| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
If I were Oprah, I would have both Warren Buffett and Jennifer Aniston's phone numbers. I would have a private jet and access to the savviest gurus to help me treat any and all physical or spiritual maladies.
More importantly, with a single stroke, I...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:31 PM
It's not every day you get invited to witness a museum destroy a work of art.
And not just any work of art — a nearly 60-year-old piece from the Japanese master Saburo Murakami. In fact, because Murakami died in 1996, the Museum of Contemporary...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Invited to provide a table-setter for the L.A. Art Show, a sprawling and mind-bogglingly diverse annual marketplace and smorgasbord for the eyes, Marilyn Lowey delivered an installation that's cheekily site-specific. Titled "Translating Transitions #4,"...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Conversations With Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection
Through August 18, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu
Ruth and David Waterbury will be at the gallery on May 30, at 5:30 p.m....
| Feb 9, 2013
If ever a room was aptly named, it's the Grand Hall of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
The 5,000 square-foot reception hall is adorned with almost every conceivable trapping of Gilded Age splendor: A bust of Caesar Augustus atop a...
| Feb 10, 2013
No one is exactly sure how Jackson Pollock arrived at the pour and drip techniques he began to use in the late 1940s to create the sprawling paintings that brought him enduring acclaim. But we do know that he is the most-famous abstract expressionist, a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:41 AM
SEATTLE - This is not a TripAdvisor Top-10 list you want to be on.
Runner-up status for world's germiest tourist attraction goes to Seattle's Gum Wall in Post Alley, second only to Ireland's Blarney Stone.
It's a form of people's participatory art...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Did it come with a card attached that says, "Thank you for being a friend"?
A 1991 painting depicting a topless Bea Arthur that was created by artist John Currin has sold at an auction Wednesday for $1.9 million. The sale was part of a larger Christie's...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Think calligraphy is simply that swirling script on nice wedding invitations?
Think, again — then check out the Newberry Library's newest exhibit, "Exploration 2013."
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:21 PM
I'm working too much at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
I'm working too little at my art, seven hours a day with a break for lunch and a nap.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chicago's Oldest Living Hipster lives in Edgewater, on the North Side. He is 92 but looks 83. He lives behind a wrought-iron fence, surrounded on all sides by the drabbest of stone-colored apartment complexes.
His home is a small castle, built a...