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  • Myron Kunin dies at 85; hair salon owner collected American art

     Myron Kunin dies at 85; hair salon owner collected American art
    Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements. Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also...
  • 'Ashe to Amen' exhibit at Reginald Lewis museum raises questions

    'Ashe to Amen' exhibit at Reginald Lewis museum raises questions
    If there's one work that economically and poetically encapsulates the theme of the new exhibit "Ashe to Amen," it's a black-and-white photograph of a well-thumbed Bible, flipped open and lying atop an African drum. The 1989 gelatin print by Chester...
  • Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer

    Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer
    Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit. In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Alex Webb

     
    Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including "Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names" and "Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba" (with Rebecca...
  • Book Review: 'Lee Krasner' by Gail Levin

    Book Review: 'Lee Krasner' by Gail Levin
    Lee Krasner A Biography Gail Levin William Morrow: 532 pp., $30 "I happen to be Mrs. Jackson Pollock, and that's a mouthful. The only thing I haven't had against me was being black. I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a...
  • Christine Quinn On Rent Laws, Same-Sex Marriage, NYC Budget Cuts

    Christine Quinn On Rent Laws, Same-Sex Marriage, NYC Budget Cuts
    NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn is heading up to Albany on Tuesday to fight for stronger rent laws which are due to expire next month. In addition to this, she stopped by the studio to talk about the support for same sex marriage laws in New York and...
  • Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter
    Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....
  • Mike Kelley dies at 57; L.A. contemporary artist

    Mike Kelley dies at 57; L.A. contemporary artist
    Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57. He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in...
  • Critic's Notebook: Shifting horizons in Santa Monica parks design

    Critic's Notebook: Shifting horizons in Santa Monica parks design
    Standing atop a patch of churned-up dirt on a recent morning, James Corner was surrounded by mismatched palm trees, chipped sidewalks and sagging chain link: a typical slice of Southern California landscape caught unawares, hardly ready for its close-up....
  • The price of being part of Art Walk

    The First Thursdays Art Walk— where participating Laguna Beach galleries open their doors and offer live music, exhibits, appetizers or wine — has been a mainstay of this arts-centric community for 12 years. However, a small group of...
  • 'Hidden Treasures,' 'Farmageddon' and 'Color Me Impressed' Playing Locally

    'Hidden Treasures,' 'Farmageddon' and 'Color Me Impressed' Playing Locally
    Hidden Treasures is a film that showcases some of the treasures within the national treasure that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Alexandra Isles, the maker of the film, together with Yale Kneeland, a former Objects Curator at the Met,...