– Kim Kardashian Inspires Garbage Art: L.A. street artist XVALA — known for stickers that say “Fear Google” — will unveil a sculpture made by dumpster-diving in Kim Kardashian‘s trash this weekend. Specifically, the “Slammed & Dunked” show at Cory Allen Contemporary Art boasts that it will feature a sculpture of a collapsed basketball formed from a “resin” made from melted garbage, a work intended as a commentary on the celebrity’s short-lived marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries. Also included are “candid mobile phone self-portraits” of the reality star, appropriated from Twitter and Instagram and backed with salvaged aluminum. “You can always learn something about someone by looking at their garbage,” said the XVALA. “And Kim produces a lot of garbage.” [Melrose & Fairfax]

 Keeping Up With the Heizers: Are L.A.’s museums engaged in a war of one-upsmanship over Land art? Days after Michael Heizer‘s massive rock arrived on LACMA‘s canvasL.A. MOCA announced details of its highly anticipated exhibition, “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974.” The first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art, the show (which, interestingly, received major funding from artist Barbara Kruger) will feature work by more than 80 artists from across Europe, Japan, Israel, Iceland, and North and South America. (Update: MOCA has delayed the show several weeks to allow for more fundraising — perhaps in an effort to be better armed for battle?) [Press Release]….more