| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If you like Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, you'll love the sculpture of Alexander Calder.
And vice versa.
As an artist Calder certainly wasn't in the business of illustrating difficult scientific postulates. (Born on the cusp of the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:48 PM
"Bakersfield Mist," the play by Stephen Sachs that was a recent sleeper hit at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, will be making the transatlantic journey to London's West End when it opens at the Duchess Theatre this spring with a cast that includes...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In a sign the economy is getting better for the world's wealthiest people, Christie's auction house said 2013 was a record year for art sales.
The London-based company said it sold $7.1 billion worth of art, jewelry and wine last year, a 16% increase...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Four and a half years ago, Smithsonian magazine offered what was then the latest theory on the genesis of “Mural,” the epic Jackson Pollock painting that went on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Tuesday following 21 months of detailed...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Randolph College has hit back at an association of museum directors that has imposed sanctions on the college for its recent sale of a valuable George Bellows painting.
The college said the Assn. of Art Museum Directors' sanctions, which include...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Virginia has received a rare sanction from a national organization of museum directors for the recent decision to sell a valuable George Bellows painting in order to fund college operations.
Leaders at the ...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:27 AM
There's a saying in journalism called, "The Breakfast Test." Basically, it means if an image would nauseate a reader as they eat the first meal of the day, perhaps that image shouldn't be circulated.
This does not pass the breakfast test.
At SXSW in...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Given the sunny, body-conscious atmosphere of Los Angeles, it's no surprise to find a thriving field of locally based fitness-wear brands; many of the companies design and produce their lines from start to finish in the city. These new or growing...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
With the new year comes the blast of new art that hits every January. What could be called an “Artapalooza” starts Thursday night with the monthly Downtown L.A. Art Walk.
Saturday brings a high concentration of citywide gallery openings. And...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Following an extensive cleaning process that included the removal of a coat of varnish, the Getty Museum will put Jackson Pollock's monumental work "Mural" on display for the public starting in March.
"Mural," which is dated from 1943, is scheduled to...