| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Works by British artists Banksy and Damien Hirst were recently on the auction block....
| May 31, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting a two-day retrospective, "Grand Designs: Mid-Century Life in the Movie," at the Leo S. Bing Theater, in conjunction with the closing weekend of the exhibition, "California Design 1930-1965: Living in a...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Here is the official list of award winners for this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, which wrapped up May 3 after screening some 450 films from 50 countries:
Best Feature Film: "Apartment In Athens"
Best Actor: Gerasimos Skiadaresis...
| May 9, 2012
| 8:05 AM
An oil painting by Mark Rothko sold for $86.9 million at a Christie's auction in New York on Tuesday, setting a record for the abstract expressionist painter.
Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow," which dates from 1961, was being sold by the estate of David...
| Jan 25, 2009
Art history is a messy business. And the urge to clean it up is irresistible, especially in the period of the Cold War in Germany.
No surprise, then, that the most common shorthand for art produced in the divided nation goes something like this: East...
| Jan 13, 2009
Coosje van Bruggen -- an art historian, writer and curator whose professional partnership with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, turned ordinary objects into startling monuments around the world -- died Saturday at her Los Angeles residence. She was 66...
| Jun 25, 2008
THE LARGE mid-career survey of paintings by South African born, Amsterdam-based artist Marlene Dumas that opened last weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art represents, in effect, her Los Angeles debut.
A few works have shown up in local exhibitions,...
| Sep 24, 2008
A WICKED sculpture at the entrance to the retrospective exhibition of Martin Kippenberger's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art crystallizes the manic tone that made the German-born Conceptual artist such an influential force, beginning in the 1980s....
| Mar 14, 2010
Last year, when President and Mrs. Obama were selecting art for temporary White House display, I felt a twinge of regret that they were limited to work by American artists. At least two pictures by 51-year-old Belgian painter Luc Tuymans would offer a lot...
| Nov 30, 2008
Remember the Pacific Rim? The term isn't heard much in art circles anymore, but in the last dozen years of the 20th century, it was everywhere.
The 1980s had seen the prominent return of European art (especially from Germany) and the lively resurgence of...
| Oct 2, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Paintings with a fuzzy, blissed-out, sun-bleached look have a venerable contemporary history, beginning with Vija Celmins and Gerhard Richter in the 1960s, continuing with Ellen Phelan in the 1980s and then on to Luc Tuymans more recently. Now, among...