| Aug 24, 2010
In a move that adds another contemporary art museum to the city's busy art scene, Eli Broad announced formally Monday that he would build his Broad Collection museum downtown and chose a blue-chip New York architecture firm to design it.
By choosing to...
| Aug 24, 2010
Huntington, Getty, Simon, Hammer, Crocker, Menil, Wadsworth, Phillips, Frick, Morgan, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc. — the list of super-rich Americans who, since the mid-19th century, have established museums or galleries to house their personal art...
| Sep 1, 2010
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Comcast Entertainment Group president and chief executive Ted Harbert has sold a condominium in the Azzurra high-rise in Marina del Rey for $1.63 million.
The corner unit offers unobstructed north and south views of the marina, the Santa Monica Mountains...
| Sep 18, 2010
The Brentwood home where iconic actress Marilyn Monroe died — listed at $3,595,000 — went into escrow within two weeks and has sold for $255,000 above its asking price.
Described as "sprawling and authentic," the 1929 hacienda sits behind...
| May 23, 2010
Leo and His Circle
The Life of Leo Castelli
Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Alfred A. Knopf: 544 pp., $35
The ascension of New York gallerist Jeffrey Deitch to the Museum of Contemporary Art's helm has occasioned...
| Jun 20, 2010
The Search for Smilin' Ed!
Fantagraphics Books: 162 pp., $16.99 paper
Graphic novels should be better. They should be so much better that serious readers bristle at the genre designation, which is too narrow and diminutive. Few artists...
| Jul 11, 2010
It was a year ago, late on a June gloom Venice afternoon, when I last sat down with Dennis Hopper. We had been working for over 18 months on a publication of his photographs for Taschen Books. It was our last meeting before the book went to print and he...
| Nov 8, 2009
The financial chickens came home to roost at the Museum of Contemporary Art a year ago, but on the eve of what's being dubbed "MOCA New," a 30th-anniversary celebration centering on the museum's biggest exhibition ever -- drawn almost entirely from its...
| Apr 24, 2011
For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
| Aug 19, 2008
by James Warren There were lots of Mercedes convertibles, Land Rovers and Priuses outside and Billy Joel and Alec Baldwin were among the a-list celeb co-sponors for an Obama fundraiser Sunday at the Hamptons beachside home (actually, amid the hamptons.......
| Sep 23, 2009
Brandeis University's Committee on the Future of the Rose Art Museum has publicly released its final report, commissioned in the wake of widespread complaints about the school's shocking plan to shutter the small but distinguished museum outside Boston...