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  • New York art dealer pleads guilty to fraud

    New York art dealer pleads guilty to fraud
    A New York art dealer has admitted her involvement in a 15-year scam that cost art buyers $80 million. Glafira Rosales, 57, of Sands Point, appeared in a Manhattan court Monday and pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to sell more than 60 fake...
  • Review: The Hammer's Forrest Bess retrospective a commanding vision

    Review: The Hammer's Forrest Bess retrospective a commanding vision
    Forrest Bess had his first vision in 1915. He was 4 years old. He kept having them for the next 62 years, often when he closed his eyes to fall asleep at night. In 1946, when he was 35, Bess began to transcribe his abstract visions into paint on canvas....
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Houston, Texas

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Houston, Texas
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston is known for its energy companies, urban sprawl, humidity and NASA's Johnson Space Center. But lately the Bayou City has been gaining accolades for a robust cultural scene. From the performing and visual arts to food and...
  • Dolly Bright Silliman dies at 98; donated major artworks in L.A.

    Dolly Bright Silliman, who with her late husband, David E. Bright, helped launch the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a major gift of works by Picasso, Modigliani, Miro and other 20th century masters, died of natural causes Sunday at her Westlake...
  • The names of MOCA's biggest donors might surprise you

    The names of MOCA's biggest donors might surprise you
    It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art. He isn't. Not by a long...
  • Gripping return to the Lindbergh kidnapping

    Gripping return to the Lindbergh kidnapping
    So many 20th-century murders were dubbed "The Crime of the Century" that erstwhile Chicago playwright-turned-Academy-Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan could have made a career from that carnival of mayhem alone — perhaps as a decade-by-decade,...
  • An art to solving Detroit's debt

    An art to solving Detroit's debt
    Late last month, the Detroit Free Press ran a major article on a problem that seems unthinkable: the likelihood of the precious artworks in the Detroit Institute of the Arts being sold to help pay the crippling debts of the City of Detroit. "It is an...
  • Watch Jay Z's 'Picasso Baby' performance-art piece

    Was it really a performance-art event, or just a glorified plug for his new album?  Probably some of both. In July, hip-hop artist Jay Z took over New York's Pace Gallery for several hours to stage a marathon version of "Picasso Baby," a single from his...
  • Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts

    Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts
    It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford." "I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
  • Jay-Z's 'Picasso Baby' documentary debuts Friday on HBO

    Pop star Jay-Z will bring his art gallery what-is-it project "Picasso Baby" to television audiences with a new documentary airing on HBO starting Friday. "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," debuting Friday at 11 p.m. on the premium cable channel,...
  • Jonathan Groff to star in Ryan Murphy's 'The Normal Heart' film

    Jonathan Groff to star in Ryan Murphy's 'The Normal Heart' film
    Stage and screen star Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's "The Normal Heart," an HBO film about the early days of the  AIDS epidemic in New York City. Groff, who recently appeared in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," will play...