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  • Rebirth of Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

     Rebirth of Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'
    Myths die hard. Especially creation myths. Messing with the symbolic origins of a world isn't something to be undertaken lightly. Jackson Pollock's mammoth 1943 painting "Mural" — nearly 8 feet high, 20 feet wide and covered edge-to-edge with...
  • 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...
  • Taking the Kids -- to L.A. museums

    Taking the Kids -- to L.A. museums
    Meet megamouth. He's the world's rarest shark. Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour. The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch...
  • Norman Yonemoto dies at 67; L.A. artist created video installations

    Norman Yonemoto dies at 67; L.A. artist created video installations
    Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67. Yonemoto died Friday at his home in...
  • Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'

    Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Southern California: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
  • Getty among beneficiaries of massive Roy Lichtenstein Foundation gift

    Getty among beneficiaries of massive Roy Lichtenstein Foundation gift
    A trove of 200,000 photographic items from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation is being donated to five institutions around the world, including the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of...
  • 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...
  • Critic's notebook: John Anderson sheds new light on Barnes' bad move

    Critic's notebook: John Anderson sheds new light on Barnes' bad move
    Now that the Barnes Foundation has been in its conventional, museum-like new building in downtown Philadelphia for more than a year, one local critic is having second thoughts about the place. Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski recently...
  • Art preview: An ancient 'bill of human rights' at the Getty Villa

    Art preview: An ancient 'bill of human rights' at the Getty Villa
    "I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...." So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
  • Sharon Stone will host MOCA's Distinguished Women in the Arts event

    Sharon Stone will host MOCA's Distinguished Women in the Arts event
    The Museum of Contemporary Art, it appears, has really good basic instincts. The museum announced on Thursday that it has chosen actress Sharon Stone to host its eighth Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon. The Nov. 6 event, which generally...
  • Getty Museum says Rembrandt self-portrait is cleared for export

    Getty Museum says Rembrandt self-portrait is cleared for export
    The Rembrandt self-portrait that the Getty Museum recently purchased for an estimated $25.1 million has been cleared by British authorities for export and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles within one to two weeks, according to Timothy Potts, director...