| Sep 18, 2011
In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...
| Feb 5, 2012
Over more than a century, Dorothea Tanning collided and consorted with artistic titans of the 20th century who included Pablo Picasso, John Cage and Joseph Cornell. She designed sets for George Balanchine ballets, played romantic matchmaker for poet Andre...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Despite the high regard in which his namesake museum is held, Walter P. Chrysler Jr. didn't always have it so good when it came to his standing among other art collectors.
Back-handed compliments were routine for this adventurous connoisseur —...
| Jan 20, 2012
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One of the unexpected dividends of the Getty’s far-reaching “Pacific Standard Time” series is the cross-pollination of audiences and institutions; another is focused historic perspective. The Pacific Asia Museum, not known for modern-art...
| Nov 13, 2009
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-- Without a trace: A lithograph by Edvard Munch has been stolen from a gallery in Norway. (Radio Netherlands) -- Elaborate charade: Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein said they will merge their two solo Broadway shows after a public quarrel......
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
At Art Basel Miami Beach this week, the mood was low-key, almost solemn, with more than 250 galleries from 33 countries and five continents on hand for the biggest art fair in the country, drawing collectors, dealers, artists and others.......
| Dec 21, 2009
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The Mondrian Hotel on the Sunset Strip is reloading its RELOAD retail series with a Kiki de Montparnasse pop-up shop, now open through Feb. 28, stocking the brand’s luxury lingerie loungewear and Romantic Concierge service featuring Kiki “specialists,...
| Mar 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Mad about old Hollywood? Now may be your chance to nab a classic photo from Tinseltown's storied history. Thousands of classic Hollywood glamour photographs from the Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer collection will be auctioned off on March......
| Jul 9, 2008
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired a collection of Oceanic art considered to be one of the most significant private collections of its kind assembled in the 20th century.
The acquisition, announced Tuesday by the museum, comprises 46...
| Jun 11, 2008
Jennifer Bornstein was a kid in a candy store -- with almost half a year to gorge herself. When Hammer Museum curator Allegra Pesenti asked Bornstein to rummage through the institution's huge collection of graphic work and put together a show of...
| Oct 26, 2008
Sibling rivalry has never looked more glamorous than when Annie Leibovitz shot the high-profile sisters Jackie and Joan Collins in Los Angeles for Vanity Fair in 1987, at the height of the "Dynasty"-era excess. Competing, cantilevered cleavage and dueling...