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  • Vivid images and words on Marilyn Monroe

    Vivid images and words on Marilyn Monroe
    The suite at the Hotel Bel-Air where Bert Stern photographed Marilyn Monroe for her famous "Last Sitting" in 1962 no longer exists. It is now part of the elegant La Prairie Spa — rather apropos, as the often difficult star was well known for making people wait while relaxing in a hot bath. In 1972, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer took refuge a few steps away in one of the secluded bungalow-like rooms to soak up the ambience while writing his biographical essay on the tragic celebrity.
  • Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977.

    Robert Frank goes from ignored to a national treasure

    Robert Frank goes from ignored to a national treasure
    Looking In Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition Edited and with text by Sarah Greenough Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...

    L.A. exhibitions focus on Paul Outerbridge

    L.A. exhibitions focus on Paul Outerbridge
    Paul Outerbridge, one of the great pioneers of color photography, spent the last 15 years of his life in creative decline, moving from the East Coast to Laguna Beach where he opened a small portrait studio and helped his wife manage her fashion business....

    Landmark photos explore anguish of mercury poisoning

    Landmark photos explore anguish of mercury poisoning
    Sad is too small a word to describe the depth and complexity of the feelings prompted by W. Eugene Smith's landmark 1970s pictures of mercury poisoning victims. Certainly, his searing portraits of children whose bodies have been twisted, blinded and...