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  • What is an artist? Peter Plagens' 'Bruce Nauman' illuminates

    Ranking high on my list of least-useful questions is the nonetheless common inquiry "What is art?" That became a conventional query in the 20th century, after pure abstraction erased traditional requirements for skill at mimesis in painting, while the...
  • NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision

     NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision
    NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date. The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...
  • Resources To Find More on Slavery In Connecticut

    A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. • • • BOOKS:   "Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
  • 2014 Printers Row Lit Fest poster, by artist Tony Fitzpatrick

    2014 Printers Row Lit Fest poster, by artist Tony Fitzpatrick
    Each year, a unique piece of artwork is commissioned to mark the Printers Row Lit Fest. It is used on the cover of the Chicago Tribune's special section about the Lit Fest and on posters announcing the book fair. For this year's Lit Fest poster, which...
  • CANNES: First Image from Omer Fast's 'Remainder' Starring Tom Sturridge

    LONDON -- The first image has been released of "Remainder" (above), which was penned and is being helmed by visual artist Omer Fast. Pic, which stars Tom Sturridge, is being sold by The Match Factory. Pic shoots over six weeks on location in London and...
  • Art Institute taking its work outside this summer

    Art Institute taking its work outside this summer
    Washington crossing the Eisenhower? “Nighthawks” at the bus stop? Come August, American art will be meeting the public in public, with such possible combinations as Grant Wood's “American Gothic” on a subway poster, a Frank Lloyd...
  • 'Largest outdoor art show': Five U.S. museums unite for Art Everywhere

    'Largest outdoor art show': Five U.S. museums unite for Art Everywhere
    Among the denim-clad glamour girls and blockbuster movie stars staring down from the billboards of the Sunset Strip, images of great American artworks will be displayed this summer in what organizers are calling “the largest outdoor art show ever...
  • Awaiting the welcome return of performance to art museums' mission

     Awaiting the welcome return of performance to art museums' mission
    Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...
  • Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures

    Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85. LaVigne had been in...
  • Mike Kelley's riveting adolescent stage

     Mike Kelley's riveting adolescent stage
    By 1991, Mike Kelley had emerged as a crucial artist in Los Angeles, at the head of a pack that had pushed into prominence in the previous decade. His riveting sculptures reassembled from ratty stuffed animals, crocheted dolls and other tattered...
  • Artists return to MOCA board

    Artists return to MOCA board
    Capping 12 months that moved from a potential loss of independence to a chance at a fresh start under new museum director Philippe Vergne, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art announced the return Tuesday of trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and...