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  • Topless Beatrice Arthur painting part of record $495-million auction

    Did it come with a card attached that says, "Thank you for being a friend"? A 1991 painting depicting a topless Bea Arthur that was created by artist John Currin has sold at an auction Wednesday for $1.9 million. The sale was part of a larger Christie's...
  • Our Laguna: Friends all about lunching and reading

    Our Laguna: Friends all about lunching and reading
    Hats and books were the order of the day at the luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Library on Tuesday at Three Seventy Common. "Ladies Who Lunch….and Read" reviewed books they recommended to supporters of the library and competed for prizes...
  • At Walters' Richard Caton Woodville exhibit, a 20th painting discovered

    At Walters' Richard Caton Woodville exhibit, a 20th painting discovered
    For the past 158 years, art historians thought that the painter Richard Caton Woodville, the James Dean of his generation, had completed just 19 paintings before he died of a morphine overdose in 1855 at age 30. Now, we know that there were 20. Joy...
  • Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk

    Ocean Gallery marks 50 wild-and-wacky years on the boardwalk
    All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery, and if he's not playing boardwalk...
  • The creative process behind Edward Hopper's paintings

    NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission. Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...
  • Playing the name game

    Playing the name game
    With the power of his middle name, Randal Bennett prevented a website being created for a winery that didn't exist. Those are the peculiar facts of the arrangement that ultimately led to Townley Gallery in Laguna Beach providing artwork for the bottle...
  • Jimmy Kimmel denies he bought Bea Arthur painting [Updated]

    Jimmy Kimmel denies he bought Bea Arthur painting [Updated]
    [Updated] Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter late Friday to deny that he was the buyer of John Currin's nude Bea Arthur painting, contradicting an earlier tweet confirming that he was. He also denied that he had given the painting to fellow comedian Jeffrey...
  • NYFF 2013: How Penn & Teller came to make a movie about Dutch painting

    NYFF 2013: How Penn & Teller came to make a movie about Dutch painting
    NEW YORK -- When the popular magician and entertainer Penn Jillette walked into the offices of Hollywood executives several years ago to pitch a documentary about the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, he was met with skepticism. After all, Jillette and...
  • Plenty of colors on the green

    Plenty of colors on the green
    Members of the public are invited to pack the Aliso Creek Golf Course on Oct. 17. They'll just have to leave their golf clubs at home. For the first time, Aliso Creek Inn will host the 15th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, which...
  • The Valley Line: Construction of float framework makes headway

    The Valley Line: Construction of float framework makes headway
    We are just rounding the corner of the second week of October and there's scarcely a colored leaf in sight. Last Sunday I was admiring the beautiful cirrus clouds that were lightly streaking across the sky and was amazed to a see a short but straight...
  • Wayne Thiebaud donates works to Laguna Art Museum

    Wayne Thiebaud donates works to Laguna Art Museum
    Artist Wayne Thiebaud has donated an oil painting and a group of six prints to the Laguna Art Museum in Orange County. The gift was made official on Saturday at a museum ceremony where Thiebaud was honored with the California Art Award in recognition of...