| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:21 PM
I'm working too much at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
I'm working too little at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Think calligraphy is simply that swirling script on nice wedding invitations?
Think, again — then check out the Newberry Library's newest exhibit, "Exploration 2013."
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Did it come with a card attached that says, "Thank you for being a friend"?
A 1991 painting depicting a topless Bea Arthur that was created by artist John Currin has sold at an auction Wednesday for $1.9 million. The sale was part of a larger Christie's...
| Oct 13, 2013
When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:07 AM
In the manner of "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade," when the garden gives Sherrill Cooper problems, she makes art.
For the 25 years she and her family have lived at this house, the Finksburg artist has treated every problem as a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.
He isn't. Not by a long...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
With the new year comes the blast of new art that hits every January. What could be called an “Artapalooza” starts Thursday night with the monthly Downtown L.A. Art Walk.
Saturday brings a high concentration of citywide gallery openings. And...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In a sign the economy is getting better for the world's wealthiest people, Christie's auction house said 2013 was a record year for art sales.
The London-based company said it sold $7.1 billion worth of art, jewelry and wine last year, a 16% increase...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
In Wally Lamb's latest novel, “We Are Water,” outsider artist Annie Oh has left Orion Oh, her psychologist husband of 27 years, to marry a sophisticated, Manhattan-based art dealer named Viveca. On the way to the wedding — set in Lamb'...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:39 PM
If you should wander into the Boone Art Gallery at Pasadena City College, you'll see a grouping of large paintings that, at first glance, could be the work of a child. So simple are the spare arrangements of different colored circles and ovals in the show...