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  • A Sam Francis? At the Huntington?

    A Sam Francis? At the Huntington?
  • At LACMA, a playground for Machine Project

    At LACMA, a playground for Machine Project
    A girl, tarred and feathered, and strangled by a bullwhip, was found in the corner of a quiet garden. Nearby, at the top of a two-story glass-brick facade, was a speed-metal guitarist pounding out Ted Nugent-like jams before a gothic archway -- complete...
  • Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer

    Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer
    Betty Freeman, a fiercely independent philanthropist and photographer often described as a Medici for contemporary classical music, who supported a Who's Who of modern composers, including John Cage, Philip Glass, Pierre Boulez and John Adams, died...
  • Robert Shapazian dies at 67; founding director of Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

    Robert Shapazian dies at 67; founding director of Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills
    Robert Shapazian, a scholarly art dealer who started importing art at age 13 and went on to become the founding director of the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, has died. He was 67. Shapazian died of lung cancer Saturday at his Los Angeles home, said...
  • Ed Ruscha weighs in on Obamas' taste in art

     
    In his early days, Ed Ruscha painted single words that packed a punch: oof, slam, smash, honk. In the ???80s, he took a subtler approach, floating equivocal phrases in painted skies. Consider ???I Think I???ll...,??? a 1983 piece that has......
  • Art review: 'Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years'

     
    By Christopher Knight Art Critic It resonated like a huge stone dropped into a big pond: A year ago, as reports surfaced that the Museum of Contemporary Art had dug itself into a deep financial hole from which it might......
  • Sam Francis reunion at the Norton Simon Museum

     
    “Basel Mural I,” an abstract celebration of light, color and space painted by Sam Francis, has long been a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum’s contemporary art collection. Stretching nearly 13 feet high and 20 feet wide, the free-spirited,...
  • Monster Mash: Kelsey Grammer looks Broadway bound; Olympic artists debate free speech; Warhol's 'Heinz 57'

     
    -- Star turn: Actor Kelsey Grammer appears set to return to Broadway in the revival of "La Cage aux Folles." (New York Post) -- Creative liberty: A free-speech debate has arisen among artists who will be involved with the arts-festival......
  • Jennifer Jones, Oscar-winning actress and Norton Simon widow, dies at 90

     
    Jennifer Jones, who won a 1943 lead actress Oscar for "The Song of Bernadette," passed away at her home in Malibu today at age 90. Although she was known primarily for her Hollywood career, Jones was also the widow of......
  • Huntington raises $243 million in six-year campaign

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is announcing Monday that it has raised an estimated $243 million – surpassing its target of $175 million – during a six-year campaign that was the most comprehensive in its history. Money....