FRAMED: “Maybellene Kennedy” Isn’t Telling You Anything

A look at one striking image from Mercedes Helnwein's new exhibition

Street Art Spotter: Garbage Pail Kids Redux

Buff Monster knows how to make viewers feel supremely happy. He often uses a bright pink color that recalls bubble gum and a sticky summer day. His lettering is playful and gooey with the words that seem to melt into one another.

Framed: Clementine Hunter’s “Cotton Crucifixion” of a Black Jesus

The story behind one of the paintings in the California African American Museum's new soul stirring exhibition

Street Art Spotter: A Penguin with Big (Eye)Balls

One might think a penguin would feel out of place in Los Angeles’s sunny climate. Not this one.

FRAMED: An Architectural Sleeve of Glass and Grass for the NHM That Was Never Built

Gigantic concrete and glass saucers in Runyon Canyon, a three-mile-long people mover in downtown--a look at the L.A. that was never built.

Street Art Spotter: Calvin and Hobbes is ALL Heart

Although Bill Watterson hasn't created original panels of Calvin and Hobbes since the mid-90s, the mischievous, spiky-haired hero of the comic strips still speaks to children and adults alike.

FRAMED: The Hedonism of Words

There's nothing hedonistic about "Hedonistic," one of the paintings in L.A. artist Feodor Voronov's solo exhibition at Culver City's Mark Moore Gallery.

Street Art Spotter: Deep in Thought

Street artist Morley’s musings take on nearly every subject: love, fame and everything in between. Usually found on highly trafficked streets, a Morley piece is fleeting. It goes down as quickly as it comes up.

FRAMED: Great Caesar’s Ghost–Or At Least, His Image

Today, the name "Caesar" is most often invoked when referring to the Las Vegas slot machine emporium where Celine Dion and Elton John alternate as headliners.

Street Art Spotter: Women of the Street… Literally

Two well-known street artists offer different visions of means to be a woman.