| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:29 PM
A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:45 AM
The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican...
| Jan 26, 2015
Monday's Pictures in the News starts off with our coverage of the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards backstage and on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. New York: People in the Northeast brace for the incoming blizzard. Los Angeles: A...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Given subjects that repeatedly focus on human barbarism, whether between people or by people against the natural environment, you won't find yourself smiling much in the large Josef Koudelka retrospective at the J. Paul Getty Museum. But again and again,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:13 PM
Photographic surveys of underground communities, a Brazilian artist’s books and films, a fictional perfume campaign and an array of naughty erotic drawings. Plus: maps made of wax, art in a pit and a performance by artist-activists the Guerrilla...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:01 AM
First, it was something I wrote. Then, it was something I read.
In a recent "Patt Morrison Asks" column, I spoke with George L. Kelling, the co-father of the “broken windows” community policing tactic, the idea that a small problem of...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:19 AM
A new survey of North American art museums' attendance and financial information confirms once more that if they had to operate like for-profit businesses and rely on a paying public, they almost certainly would be sunk.
To make ends meet, the average...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:32 PM
David Cassidy has arrived at the Laguna Art Museum, and he sometimes looks happy to be there.
Six photographs of the pop star and "Partridge Family" veteran — courtesy of an artist who became famous for capturing the same face over and over...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Nine paintings stolen in 2008 in one of the biggest art heists in Los Angeles history were displayed Friday as authorities solicited help in locating three more paintings that have yet to be recovered.
A joint investigation by art crime units at the Los...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:15 AM
When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Well, it's been quite a year. I managed to get myself hired by the L.A. Times. I got to write stories about art and race, a desert swimming pool, kitties that aren't cats, an artist who made a building-sized sugar sculpture, a historic Indian jacket, an ...