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  • Is Jackson Pollock's name hidden in 'Mural'?

    Four and a half years ago, Smithsonian magazine offered what was then the latest theory on the genesis of “Mural,” the epic Jackson Pollock painting that went on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Tuesday following 21 months of detailed...
  • Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth' a blockbuster show of Byzantium art

    When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after. He wrote,...
  • Getty endowment rises to $6.2 billion for 2013

     Getty endowment rises to $6.2 billion for 2013
    This post has been updated. See below for details. With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
  • Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica
    "I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy." The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
  • John Waters, Jeff Koons to compare notes

    John Waters, Jeff Koons to compare notes
    What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"? John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist...
  • MAK in Vienna plans major show on architect Hans Hollein

    MAK in Vienna plans major show on architect Hans Hollein
    What had been planned by the MAK in Vienna as a major retrospective of Austrian architect Hans Hollein will now also serve as a posthumous tribute. Hollein died last week, less than a month after celebrating his 80th birthday. Curated by Wilfried Kuhn...
  • Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art

    Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art
    Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
  • 2010 ruling in 'Getty Bronze' case under review by Italian court

    2010 ruling in 'Getty Bronze' case under review by Italian court
    The next round in the J. Paul Getty Trust’s circuitous fight against an Italian court’s order to turn over one of its most prized ancient statues will revolve around whether the Getty was given a fair shake in the 2012 proceedings that put its...
  • How risky investment bets helped cripple a major university

    How risky investment bets helped cripple a major university
    Yeshiva University in New York fessed up years ago to having lost more than $100 million in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.  But it was hard to blame the leadership of the prestigious Jewish institution for that misstep, given how many other prominent...
  • NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett takes a loss in home sale

    NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett takes a loss in home sale
    Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets has sold his home in Concord, Mass., for $3.635 million. The veteran NBA forward-center paid $4.625 million for the modern home in September 2007 after being dealt by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Boston Celtics....
  • Waiting for the tram at the Getty Center

    Waiting for the tram at the Getty Center
    Suzanne Danziger regularly visits the Getty Center, and she always brings her camera. On a recent trip, she saw something new.  "The low angle of the sun was casting shadows of the people in line for the tram in a dramatic fashion that lined up with the...