| Apr 6, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Food bloggers, listen up. Before cyberspace became a glut of cupcake close-ups and high-res meditations on bacon, our photographic forefathers broke ground by daring to shoot food with behemoth camera equipment. Pay homage to history with the exhibit...
| Apr 22, 2010
With just about a gazillion pictures of food on blogs and websites, accessible at the touch of a BlackBerry button, it might seem a little ho-hum to stage a museum show of food photography.
But an exhibition at the Getty Museum called "In Focus: Tasteful...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:45 AM
"It is here at Big Sur that I first learned how to say Amen!" — Henry Miller
Moody fog rolls over the mountains to kiss the ocean on California's Big Sur coast.
The feeling of enormity hits you in waves as you drive along California Highway 1,...
| Sep 18, 2011
A few of the 60-plus shows have already opened, but "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980" officially gets launched Oct. 1 and 2 with a trio of major surveys opening at the Getty, MOCA and LACMA. Here's an annotated list of some of the more...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Except for specialized work like photographs or prints, art fairs seem to do best when at least one of two factors is present: The host city has a modest or meager gallery life, or the display venue is unusual. In......
| May 25, 2009
Benjamen Chinn, one of the few Chinese American photographers to live and artfully document street scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown, has died. He was 87.
Chinn died April 25 at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, according to Newton Don,...
| Sep 24, 2008
Here is an eclectic list of places where Travel section staffers like to take out-of-town visitors for a slice of SoCal life. The Bunny Museum, anyone?
HIDDEN TREASURES IN LOW-KEY DEL REY
Del Rey, an off-the-radar West Side enclave sandwiched between...
| Jun 18, 2008
A1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 3:11 PM
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1. Now there's a cool sign for a jewelry store, don't you think? Except that this joint's proprietors have been in another game for decades.
| Nov 15, 2009
No one disputes that the 1975 exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape" was a landmark show. Attendance at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., wasn't huge, and the presentation didn't introduce any unknown talent.
| Nov 25, 2009
Charis Wilson, the muse, model and last wife of art photographer Edward Weston and the author of several books including "California and the West," which the two co-wrote, has died. She was 95.
Wilson, who had been suffering from various age-related...
| Mar 6, 2009
For Kyle (Simon Miller) and Marcel (Justin Tensen), it's love at first sight and soon they're sharing a New York apartment. They're serious enough about each other that Marcel, a Frenchman, marries their lesbian friend so he can stay in the U.S.