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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...
  • Getty drains pools, turns off fountains to save water amid drought

    Getty drains pools, turns off fountains to save water amid drought
    The decision to drain most water features at Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades this summer may not be going over well with some visitors, but the organization says thousands of gallons a day have been saved as a result....
  • Datebook: Steve McQueen, Allora & Calzadilla and L.A.'s new gallery

    Datebook: Steve McQueen, Allora & Calzadilla and L.A.'s new gallery
    Artist-selected Internet videos, the debut performance of Allora & Calzadilla in L.A., video from artist and director Steve McQueen and artist books and cookies! It's a delicious week in L.A., with lots to do: Steve McQueen, "Drumroll," at MOCA...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Honey chipotle shrimp salad

    Easy dinner recipes: Honey chipotle shrimp salad
    When the weather heats up, sometimes there's nothing better than a simple salad for dinner. Here's a recipe for the honey chipotle shrimp salad from the restaurant at the Getty Center to try for dinner tonight. A simple salad of baby greens, red onion,...
  • 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....