| Jan 13, 2009
Coosje van Bruggen -- an art historian, writer and curator whose professional partnership with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, turned ordinary objects into startling monuments around the world -- died Saturday at her Los Angeles residence. She was 66...
| Nov 4, 2008
In the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, the tour de force is an animatronic sculpture by Daniel J. Martinez. It resonates in many ways. ¶ Beneath bright white fluorescent lights, Martinez has constructed a low white platform in...
| Jun 10, 2008
SAN DIEGO -- "The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths." So wrote Bruce Nauman in a colorful neon spiral in 1967. Pretty wry, to make such a romantic sentiment gleam like a beer ad. But Nauman's self-reflexive, subversive definition of...
| Jun 23, 2008
LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
| Aug 6, 2009
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| Aug 14, 2005
Minneapolis -- JAO, an artist dressed in paint-spattered cycling gear, bounced before an easel set up in the bed of a bright yellow pickup -- her "artmobile" -- decorated with cartoon men with rake-like hands.
While blasting a shrill police whistle,...