Author Archives: Arnie Cooper


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Steve Duneier with one of his “Yarnbombs.” He’s come a long way from Wall Street. COURTESY SCOTT LONDON/SCOTTLONDON.COM

Hedge Funder-Turned-Crocheter ‘Yarnbombs’ the Country’s Wilderness

Hikers approaching Lizard’s Mouth, a popular bouldering spot on the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara, were caught off guard back in May when they encountered an incongruous sight—brightly colored “yarnbombs” covering 17 sandstone boulders. To create … Read More


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John Severson Catches a Wave

A new book by Nathan Howe documents the surfer-artist’s expansive career Read More


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Robert Arneson, Typewriter, 1965. ©ROBERT ARNESON/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE, GIFT OF THE ARTIST

Wacky, ‘Other’ Art at the RISD Museum

‘What Nerve!’ brings together four movements or collectives of alternative American art after 1960 Read More


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A rendering of Cameron Hockenson's Migration. COURTESY THE 5X5 PROJECT

‘The 5 x 5 Project’ Plants Sculptures All Around D.C.

Washington, D.C., is soon to become a city of “Nonuments.” No, that’s not a typo. It’s the name of a temporary sculpture show being organized as part of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ (DCCAH) “5×5 Project,” featuring five curators, each overseeing … Read More


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Photographer Passes Torch to Favela Residents

Marc Ohrem-Leclef spotlights the Brazilians the World Cup passed by Read More