| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:33 PM
In the museum world, it always helps to have wealthy friends who have big appetites for collecting. For the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a strong relationship with French billionaire François Pinault has helped to secure the acquisition of......
| Jul 19, 2011
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Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. joins LACMA collection...
| Jul 22, 2011
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Leah Ollman reviews cut-paper works by Annie Vought at New Image Art...
| Sep 29, 2011
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Christopher Knight reviews the Getty Museum's flagship Pacific Standard Time show, "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970"...
| Apr 4, 2010
Bay Area artist William T. Wiley's career could easily be viewed as a historical timeline of political and social issues of the last half century, touching on hot topics, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown, 9/11...
| Jun 6, 2010
A giant bulb atop the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood that goes on and off for no apparent reason. A letter denying a Mexican citizen a visa, plastered across the façade of the Geffen Contemporary. A billboard on Fairfax advertising a used 1994...
| Jun 10, 2008
SAN DIEGO -- "The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths." So wrote Bruce Nauman in a colorful neon spiral in 1967. Pretty wry, to make such a romantic sentiment gleam like a beer ad. But Nauman's self-reflexive, subversive definition of...
| Aug 6, 2009
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| Nov 14, 2008
Even on its grandest scale -- the size of a house -- Rachel Whiteread's work has a deeply affecting humility. It is, after all, based on absence. The British artist, who lives and works in London, has made casts (in plaster, concrete, resin and other...
| Jun 23, 2008
LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
| Jan 13, 2009
Coosje van Bruggen -- an art historian, writer and curator whose professional partnership with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, turned ordinary objects into startling monuments around the world -- died Saturday at her Los Angeles residence. She was 66...
| Nov 4, 2008
In the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, the tour de force is an animatronic sculpture by Daniel J. Martinez. It resonates in many ways. ¶ Beneath bright white fluorescent lights, Martinez has constructed a low white platform in...