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A new Hockney show in Los Angeles
  25th Jul 2015

From his classic Los Angeles pool scene A Bigger Splash to his interpretations of Yorkshire forests, British artist David Hockney has always injected the world around him with a vibrant palette. David Hockney: Painting and Photography, opening this week at the LA Louver gallery, features acrylic paintings and photographs that play with vanishing points. "Thirty years ago, I did a Vogue for Paris using these ideas, but it's only with digital that you can really take off, and I only just realised that two years ago," Hockney told Reuters.

NY show traces the history of sneakers

From rubber-soled footwear in the 1830s to a spiked running shoe in the 1860s and luxury creations by designers Christian Louboutin and Prada, a new exhibit traces the history of sneakers from their humble beginnings to iconic status. The Rise of Sneaker Culture, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum last week, reveals how the comfortable athletic footwear developed as people had more leisure time and sports rose in popularity. "Everyone has a pair of sneakers, but this show kind of explores its history from the 19th century through today and how it's become this kind of iconic form of footwear," said Lisa Small, the museum's curator.

Fairey surrenders to Detroit police

Street artist Shepard Fairey, who created the "Hope" poster of Barack Obama in 2008, turned himself into Detroit police last week. Fairey defaced several properties in the city, authorities allege. Police issued a felony arrest warrant for Fairey, 45, accusing him of two counts of malicious destruction of property, each punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. In addition to creating the "Hope" image Obama used during his 2008 campaign, Fairey is the man behind the "Obey" street-art sticker campaign.

LaRue arrested for domestic abuse

Country music artist Stoney LaRue has been arrested in Oklahoma City for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down an apartment staircase, police said last week. LaRue, 38, whose given name is Stoney LaRue Phillips, was arrested after Oklahoma City police responded to a report of an argument between him and his girlfriend. LaRue apologised in a statement on Tuesday and said he was "going to take some time to work on myself." "I will be entering an intensive and extensive programme, and I appreciate your thoughts and good wishes for me during this trying time," he said. The woman told police LaRue had been out drinking with a friend on Monday.

 
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