| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Watching the new Blu-ray/DVD set "Chaplin's Mutual Comedies" is a revelation because one can witness a master filmmaker coming of age.
Charlie Chaplin introduced his beloved, baggy-panted Tramp in 1914 while at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. In the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Getting through the day requires a certain amount of repression. There is order in the ordinary: a pipe is a thing to be packed with tobacco and smoked, the word "sky" refers to the blue space up above, a slice of ham will lie still and silent until it is...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, as my colleague Christopher Knight reported over the weekend, appears to be facing a considerable gap in its exhibition schedule.
It turns out that the tumult of the Jeffrey Deitch years has led to an exhibition drought....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Larry Clark's Paris skateboarders pic "The Smell of Us" will have its world premiere in Venice Days, an independent sidebar running during the Venice Film Festival.
The pic, which stars Michael Pitt, Alex Martin and Niseem Theillaud, is "the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A museum continues to grow in Gaza in the middle of a conflict, a bunch of Germans made liquor out of an old sculpture (and it’s art!), an attempt to canonize a Catalan architect, the labor behind art and architecture, and a cult sci-fi flick that...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Ojai-born, Los Angeles-based painter Mary Weatherford has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award and will receive a $25,000 cash prize.
This is the eighth annual Artist Award given by the foundation, started in 2000 by painter Squeak...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:19 PM
On Bushkill Drive in Easton, the Greek god Atlas balances the world on his shoulders.
Hidden beneath a layer of rust, the steel figure of a man has been hoisting a giant metal globe near the tree line at Bushkill Creek for more than a decade. He and a...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:36 AM
A recent exhibition devoted to Henri Matisse's cut-outs broke attendance records at the Tate Modern in London, the museum announced Monday.
"Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" drew 562,622 visitors during its five-month run, making it the most popular...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For the past 44 years, a pivotal painting in the evolution of American Modern art in the exhausted aftermath of World War II has hung in a private home in an affluent San Francisco suburb — first in a child's bedroom and then over a dining room...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Kevin Kline was on double duty Tuesday night in New York City. Before jetting off to an Academy screening of his latest film, "My Old Lady," the star swung by the MoMA for pic's premiere. After a Q&A with Oscar voters, Kline was back on 53rd Street to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
John Travolta is a copyist of great paintings forced to pull one dangerous last deception in "The Forger," a soft-centered crime meller that proves notably short on suspense, and marred by sentimentality that feels distinctly secondhand. Nothing feels...