| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
“Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Most people see a discarded box of Frosted Flakes and all they see is trash. Not Michael Albert. The 44-year-old artist sees dazzling candy colors, eye-popping graphics and curlicue fonts waiting to be combined into a work of art. Albert has put a twist...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 9:49 PM
MANHATTAN -- A graffiti artist whose work went on display this month at a prestigious Los Angeles museum was sentenced to 45 days in prison on Wednesday for practicing the same craft in New York.
Angel Ortiz, 44, was arrested three times in March for...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:53 AM
TACOMA, Wash. - This may be the time to stop teasing Tacoma.
The longtime home of the paper-mill-made "aroma" has blossomed into Seattle's cultural cousin to the south, with a museum district that just got a significant boost from the completion of the...
| Nov 22, 2011
Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming?
—Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill.
A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Andy Warhol died in 1987, but he continues to make headlines.
This is almost literally the case with a National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Warhol: Headlines," that showcases screenprints and paintings whose design imitates that of a newspaper front page....
| Feb 21, 2009
Over the course of a career that has variously infuriated anti-graffiti task force officers and enthralled Japanese street couture collectors -- meaning winning props from hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams -- the pop artist KAWS has...
| Jul 4, 2008
In her second solo show in Los Angeles, Kristen Morgin strips away the sentimentality that made her earlier works look nostalgic -- so obsessed with yesteryear that they seemed to have been made by someone with her heart set on turning the clock back. Her...
| Jun 6, 2009
With the sale of just one of his Ten Pound cashmere blankets, which actually do weigh 10 pounds, clothing and accessories designer Greg Chait can pretty much cover his monthly expenses. That's because each blanket sells for $2,000 or more -- and because...
| Jul 15, 2009
Is there room enough in the world of upscale Chinese restaurants for more than one man named Chow?
There is Michael Chow, the designer and art collector from Shanghai by way of London who founded the chain of famous Mr. Chow restaurants in 1968. And...
| Oct 31, 2008
The bane of documentaries on creative people is that they're often little more than a fan's note, of interest only to those who already know and love the work in question. "The Universe of Keith Haring" starts out that way but the force of the late...