| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:00 PM
On this dark, rainy afternoon, Museum of Contemporary Art chief curator Helen Molesworth is hunkered down inside her office, bundled up in the copious folds of a fuzzy, gray sweater — and she is making sausage.
That's what Molesworth calls this...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:54 AM
A canvas by Mark Rothko sold for $45 million and an American flag painting by Jasper Johns fetched $36 million Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in New York that featured nearly 80 works and brought in a total of $343.7 million.
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Art from the collection of the late Rachel Lambert Mellon -- known as Bunny Mellon -- brought in a total of $158.7 million at auction Monday. The Sotheby's auction in New York comprised 43 works of art, all of which sold, led by a Mark Rothko painting...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Hardened, mesmerizing and residing within a realm "where no worm squirm," British crooner Scott Walker's collaboration with drone metal band Sunn 0))) is the darkened experimental underground's equivalent of Lou Reed working with Metallica. Except...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The circle of artists and writers around Bay Area painter Jess Collins and his lifelong romantic partner, poet Robert Duncan, didn't have a memorable name or a specific program. But it was to San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s something of what the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Guy Pearce and Dominic West are to join Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney in Michael Grandage's "Genius."
Pearce will take the role of F. Scott Fitzgerald alongside West as Ernest Hemmingway in leading theater director...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The event: The Museum of Contemporary Art’s weekend of festivities began Thursday when an intimate gathering of VIPs got a first glimpse of “Andy Warhol: Shadows,” the new exhibition at MOCA Grand Avenue. Cocktails and dinner at the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Music and painting sometimes share a language. Color is applicable to both, as is chromatic. They also share physics. Colors, for instance, are waveforms, as are tones.
Moreover, musicians and visual artists regularly inspire one another. Morton...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:26 AM
A small section of the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art was vandalized Wednesday, but no works of art were damaged, according to the New York museum.
A man threw red paint on a blank wall of the third floor of...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
On Aug. 4, digital billboards in New York's Times Square will flash with renowned American art. It will be a brief but shining respite from the blunt force with which commercial imagery regularly bombards our psyches by means of billboards, bus shelters,...