| 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 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,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Jeff Koons doesn't have an ounce of fat on his sinewy, 59-year-old body. We know this for a fact because the pop artist can be seen stark naked in a new Vanity Fair profile running in the magazine's July issue.
Koons' naked photograph was taken by Annie...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...