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  • Glenn Bray brings his 'Blighted Eye' to collecting comic art

    Glenn Bray brings his 'Blighted Eye' to collecting comic art
    Years before he became an obsessive collector of art, Glenn Bray was just a kid who loved junk culture. That's what they called it back then, all those comic books and movie posters, the toys and wrestling magazines. All of it disposable. Bray sensed...
  • Artist Helen Pashgian brings her love of light to LACMA's space

    Artist Helen Pashgian brings her love of light to LACMA's space
    On this dark, drizzly afternoon, one could easily miss Helen Pashgian's Pasadena art studio, a converted piano warehouse nestled down an alleyway between a parking garage and a coffee house. Except that Pashgian's brick studio is painted sunny yellow...
  • Cannes Prospects: 'Foxcatcher,' Inarritu's 'Birdman' Likely Headed to the Croisette

    A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
  • Fat Village goes 'Beep Bop Boop'

    Fat Village goes 'Beep Bop Boop'
    During a walk-through of their new exhibition, "Beep Bop Boop," curators Leah Brown and Peter Symons crawled inside the virtual mind of Hong Kong-based artist Alan Kwan. Kwan's mind is "Bad Trip," a custom-built video-game engine, operated with an Xbox...
  • FBI closes investigation into theft of 'flea-market' Renoir as painting returns to public view

    FBI closes investigation into theft of 'flea-market' Renoir as painting returns to public view
    From the moment it was created in 1879, a tiny landscape of the River Seine by Pierre-Auguste Renoir has been characterized by a tangled weave of embellishments, layers and knots. When the Impressionist master sat down to dash off a quick oil sketch...
  • Delaware museum criticized for saying it must sell art or die

    Delaware museum criticized for saying it must sell art or die
    North America’s leading professional organization for art museums isn’t buying the hard-luck story advanced by the Delaware Art Museum, which this week announced it will sell four as-yet unidentified valuable works from its collection to...
  • Mailbag: Bank should follow lighting rules too

    Sometime ago I attended a City Council meeting to draw attention to a lighting issue. Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church had installed some inordinately bright light fixtures on its remodeled parking lot. The folks at the church distinguished themselves...
  • Consult an expert to verify painting's supposed 'California connection'

    Q: I inherited this painting. It's not signed, but it's been in my family since the 1920s. The only thing I know about it is that it may have a California connection. Can you ID the artist and its value? A: Given that all I have to work with is a long...
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Famous Italian Baroque Masterwork

    Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Famous Italian Baroque Masterwork
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art this week announced the acquisition of an Italian Baroque masterwork by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most famous "Caravaggisti," 17th century followers of Caravaggio. "Self-Portrait as a Lute Player" was painted...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone. "It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate." And the tone, which came with...
  • Trey McIntyre joins Edward Gorey in danse macabre

     Trey McIntyre joins Edward Gorey in danse macabre
    Trey McIntyre didn't know he was a big fan of writer-artist Edward Gorey till a series of happy accidents. Yet a marriage between the gloomy, hilarious eccentric and this deceptively lighthearted choreographer makes perfect sense. "It just seemed fated,...