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It Was Donut O’Clock at Christian Marclay’s LA Screening

LOS ANGELES — It’s no secret that food is a no-fail come-on for an art opening. Food and drinks = sated audience ready to indulge the higher rungs of their hierarchy of needs. Last weekend, Los Angeles-based For Your Art hit on Los Angeles’ sweet spot with a 24-hour pop-up shop serving donuts from all around the city. The pop-up shop ran alongside the 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) across the street.

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What to Do with Useless Objects or the Playful Political Art of Máximo González

LOS ANGELES — The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles is a gem of a museum. Small, but certainly limber, the museum is bringing the worlds of contemporary art and craft together with its ongoing shows. Taking up the largest third floor gallery — or the place of honor, as I’d like to think of it — is Maximo Gonzalez, a Mexico City-based Argentinian artist who makes delicate and fanciful art infused with a slightly subversive message from castaways.