| May 22, 2013
| 4:41 AM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:59 PM
[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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
The Rembrandt self-portrait that the Getty Museum recently purchased for an estimated $25.1 million has been cleared by British authorities for export and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles within one to two weeks, according to Timothy Potts, director...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
NEW YORK — Lizzy Caplan was a senior in high school when she first experienced the crushing disappointment that comes with life as an actress.
"We did 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Romeo & Juliet.' And of course I wanted to be Juliet, but I got...
| Oct 20, 2013
Early on in his years as a curious little boy, Brian Kreydatus discovered himself spending a lot of time studying the faces and figures of almost everybody he encountered.
Short. Tall. Man. Woman. Young or old. And sometimes the impulse to look was so...