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Mark Rothko

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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....
  • Teacher-student dynamic at work in 'Red'

    Teacher-student dynamic at work in 'Red'
    In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken. "You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
  • Seeing 'Red': Absorbing play about Mark Rothko

    Seeing 'Red': Absorbing play about Mark Rothko
    It's talky, contrived and a little creaky, but John Logan's "Red," the two-actor play on the boards at Everyman Theatre, is also remarkably absorbing, even uplifting. Who knew art history could be so much fun? Sorry, that sounds flip. And "Red" is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Drawn and Quarteted: Artists Find a 'Landing Place' in T.S. Eliot's Poetry

    When T.S. Eliot was completing his cycle of poems called The Four Quartets in 1942, German bombs were falling near where he worked in London. Given the setting and his own often inscrutable intellectualism, this work — six years in the making...