Art Archive

Art Cleans Up: the Story Behind the Brillo Box

By: Rose Apodaca

Context is everything. On April 21, 1964, Andy Warhol marked his second exhibition by filling the Stable Gallery in New York with pine boxes silk screened exactly like the original boxes he found at his local supermarket packaging Brillo soap, Heinz ketchup, Campbell’s tomato juice, Mott’s apple juice, Kellogg’s cornflakes and Del Monte peach halves. […]

The R+A Behind A+R

By: Andy and Rose

As we mark this winter 2015-2016 season by celebrating a decade of A+R, it’s telling in this age of Amazonian retailers and “boutique” brands backed by VC’s, that there are always clients surprised to learn that there really is someone behind the “A”—Andy Griffith—and the “R”—Rose Apodaca. (Yep, and we count on an amazing team […]

Party at the Net with MAK Games 2015

By: Rose Apodaca

Recline inside a James Turrell? Watch Maroon 5’s James Valentine in a match with Lester Cook, among other tennis pros, architects and creatives, on an infinity court against the L.A. skyline? Scarf Coolhaus?! Yep, these are only a few of the joys at one of our fave annual fundraisers, this Saturday’s #MAKGames, taking place at […]

Join Moby, Shepard Fairey+Me for the Zeitguide

By: Rose Apodaca

I hope you will take the time this Wednesday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m. to join Moby, Shepard Fairey and yours truly in a panel helmed by our friend Brad Grossman, who’s taken the uber inquisitiveness that made him Brian Grazer’s right hand guide for so many years and in 2008 finally founded the Zeitguide, […]

Be My Guest as I Moderate: Designing with Art

By: Rose Apodaca

An art lover, I’ve never been one to advocate that any work be shoehorned into a color scheme: a Jackson Pollack because it matches the confetti-colored sofa? (To wit, I also don’t care for matching my toe and finger nail lacquer shades.) Yet art, the art you want to proudly enjoy in your home or […]

Join Us: Art, Rugs+One Love

By: Rose Apodaca

Tonight A+R joins in the “One Love” showcase featuring one-off hand-painted rugs by “street” artists such as Kenny Scharf, Gregory Siff and others at Woven Accents. We shed some of the light, literally, by loaning out some of our standout lighting. With a live painting performance, the opening night party should be a hoot. See […]

The Loiz in Winter

By: Rose Apodaca

Of all the end-of-year good wishes we receive, we always look forward to the one by Ben Loiz. This Los Angeles graphic artist never ceases to disappoint with the winsomely considered visuals he conceives each winter, and this season’s gift to those who received his well-wishes via email yesterday is filled with all the meditative […]

Help Us Love Deborah Sussman Love L.A.

By: Rose Apodaca

A splash of green is needed, and fast, to paint a full picture of one of the most influential American graphic artists, Deborah Sussman. Called the queen of color, Deborah’s joyfully vibrant supergraphics and visual vocabulary (a standout is the program she designed for the 1984 Olympics), have created a graphic lexicon that continues to […]

The Art of Dining

By: Rose Apodaca

There are few luxuries we prize more in life than a meal with good food and good talk. As luck would have it, Andy and I get to indulge in such a pleasure more often in a month than our waistlines should bear, and at times under extravagant circumstances. Yet one of the most no-frills […]

Main Draw This Saturday: MAK Games 2013

By: Rose Apodaca

Ditch the Halloween blacks for tennis whites this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, and join us in saving some of the best in L.A. architecture at the MAK Games, the annual match in support of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a nonprofit hailed for its critically-acclaimed, discipline-crossing programming to conserving and maintaining 3 significant […]