Los Angeles Times

Deborah Vankin

Writer

Deborah Vankin is an arts and culture writer for the Los Angeles Times. Whether live blogging her journey across Los Angeles with the L.A. County Museum of Art’s “big rock,” climbing downtown mural scaffolding with street artist Shepard Fairey or riding Doug Aitken’s art train through the Barstow desert, her interviews and profiles illuminate emerging trends and colorful characters in L.A.’s art scene. Her work as a writer and editor has also appeared in Variety, LA Weekly and the New York Times, among other places. Originally from Philadelphia, she’s the author of the graphic novel “Poseurs.”

Recent Articles

  • Getty Foundation announces 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees

    Getty Foundation announces 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees

    The Getty Foundation is scheduled to announce its 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees on Thursday -- and the projects chosen are slightly more gender balanced than in years past. The nine recipients in nine countries include, for the first time since the initiative’s 2014 launch, two projects designed...

  • Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom' coming to the Norton Simon Museum

    Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom' coming to the Norton Simon Museum

    Vincent van Gogh painted three versions of his Arles, France, bedroom — its crookedly hung paintings set within narrow confines — from 1888 to 1889, while staying at the psychiatric asylum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Soon the second in the trio will be exhibited for the first time on the West Coast....

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