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Mark Rothko

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  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, June 13, the 164th day of 2015. There are 201 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 13, 1865, Nobel Prize-winning poet-playwright William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland. On this date: In 1525,...
  • Object Lesson: How Madame Manet and Whistler's Mother triggered a rupture in art

    Object Lesson: How Madame Manet and Whistler's Mother triggered a rupture in art
    In one of the central galleries at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, two women from two continents face each other from across a pair of gallery walls: the very composed, somewhat severe-looking mother of the 19th century American painter James...
  • Allentown Art Museum shows work of William Baziotes, a visionary raised in Reading

    Fifty-two years ago this week, a visionary artist named William Baziotes died. Baziotes' most famous Abstract Expressionist and Surrealist works hang in prominent museums throughout the United States, but most notably in the Guggenheim Museum in New...
  • Bridging the gap between realism and the abstract at Charles H. Taylor Arts Center

    Bridging the gap between realism and the abstract at Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
    A century after Henri Matisse and the Fauvists began their revolutionary experiments with the raw language of color, the legacy of abstract and non-objective art is still being weighed by artists and historians as well as viewers. Barely more than 50...
  • Roundup: USC students boycott graduation; Fox station censors Picasso

    Roundup: USC students boycott graduation; Fox station censors Picasso
    The announced withdrawal of an entire MFA class from USC's Roski School of Art and Design continues to make news. Historic ruins are threatened in Syria. A Picasso inspires talk of inequity and censorship. And Renzo Piano’s Academy Museum moves...
  • Rothko painting fetches $82 million at Christie's auction

    It wasn't an auction record for a Mark Rothko painting, but it was a hefty sum nonetheless. A 1958 Rothko canvas titled "No. 10" fetched $81.9 million at a Christie's auction in New York on Thursday.  The sum fell shy of the $86.9 million realized in...
  • Works donated by artists raise $22.5 million for Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

     Works donated by artists raise $22.5 million for Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
    In a first for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, a two-day Sotheby's auction of donated works by artists has raised $22.5 million for the museum. Forty-one works donated by 41 artists including Barbara Kruger, Mark Bradford, Ed Ruscha and...
  • Sandra Tsing Loh's new play is one of five premieres in SCR season

    Sandra Tsing Loh's new play is one of five premieres in SCR season
    Sandra Tsing Loh, whose whimsical voice and off-kilter sensibility have stood alone on public radio and in solo stage performances, is about to let others cut in on her action for a change. The coming 2015-16 season announced by South Coast Repertory...
  • Picasso painting, Giacometti sculpture set auction records

     Picasso painting, Giacometti sculpture set auction records
    A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million. Picasso's "Women...
  • Picasso painting sells for record $179 million; Giacometti sets sculpture record at $141.3 million

    Picasso painting sells for record $179 million; Giacometti sets sculpture record at $141.3 million
    A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for nearly $179.4 million on Monday night. “Women of Algiers (Version O)” was part of a sale at Christie's auction house that also...
  • LACMA's 'Space Sculpture' shot from center stage to oblivion

    Before there was "Urban Light," there was "Space Sculpture." Erected as a dramatic plaza centerpiece when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art first opened on Wilshire Boulevard 50 years ago, "Space Sculpture" stumbled through a less-than-splendid...