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Everything You Need To Know On L.A.'s Art Scene This Week

Another weekend of awesome weather—and by awesome I obviously mean terrifying because people are talking about snow. Luckily there is awesome art going on in town and the Oscars to watch on Sunday which distract me from thinking about Angelenos' inability to drive like rational human beings when it's raining. Very scary. On to the art!

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Opening:

-Regen Projects is opening an exhibition inspired by Black Swan? Sounds really cheesy but the laundry list of artists is promising. Worth a check out.

-Our first James Franco art happening of the year is finally here! He collaborated on a film with Gus Van Sant and it starts showing at Gagosian on Saturday.

-Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi is opening at LACMA this weekend. This wins the award for being simultaneously random and exciting.

-Also at LACMA is the Vanity Fair Oscar Party photo exhibition taken by Larry Fink.

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Ongoing:

-I saw the new Ed Ruscha paintings at Gagosian last night, and they are too good. You have to check them out.

-Photography from New China is still up at the Getty. Just found out there is a Zhang Huan photograph there. He's a personal all time favorite and I have never had the pleasure of seeing a piece in person. Very excited for this!

-Malick Sidibé is still up at M + B, one of my favorite spaces, and is definitely worth the hassle of trying to find parking in West Hollywood.

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News!!!:

1. Jack the Ripper might have been this painter and you could totally buy his painting! Creeptastic. [Telegraph]

2. The New Zealand Biennilal has been canceled due to the recent earthquake. [TAN]

3. A former Getty employee has just recovered a painting looted from her family's home by the Nazis. However the Italian government isn't letting her export it to the US? Very strange. [Culture Monster]

4. Art Info has a fun slide show of the 5 best British street artists who aren't Banksy.

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5. They have finally reached a settlement over Shepard Fairey's Hope poster. Timely. [ArtNews]

[Franco via; Vanity fair via, Jack the ripper via, Malick Sidibe via, Hope poster via, Zhang via]