Posts Tagged ‘MOCA Los Angeles’

Three Ways to Look at Famous Legs

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley My favorite photograph in MOCA Los Angeles’ newly opened Weegee show is the one of the crime photographer turned expert ogler with Marlene Dietrich’s legs. It’s a riff off another Weegee image, “Self-portrait with Marlene Dietrich,” in which the photographer leans in, smiling in a pandering sort of way at the actress,[…..]

Offensive Anatomy

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley When sculptor Lynda Benglis published her scandal-worthy Artforum ad in 1974, the one where she held a double dildo up to her naked, oiled, and fit-as-a-biker-chick body, the din of criticism that followed came mainly from art world insiders. It was the insiders Benglis made the ad for, reacting against potently macho[…..]