. His face is not distinct but the figure appears to be a Latino gardener, one of thousands, who dot the landscapes of Los Angeles. The painting is by the 29-year-old artist Ramiro Gomez, whose work strives to bring to the foreground the laborers who make possible the comfortable, manicured lives of more affluent Angelenos.
David Hockney, 82 Portraits and a Busy Life At 78, David Hockney just keeps on working. We visited him in his studio in the Hollywood Hills and found the walls hung with row after row of portraits -- all part of a project called "82 Portraits And 1 Still Life" that will be a book and an exhibition this summer at the Royal Academy in London. He's also working on another book, A History of Pictures, and he has surveys of his work opening in the next year in London and Melbourne. And, a film about his life, called simply "Hockney," directed by Randall Wright, opens this weekend in LA. We hear about his many passions, including LA, art and art history, and smoking.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad? President Trump is wrapping up his Mideast and European tour. We find out what he has accomplished -- good and bad -- and look at what he faces when he comes home.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.