| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My sister in Denver urged me to exchange an adventurous day in the Rockies for a trip downtown, to the Clyfford Still Museum, and I will be forever grateful. Still was one of the most highly regarded American abstract expressionists of the 20th century,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The rich coal deposits at Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel mines in Germany’s Ruhr Valley are what lurk beneath the industrial towers shown in many of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s classic Minimalist photographs from the late 1960s and '70s. For his most...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:40 PM
If Jackson Pollock, Preston Sturges and John Guare collaborated on a play, it might resemble “The Different Shades of Hugh” in its extremely promising, beautifully appointed premiere at the Road Theatre’s lovely new Magnolia space....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Some homes are hard to explain.
Consider the home near the corner of Western and Chase avenues in Rogers Park. The house itself is easy enough to describe, but what's inside is knotty, melancholy and not cleanly understood. The house is a tan brick...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret's latest exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles continues her engagement with the quietly feminist formalism she explored in “The Crystal Frontier,” her long-running fictional account of a utopian,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In a whirlwind of an exhibition at Roberts & Tilton, Daniel Joseph Martinez confirms his reputation as a brilliant mad philosopher. Inspired by the medieval “ship of fools,” in which the mentally ill were housed on wandering vessels,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Ready for another celebrity art show? This one comes with a New Wave rock twist and some distinctive eyewear.
Mark Mothersbaugh -- the polymath musician and artist, best known for the band Devo -- will be the subject of a retrospective that will...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Dolly Bright Silliman, who with her late husband, David E. Bright, helped launch the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a major gift of works by Picasso, Modigliani, Miro and other 20th century masters, died of natural causes Sunday at her Westlake...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.
He isn't. Not by a long...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If you like Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, you'll love the sculpture of Alexander Calder.
And vice versa.
As an artist Calder certainly wasn't in the business of illustrating difficult scientific postulates. (Born on the cusp of the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
In Wally Lamb's latest novel, “We Are Water,” outsider artist Annie Oh has left Orion Oh, her psychologist husband of 27 years, to marry a sophisticated, Manhattan-based art dealer named Viveca. On the way to the wedding — set in Lamb'...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The world’s first guns made by a 3-D printer will join the ranks of some of the world's finest art.
London’s Victoria & Albert museum announced it's buying a pair of pistols, known as Liberators, for an undisclosed price to add to its Design...