| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — What is a photograph?
From photography's very beginning, there has always been more than one answer to that question. On the medium's official launch in 1839, a photograph was both a precise, one-of-a-kind image permanently fixed on a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The rich coal deposits at Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel mines in Germany’s Ruhr Valley are what lurk beneath the industrial towers shown in many of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s classic Minimalist photographs from the late 1960s and '70s. For his most...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Found art, or paintings and sculptures not originally made by an artist or even with art in mind, is a modern phenomenon heading toward its formal centennial anniversary next year. In 1915 Marcel Duchamp coined the term “readymade,” annoying...
| Nov 27, 2011
It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just the...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:57 PM
It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it.
This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
| May 3, 2011
A painting by Vermeer is headed to Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena...
| Oct 5, 2011
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is teaming up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a new movie museum located in the LACMA West building. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown L.A. faces serious financial and organizational...
| Oct 17, 2011
A recently discovered one-act play by Eugene O'Neill, titled "Exorcism," has been published. The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was formally dedicated in a ceremony over the weekend in Washington....
| Oct 27, 2011
Christopher Knight reviews William Daniels' new paintings at Marc Foxx Gallery....
| Nov 19, 2011
Leonardo da Vinci's first museum show of paintings is on view in London....