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  • Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter
    Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83.
  • A sneak peak ahead of 'The Private Collection Tour'

    A sneak peak ahead of 'The Private Collection Tour'
    Darlene D. DeAngelo opened the double-door to the anonymous home in Lakewood and stepped into its main entrance hall. Works by famous artists from the world of pop and abstract art lined the hallway. These included two pieces by the late Victor Vasarely,...

    Lesser-known artists are poised for a breakthrough

    Lesser-known artists are poised for a breakthrough
    Nobody thought a 12-sided geometric painting by a little-known artist could top a Hockney. The painting, "Vector," has languished in storage for at least 30 years. The painter, Ron Davis, has been living off the grid near Taos, N.M., for almost as long....

    Estranged wife of Dennis Hopper contests sale of certain art items

     
    An auction of art items from the collection of the late Dennis Hopper hit a legal bump this week after the actor's estranged wife filed papers in a Los Angeles court contesting the sale of certain pieces, among them works...

    PST, A to Z: “California Art” at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

     
    Pacific Standard Time will explore the origins of the Los Angeles art world through museum exhibitions throughout Southern California over the next six months. Times art reviewer Sharon Mizota has set the goal of seeing all of them. This is...