| Feb 15, 2014
The little Renoir landscape looks so modest and guileless and transparent that a casual observer never would guess at the secrets the painting hides.
"Paysage Bords de Seine" depicts a river and bushes. On that summer day in 1879, a sailboat was...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:34 AM
There's a first time for everything, even for wealthy art institutions.
The Getty Museum has added its first sculpture by Auguste Rodin to its permanent collection, officials announced on Tuesday. Rodin's "Christ and Mary Magdalene" is scheduled to go...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Nicole Sullivan of "Wendell and Vinnie" and her husband, Jason Packham, have sold their house in Hollywood Hills for $1.865 million.
The 1920s-era home had been priced at $1.699 million and went from listed to close in just over a month.
| May 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
What do Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt and Louis C.K. have in common? Similar taste in Hamptons getaways, apparently.
The comedian, famous for his self-deprecating stand-up routines and his FX series "Louie," has purchased a Tudor-style cottage on Shelter...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Orlando Bloom has sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $3.9 million.
Set behind a tall wooden gate on three-quarters of an acre, the 1940s house has a black exterior and is surrounded by ferns and lush landscaping.
The Outpost Estates-area ranch...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking build and arrogant attitude of an NFL nose tackle who has just sacked a rival quarterback.
From its pedestal at the end of a...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Emily Blunt has been quite busy — she'll be tearing up the big screen this year — but apparently she still had time to go house shopping. She and husband John Krasinski have spent $2.575 million for a home in Hollywood Hills West.
| May 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The Boston Red Sox are on a losing streak, having whiffed their last seven games. But the baseball team can take modest solace in the fact that the art world still regards it as highly desirable.
A Norman Rockwell painting depicting Red Sox players sold...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Denizens of the L.A. art world gathered high up in the rarified air of Beverly Hills at the home of Sam and Shanit Schwartz on Wednesday night for a private reception to kick off Art Los Angeles Contemporary (Jan. 30-Feb. 2), now in its fifth year at...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it.
But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over.
"I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said.
| May 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena announced that it will return an ancient statue acquired nearly 40 years ago to Cambodia, after talks with government officials seeking the repatriation of antiquities it believes were looted from ancient sites....