| Feb 8, 2011
| 9:32 PM
See that photograph over there? It's by Edward Weston (1886-1958), the great California photographer, who some regard as the first major artist to emerge in Los Angeles. And, yes, it's a picture of a porcelain toilet, "Excusado," taken during one......
| May 31, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A preview of some interesting books that just arrived at the LA Times....
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans
Through Jan. 29, 2012, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542
"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
So advised Walker Evans (1901-1975), who knew...
| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| Jun 26, 2011
My Faraway One
Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915-1933
Edited by Sarah Greenough
Yale University Press: 832 pp., $39.95
At the beginning of their correspondence, in 1915, she addressed him as Mr. Stieglitz....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 6:55 PM
The ongoing legal battle surrounding Fisk University's Stieglitz art collection took a significant step toward a conclusion Monday when the Tennessee Supreme Court rejected an attempt to keep the artwork from moving out of Nashville.
| Mar 24, 2009
Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15...
| Mar 22, 2009
Paul Outerbridge, one of the great pioneers of color photography, spent the last 15 years of his life in creative decline, moving from the East Coast to Laguna Beach where he opened a small portrait studio and helped his wife manage her fashion business....
| Mar 22, 2009
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem."
That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...
| Jun 25, 2009
| 12:20 PM
Thirteen years ago, a billboard went up in lower Manhattan to advertise "Made in Heaven," a movie that didn't exist but that Conceptual artist Jeff Koons wanted to make. The billboard pictured Koons, boyishly buff and utterly naked, reclining on a bronze-...
| Apr 25, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Al Pacino won an Emmy in 2004 as creepy Roy Cohn in "Angels in America," and now it looks like he may triumph soon again for a creepy role as suicide champion Jack Kevorkian in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack." No doubt the pic will be nommed for best TV...
| Jun 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Over the past few weeks, our forums posters have been nominating their favorite TV shows and programs from the 2009-10 season for the Gold Derby TV Awards. Voters have until Aug. 6 to vote for the final winner in each category. Two freshman shows lead the...