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  • It Speaks to Me: James Welling on Hans Hofmann’s 1958 ‘Equipoise’ at LACMA

     
    One of the pleasures of seeing the Hofmann is that it’s such a riot of colors. He was right there at the beginning of the 20th century working with Robert Delaunay, Matisse and Mondrian, a participant in early Modernist thinking......
  • Artists mess with domestic space in Santa Barbara's 'Home Show, Revisited'

     
    Will the new Home Show be worth the wait? Or, for L.A. art fans, the drive to Santa Barbara? It’s been 15 years since Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Arts Forum did a version of this popular exhibition, which involves commissioning artists......
  • Peter Wegner's never-ending 'Monument to Change as It Changes'

     
    Some artworks fire up in a flash. Others take a bit longer to enter the world. By Peter Wegner’s accounting, the most ambitious of a suite of artworks he just completed for Stanford’s new Graduate School of Business campus was......
  • Mike Kelley: A game-changer for the art world

     
    Christopher Knight looks back at the art of Mike Kelley, who died Tuesday at 57...
  • The Tides of Provincetown at the New Britain Museum of American Art

    Before Provincetown became a place known for its streets flooded with quirky boutiques, seafood dining and decked-out drag queens, it was a brewing art colony. This exhibit, separated into nine sections, showcases over 100 artists from the Cape Cod School...
  • Book Review: 'Lee Krasner' by Gail Levin

    Book Review: 'Lee Krasner' by Gail Levin
    Lee Krasner A Biography Gail Levin William Morrow: 532 pp., $30 "I happen to be Mrs. Jackson Pollock, and that's a mouthful. The only thing I haven't had against me was being black. I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a...
  • The Prints of Tides

    The Prints of Tides
    Fittingly, The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony, 1899-2011 — a sparkling exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art up through Oct. 16, 2011 — opens with a map. Not just any map but a...
  • Treasures are drawn to academic sanctuaries

    As students rush to classes at USC, an outdoor artwork near Fisher Gallery invites them to slow down and think about a shameful chapter of U.S. history. Created by Jenny Holzer in 1999 and simply titled "Blacklist," the landscaped retreat recalls the...
  • An urban conversation in Los Feliz

    An urban conversation in Los Feliz
    I am sitting with Stephanie. Three days in a row now we have met. We click together like Legos. Her lips taste like strawberries. -- The little chess table was an afterthought. Languishing in a South Pasadena antique shop, it was a fake --...
  • Remembering David Levine, 83, illustrator and artist for New York Review of Books

     
    For more than four decades, David Levine created the gentle literary caricatures that have graced the pages of the New York Review of Books. The comic illustrations, which include memorable renderings of such figures as John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates........
  • Art review: Mercedes Matter at the Weisman Museum

     
    Mercedes Matter (1913-2001) was a minor New York School artist whose primary claim to notice was applying Abstract Expressionist scale to School of Paris painting. Still-life abstractions derived from Cezanne-style easel paintings are closer to the size...
  • A Jackson Pollock for 44 cents? New stamps celebrate the work of America's Abstract Expressionists

     
    Don't be surprised if you see a lot of artsy types in line at the post office on Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a set of 10 commemorative stamps featuring the work of Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson......