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SAN FRANCISCO -- This time it's Facebook that has been tagged. The giant social network's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters is a blank slate for artistic expression. Anyone who works at the company can pick up a can and spray-paint on the walls or...
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life. For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...
Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others. Specifically,...
Tags: Jan Perry, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Richard Riordan, Politics
“Fish Lamps,” currently on view at Gagosian, is a return to a familiar form for architect Frank Gehry. He created his first set of glowing, fish-shaped sculptures in 1984 as a commission for the Formica Corp., using their plastic laminate...
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The Frank Gehry-designed Schnabel House in Brentwood has sold for $9.5 million. The seller is Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Jon B. Platt, who restored the home, according to Times archives. Built in 1989, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence...
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
SAN FRANCISCO — "This is one of my favorite rooms," said SFJAZZ founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, smiling as he stepped over exposed pipes and dusty planks in the SFJAZZ Center. "Then again, they're all my favorite rooms," he...
Tags: Bill Cosby, Concerts, Music, Martin Luther King Day, Blindness
Imagine the cost of getting a world famous architect — say, Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid — to design a rug for your home. How much would that cost? For an answer that might surprise you, look to Arzu Studio Hope, a U.S. nonprofit organization...
First-time visitors to Silicon Valley are inevitably disappointed when they arrive at the world's leading center of innovation. For all the amazing technological breakthroughs this region has produced, for all the disruptive products launched from here,...
Last time around the focus was Southern California's art history; now homegrown architecture is getting its time in the sun. Getty Trust leaders are announcing Monday the final roster of exhibition and event partners in its Pacific Standard Time spinoff,...
Barry Alan Berkus, a California architect who left a deep imprint on mass-market housing, spurring trends toward homes with grand entrances, high ceilings, master suites, natural light and open spaces, has died. He was 77. Berkus, who had leukemia, died...
The Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, a never-used, $21.8-million white elephant next to Hansen Dam Recreation Center on the city’s northern edge, is back on track to become an attraction and an educational asset. After more than two years...
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