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  • Venice Art Walk & Auctions prebidding builds excitement

    Venice Art Walk & Auctions prebidding builds excitement
    This Sunday’s Venice Art Walk & Auctions -- a benefit for the Venice Family Clinic -- will bring together more than 300 emerging and established artists. In addition to the inherent draw of a Google Los Angeles-based silent auction and party, as...
  • Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West

    Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West
    A sculpture that floats. Paintings that take a sculptural turn. Iconic imagery of the American West. Plus: a panel about black conceptualism, a show that touches on the Mexican Revolution, and lots of evil eye. Here’s what we have in our Datebook:...
  • Iraq says IS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

    The videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq's museums and blowing up 3,000-year-old temples are chilling enough, but one of Iraq's top antiquities officials is now saying the destruction is a cover for an even more...
  • Roundup: Chris Burden passes, Venice Biennale-palooza, Googleplex shrinks

    Roundup: Chris Burden passes, Venice Biennale-palooza, Googleplex shrinks
    So much of the art world is boating around Venice for the Biennale, roaming through galleries and falling into the drink — which means there are lots of stories emerging from Venice about art, politics, protest and the meaning of it all. Plus:...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest swings into Chicago, big time

    Israeli Jazz Fest swings into Chicago, big time
    On paper, at least, the third annual Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival looks to be the strongest yet. Opening Thursday and stretching for 8 days across 9 venues and 10 performances, the event will bring to Chicago artists who are based or rooted in...
  • Letterman bumpers get new life in gallery photo show

    Letterman bumpers get new life in gallery photo show
    Nothing says David Letterman like a greasy, New York City pizza box strewn with leftover crust remnants and crushed beer cans. The late-night TV host may be retiring next month after 33 years on the air, but many of the photographs that ran as “...
  • Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

    Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills. But since Nepal was shattered by a mammoth earthquake a week ago, those...
  • Ancient temples, key to Nepal tourism, suffer severe quake damage

    Ancient temples, key to Nepal tourism, suffer severe quake damage
    The gates of Dharahara, an ancient nine-story tower overlooking the city skyline, were locked Monday, its ticket booth shuttered. Yet hundreds of residents clambered over its low walls to climb the rubble heap where it once stood and snap photographs....
  • Roundup: Da Vinci developer speaks, Gurlitt's hoard, Le Corbusier's past

    Roundup: Da Vinci developer speaks, Gurlitt's hoard, Le Corbusier's past
    Arts stories worth reading include pieces on the Armenian genocide's textile legacy, controversy at Kenya’s Venice Biennale Pavilion, a curator who tries to show the complete Nazi-era art hoard, and LACMA landing a rare sculpture. Plus: The...
  • 'Late Rembrandt,' late nights at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

    'Late Rembrandt,' late nights at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum
    For once, being late paid off. Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was uncharacteristically serene on a recent Friday evening as about 100 guests mingled in the majestic lobby sipping cocktails. The Dutch national art and history museum was open after-hours...
  • South Coast Repertory gets second Time Warner grant to develop new work

    South Coast Repertory gets second Time Warner grant to develop new work
    South Coast Repertory, known for its prolific commissioning of new works by both emerging and established writers, now has more firepower behind it. The Time Warner Foundation has awarded the Tony-winning theater company with a two-year, $150,000 grant....