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David Kordansky Will Move to 20,000-Square-Foot Space in Los Angeles’s South La Brea Corridor

Installation view of "John Wesley: Objects and Paintings," 2013, at Kordansky. (Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery)

Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery announced today that, in September, it plans to decamp from its current Culver City digs to a 20,000-square-foot space at the corner of Edgewood Place and South La Brea, at the southeast edge of the Mid-Wilshire, South La Brea corridor neighborhood, just a five-minute drive from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (Culver City is about 8 to 10 minutes from LACMA by car.) Read More

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Remember When Jeffrey Deitch Made That Weird Cum Joke?

(Courtesy Getty Images)

“In his hand-stitched yellow Caraceni suit, Jeffrey Deitch was looking extravagantly pleased. In the show, Mr. Richardson’s glasses often come in for a XXX drenching, and Mr. Deitch had changed into his own prescription Terry glasses. ‘You think these would look good with cum on them?’ Mr. Deitch joked with Mr. Richardson’s assistant, Melissa, who always wears a Virgin Mary medal around her neck. (‘So gross!’ she later complained.)”

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A Question for Our Readers

Wendy Brandow (left), Peter Stevens, Margo Leavin. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The Los Angeles Times reported today that Los Angeles’s Margo Leavin Gallery, which has been in business for more than four decades and has featured exhibitions of John Baldessari and others, will close its doors. The gallery was also a fixture of important international art fairs like Art Basel. Explaining the gallery’s decision, business partner Wendy Brandow told the Times: Read More

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Thomas Kinkade’s Girlfriend Heads to Court Over His Estate

The artist at the 2011 Kentucky Derby. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Yesterday a judge in Santa Clara County heard the early arguments in the battle over Thomas Kinkade’s estate. Kinkade’s girlfriend at the time of his death in April, Amy Pinto-Walsh, presented a hand-written document that, she says, lays claim to “his grand home called Ivy Gate and $10 million to Pinto-Walsh” and the right to administer $66.3 million from the artist’s estate, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Read More