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  • Ed Ruscha weighs in on Obamas' taste in art

     
    In his early days, Ed Ruscha painted single words that packed a punch: oof, slam, smash, honk. In the ???80s, he took a subtler approach, floating equivocal phrases in painted skies. Consider ???I Think I???ll...,??? a 1983 piece that has...
  • Art review: Billy Al Bengston at Samuel Freeman Gallery

     
    Studio slang that expressed effusive approval in the Abstract Expressionist 1950s, whether swaggering or sentimental, became literal subject matter for numerous artists in the 1960s. Jasper Johns was a leading practitioner. For instance, with tongue...

    ICFF 2010: Time for some color -- lots of color

     
    When you tire of running late in English, you can run late in French, Russian or Arabic. Qlocktwo, part of a color craze at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, tells time with words instead of numerals. Andreas Funk and Marco...

    'Footprints of the Bauhaus' in Mexico: Exploring the legacy of Michael Van Beuren

     
    In 1941, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City organized "Organic Design for Home Furnishings," a competition opened to design teams from Latin America. The winning submissions earned the prize of having their designs industrialized and sold by the...

    Art review: California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art

     
    NEWPORT BEACH -- Biennial. These days the word generates conflicting responses of anticipation and dread. Anticipation because any sizable survey of recent contemporary art assembled by a museum curator with an eye (plus an ear to the ground) will...