| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:02 AM
“Your Dear Deer,” the largest oil painting in Sibel Kocabasi’s most-recent series, depicts nine bright-red deer. Her smaller paintings, which are 6 inches by 6 inches, depict more deer, cows, a rhinoceros and a...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:56 AM
Nuné Asatryan says her friends call her Lake Worth house “the art compound.” Perhaps that’s because Asatryan and her husband, singer-songwriter and producer Alan Najarian, don’t see the dwelling they bought last...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Shelly Cox has long admired painter and illustratorNorman Rockwell and his passion for depicting everyday American life. However, the Jupiter artist feels something is missing from his work — eroticism.
So she developed a persona to...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Laguna Art Museum director leaving
The Laguna Art Museum director announced Monday that he is stepping down May 13.
Bolton Colburn started as a curator in 1987 and assumed the role of director after the Newport Harbor Art Museum and Laguna Art...
| May 6, 2011
Mice, mold and leaking bathtubs are among the last discoveries homebuyers want to make after moving into a new home. But that's exactly what a client of Oakland, Calif.-based financial planner Cathy Curtis found shortly after closing.
"The first week she...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Like so many skeletons of Baltimore's industrial past, the brick and steel bones of sturdy buildings — devoid of innards — are found all along the harbor. Or maybe it should be said they were found along the harbor, since more and more of...
| Jun 10, 2011
So many documents, so few being read carefully or even at all, sums up the typical closing of a house sale for a large number of buyers.
"I have not seen a buyer read every document at closing since the mortgage and title industry went beyond four pages,...
| May 29, 2011
Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962?
That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
| May 29, 2011
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you — 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San Clemente to Seal Beach. Follow the advice here, and this coastline...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:16 PM
In the art world, treasure can be defined as a trove of never-before seen artworks, journals written in the hand of the artist, and links to other great artists already on the art-world radar, all found in one cache. From one such find are 54 paintings...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:05 PM
It was late one afternoon when the email went out, warning of "hot front page news" that could be a "big embarrassment" to Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.
The message came from an assistant attorney general, writing to alert her supervisor that a...