| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Every recital by this introverted Russian pianist with a godlike touch and the ability to breathe fire onto the keyboard is eagerly anticipated. But his first appearance in Walt Disney Concert Hall was more so than most. On Oct....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"?
John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This week, visitors to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale should notice a familiar realism painter's works adorning the first-floor walls: William Glackens, one of the earliest practitioners of American modern art.
The museum is hosting the first...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work.
At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The former owner of New York restaurant Cru plans to sell a collection of almost 100,000 bottles of wine valued at $15 million, including choice Burgundies and more than 750 cases of Chablis.
Wally’s Auctions will handle the sale for Roy Welland,...