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  • Does the Mojave desert need an artist-built swimming pool? Maybe

    Does the Mojave desert need an artist-built swimming pool? Maybe
    The art world loves a work of art that requires trekking to a remote location. There's "Spiral Jetty," one of the most iconic pieces of land art in existence, on the northern shores of the Great Salt Lake. New Mexico has "Lightning Field," Walter de...
  • Tony Greene: Melancholy in paint, given new dimension at MAK Center

    Tony Greene: Melancholy in paint, given new dimension at MAK Center
    Tony Greene’s paintings look not so much painted as extruded. Impasto doesn’t even begin to describe the raised filigrees of flowers and other motifs layered over tinted photographs of tender young men, taxidermy stags and barren landscapes....
  • The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death
    When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work. At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...
  • 'Made in L.A.' biennial art survey taps a social undercurrent

    'Made in L.A.' biennial art survey taps a social undercurrent
    On the terrace at the UCLA Hammer Museum, artist Piero Golia is carving an enormous sculpture from white polystyrene foam. The ongoing public performance is part of the newly opened Hammer biennial, "Made in L.A. 2014," on view through the summer....
  • Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    The Hollywood Fringe Festival gets small-scale theater going all over the city, Wikipedia gets rewritten, Tony Greene's art receives posthumous celebration and a Spalding Gray monologue receives posthumous re-creation. And who are those New Yorkers...
  • Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center

    Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center
    Six private Silver Lake-area homes designed by R.M. Schindler and rarely open to the public are being featured in a May 18 tour benefiting the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. A highlight of the tour is the redwood-and-concrete How House, which...
  • MAK in Vienna plans major show on architect Hans Hollein

    MAK in Vienna plans major show on architect Hans Hollein
    What had been planned by the MAK in Vienna as a major retrospective of Austrian architect Hans Hollein will now also serve as a posthumous tribute. Hollein died last week, less than a month after celebrating his 80th birthday. Curated by Wilfried Kuhn...
  • Literary happenings this week that aren't the Festival of Books

    Literary happenings this week that aren't the Festival of Books
    Around the L.A. Times we are spending most of the week thinking about the book prizes Friday night and the Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday, but those aren't the only interesting literary happenings. In fact, Wednesday and Thursday are packed with...
  • Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles

    Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles
    It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture. It was just...
  • MAK Center's tennis tournament to serve up artful sport

    MAK Center's tennis tournament to serve up artful sport
    Who says art and sports don’t mix? On Saturday afternoon, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will host an invitational tennis tournament at which art world and entertainment figures will compete on the newly completed Goldstein Court of the...
  • Frank Gehry back in MOCA architecture show, coaxed by Thom Mayne

    Frank Gehry back in MOCA architecture show, coaxed by Thom Mayne
    This post has been corrected. Please see below. With his fellow Pritzker Prize-winning L.A. architect, Thom Mayne, playing the self-described role of “ombudsman” and “facilitator,” Frank Gehry is back in the fold for a major...
  • L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit

    L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit
    "Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better. The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and...