| Oct 31, 2008
In the late 1990s, a lot of American artists fancied themselves filmmakers. Most got stuck in a no man's land that was not very fun to visit.
On the upside, artists enjoyed the freedom of including feature-length videos in their installations. And they...
| Nov 20, 2008
To: MOCA trustees
Re: Rescue plans for MOCA's fiscal crisis
I read with interest in Wednesday's paper about the fiscal calamity plaguing the Museum of Contemporary Art, which seems to suggest that the nation's premier institution for art of the past...
| Jun 10, 2009
The pompously titled extravaganza “Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World/Part 1_Volume 1_Chapter 1 (Beirut: 1992-2005): A Project by Walid Raad” promises a lot more than it delivers....
| Jun 25, 2010
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...
| Feb 15, 2009
A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown.
"We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones.
In recent days,...
| Mar 29, 2009
Tzara & Lenin Play Chess
Princeton University Press: 238 pp., $16.95 paper
The job is gone, the 401(k) is gutted, college tuition is due, and "Grey's Anatomy" is a shadow of its former self. Can't decide...
| Jul 3, 2008
So much art, so little time. How to best navigate the Los Angeles gallery and museum scene? Here are critic's previews, openings and continuing shows for the week beginning Thursday, June 26.
Christopher Knight, Times Art Critic
| Oct 26, 2008
A selective timeline of modern and contemporary art in the L.A. area
1927 Walter and Louise Arensberg, major patrons of Marcel Duchamp, move from New York to Los Angeles and install their trove of modern art and ethnic artifacts in a Hollywood house that...
| May 31, 2008
As you stroll through the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, images of guns confront you, including Andy Warhol's hip-swiveling, gun-slinging "Elvis," Chris Burden's Los Angeles policemen and the gun-brandishing fascist thugs of Leon Golub. And there are...
| Aug 28, 2009
1ST THURSDAYS: ECLECTIC KNIGHTS: art gathering featuring works by UCF alumni and faculty: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 3; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando; $10.
DR. SKETCHY: casual artist meetup with live model sketching: 8 p.m....
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Down on the ground, it was a Saturday morning pretty much like any other in the Arroyo Seco's Brookside Park, a stone's throw from Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Kids were playing soccer, vendors hawked ice cream, families were heading to the......
| Sep 26, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Marcel Duchamp served for many years as both a prince and court jester to modern art in the 20th century. While creating some well-known works, he also punctured pretensions with jokes, pranks, aphorisms and a perpetual hunt for new byways......