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  • Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups

    Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups
    The painted dramas of Mr. Turner. A play about Tokyo Rose. And the architectural images of an award-winning photographer. Plus: an influential African portraitist, two exhibitions about Afrofuturism and a show inspired by objects at an estate sale. Here’s what’s happening in the Southland this week: 
  • Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly

    Los Angeles public space is rambunctious again; let's dress it properly
    "The public sector stopped making public space a long time ago," Los Angeles architect Jon Jerde told Wired magazine rather matter-of-factly in 1999. Jerde, who died last month at age 75, was best known for projects that were both resigned to and...

    How the lauded John C. Whitehead (RIP) helped crater the Getty's endowment

    How the lauded John C. Whitehead (RIP) helped crater the Getty's endowment
    Former Goldman Sachs Co-Chairman John C. Whitehead has been getting a very adulatory sendoff in the obituary columns since his death on Saturday at the age of 92. The obits mention his "moral compass," his leadership of numerous philanthropies, his role...

    Ringling showcases 'L.A. Style' in Sarasota

    Ringling showcases 'L.A. Style' in Sarasota
    It's a fine time to be a photography fan in Florida. Less than a month ago, I reported on a terrific exhibit of Annie Leibovitz portraits on display through June 9 at the Norton Museum of Art (nortonmuseum.org) in West Palm Beach. Now, there's an...

    Datebook: Word paintings, dance on film, and art about roller skating

    Datebook: Word paintings, dance on film, and art about roller skating
    Paintings that echo a half-century-old accusation. Photographs of forgotten corners of the L.A. landscape. The early work of a multimedia artist who fused film and dance. And a show that is all about roller skating. I’m currently running around...