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Mark Rothko

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Watch Jay Z's 'Picasso Baby' performance-art piece

    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...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • Adam Schoenberg's life gives his music some 'Bounce'

    Adam Schoenberg's life gives his music some 'Bounce'
    Given his last name and the fact that he's a Los Angeles-based classical-music composer, Adam Schoenberg has been asked a certain question more times than he cares to remember: Is he related to the late, great 20th century composer Arnold Schoenberg?...
  • 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...
  • Andy Warhol paintings take in more than $100 million at auction

    Andy Warhol paintings take in more than $100 million at auction
    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. Warhol's...
  • Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA

    Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA
      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,...