It all began as an art project.
It was the mid-1970s and Los Angeles was cheap and stuffed with artists. Melanie Nissen was an amateur photographer managing a bookstore in Palos Verdes.Read more
In ancient Rome, important military victories were often commemorated with a triumphal arch — often a standalone structure that was wide enough and grand enough to allow a procession of soldiers to march through.Read more
A new foundation established in honor of Los Angeles painter Davyd Whaley, who died two years ago at age 47, will launch a special grant program to support midcareer artists in the greater Los Angeles area.
Starting in early 2017, the Davyd Whaley Foundation will award a pair of $10,000 artist grants once a year: One for under-recognized midcareer artists; the other, for artists who are also teachers.Read more
The area around Echo Park Lake is known for its iconic sites. There is the lake itself, its exuberant fountain and the Art Deco statue on the north end that’s informally known as “The Lady of the Lake.”Read more
A prominent board member departs the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Allegations of labor tumult in the studio of Jeff Koons. An artist has transformed architect Luis Barragán into a precious stone — literally. Plus: Museum expansionism in the age of uncertainty, the Hammer Museum’s digital M&Ms and more troubles for London’s Garden Bridge.Read more