| Sep 7, 2011
| 6:24 AM
After getting taken down, handcuffed and kept in police custody for no apparent reason during the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, the city councilmember and high-level city government aide it happened to are speaking out, and the police commissioner has...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The art-themed, reality-TV series "Work of Art" on Bravo appears to be kaput after two seasons, although no official announcement has been made by the cable channel.
On Tuesday, the website GalleristNY reported that Bravo isn't bringing the series...
| Jun 25, 2008
A luxury boutique in the middle of an art exhibition was supposed to be controversial -- but not a legal matter.
The temporary retail space allowed in October by the Museum of Contemporary Art has become the center of litigation, though. A class action...
| May 24, 2009
Imagine a museum that boasts the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Now imagine that an intrepid female curator puts all the men's work in storage and fills the permanent collection galleries with a new version of 20th and...
| Dec 30, 2009
David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated the New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, has died. He was 83.
Levine died Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan of prostate cancer and complications from other...
| Jul 2, 2008
I'm no fan of public art museums exhibiting private collections. The negatives so far outweigh the positives that such shows hurt, rather than help, a museum's mission.
The latest example is "Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections From the...
| Apr 11, 2010
Three years ago I was sitting in a room in New York with some actors, a director and a young Iraqi woman named Wassan who was going over an early draft of my play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" and helping the actors with the Arabic that is peppered...
| May 25, 2008
On Park Avenue, begonias are blooming in hues matching the blur of passing taxicabs. At Bryant Park, the white tents of Fashion Week have been tucked away, and grass now shines on the lawn. And throughout the city, hotels and restaurants are...
| Jan 2, 2008
As the Los Angeles Times editorial board wraps up its series on American Values in the 2008 presidential campaign, we've asked readers for their own endorsements and ideas on the campaign. The readers' response, ranging from calls for experience and...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Slumping: Sotheby's reported a wider third-quarter loss over the same period last year due to continued weakness in global art sales. (Bloomberg) -- New digs: New York's Dia Art Foundation is planning to build a new home on the......
| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Wonder boy: Daniel Radcliffe performed in a recent reading of the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," fueling speculation that the "Harry Potter" actor will be returning to Broadway. (Broadway World) -- Creative accounting: A...