| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This was the year that George W. Bush, five years after his calamitous presidency, came in from the wilderness and went on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to say, "I think I'm a painter." He presented his host with a grinning portrait, and the audience...
| Jun 13, 2013
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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
— Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky?
The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
| Feb 11, 2013
Richard Artschwager, an artist who turned his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker into a distinctive approach to making sculptures and paintings that defy easy categorization, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness. He was 89.
| Dec 28, 2011
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....
| Jul 30, 2011
| 7:28 PM
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....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
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...
| Nov 11, 2011
Here we go again. It's about this time every year that the pressure starts to build. You know what I'm talking about.
The pressure to Give Good Gift.
It's the same old story. You pledge to shop early, to avoid the last-minute holiday panic. And then,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:40 AM
[This post has been corrected.]
The nominees for the Independent Vision Curatorial Award were announced recently and they include Cesar Garcia, a former senior curator at LAXART in Los Angeles.
The biennial award recognizes emerging and mid-career...