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  • Hard truths and savage intensity

    "The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths," wrote artist Bruce Nauman, in neon. At the time, in 1967, it probably seemed more like a question. Artists increasingly had turned away from the heroic pursuit of truth and beauty to explore more quotidian subjects and materials. Composed almost entirely of advertising images and porn, the work of Robert Heinecken could hardly be described as "mystic," and yet it cuts to hard truths with savage intensity.
  • Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art

    Datebook: WWI images, a hermit crab's Brancusi, manifesto art
    The oddly intangible installations of a French conceptualist at LACMA, the art and propaganda of World War I at the Getty Center and the abstracted desert plants of influential photographer Richard Misrach at Marc Selwyn. Plus: paintings on found paper at...

    Artist Pierre Huyghe's retrospective lands in L.A., with animals

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Don't worry, the white dog with the pink leg is supposed to be there, as are the bees, fake snow and rocks floating on water. It's all part of the unpredictable and self-described "randomness" of French...

    Frank Gehry, inventing the future

    Frank Gehry, inventing the future
    He's an architect, not a psychic, but Frank Gehry can see into the future in part because he's the one creating it. Fresh off the opening of his floating glass ship of a museum in Paris, the indefatigable Gehry is at work on the Grand Avenue project...

    At 50, Music Center's 'backward' orientation may see a turnaround

    At 50, Music Center's 'backward' orientation may see a turnaround
    If practice is what gets you to Carnegie Hall, as the saying goes, what gets you to the Music Center has always been a car. The performing arts complex, which will turn 50 next month, sits atop Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles like a late-modern,...