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James Franco grabs another role with MOCA show on 'Rebel Without a Cause'

James Franco grabs another role with MOCA show on 'Rebel Without a Cause'

James Franco is an actor-turned-artist-turned-author-turned-actor-playing-an-artist-named-Franco in the soap opera "General Hospital" — who has made a movie, "Francophrenia," that documents the experience. He's about as "meta" as it gets. Now Franco has brought his knack for melding pop culture and fine art in unorthodox ways to a new exhibition for Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. "Rebel," which opens Tuesday, is a high-concept group show that is a loose, interpretive ode to the 1955 James Dean film "Rebel Without a Cause." It brings together paintings, sculpture and multimedia works by Ed Ruscha, Harmony Korine,...

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