| 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 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Two Andy Warhol works of art -- including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe -- sold Tuesday for more than $100 million combined at a Christie's New York auction, a sale of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a hefty total of $744.9 million.
| May 23, 2014
| 9:14 AM
With an album called "Sun Pictures," it's no wonder bassist and composer Linda Oh's music has a strong visual component.
"I generally think of color," Oh told CTNow. "I love painter Mark Rothko. I think of music in color, and imagery is a big part of it...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A typical video by Francesco Vezzoli is a veritable cavalcade of stars, mostly female — Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Mendez, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams, Lauren Bacall and many more, plus a few men (Helmut Berger,...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season.
Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
"Penny Dreadful" (Showtime, Sundays). John Logan, the screenwriter of “Hugo,” “Skyfall,” “Gladiator” — and, just to confuse you, of the Tony-winning Mark Rothko play, “Red” — created this well-...