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  • 'Ink Art' at Metropolitan Museum of Art plays with Chinese tradition

    'Ink Art' at Metropolitan Museum of Art plays with Chinese tradition
    NEW YORK — It's hard to break from the past. Even under the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which sought to smash the "Four Olds" of customs, culture, habits and ideas, the tradition of calligraphy was held in reverence, as it had been for centuries....
  • Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?

    Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?
    DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
  • Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: What the fuss was all about

     Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: What the fuss was all about
    "Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall" Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice...
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’: Joe Letteri talks dragons

     
    Peter Jackson and Joe Letteri will receive the Producers Guild of America's Vanguard Award next month for the groundbreaking digital […]...
  • Review: The Getty's 'Canterbury' a potent mark of medieval art

    Review: The Getty's 'Canterbury' a potent mark of medieval art
    As family trees go, the one created inside Canterbury Cathedral nearly a thousand years ago is pretty impressive. Monumental stained-glass windows feature nearly life-size figures that represent the ancestors of Christ. The lineup starts with Adam and...
  • Damien Hirst to auction off new Mickey Mouse spot painting

    Damien Hirst to auction off new Mickey Mouse spot painting
    Damien Hirst has paid Walt Disney the ultimate compliment by creating a new painting of Mickey Mouse done in the style of the artist's spot paintings.  The provocative British artist unveiled his "Mickey" painting on his official website Wednesday,...
  • Banksy watch: Street artist bids farewell to New York

    Banksy watch: Street artist bids farewell to New York
    Banksy officially bade farewell to New York on Thursday after spending the month of October in the city creating random street art at public sites in all five boroughs. The anonymous British artist posted a message on his official website Thursday: "And...
  • Review: LACMA's 'Calder and Abstraction' a wonder of curved space

     Review: LACMA's 'Calder and Abstraction' a wonder of curved space
    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...
  • In John Divola's photographs, an elusive presence

    In John Divola's photographs, an elusive presence
    A woman watering her lawn can be slightly sexy, but a silver butane tank can change a man's life. John Divola, a photographer in chase of the sublime, discerned this as a graduate student in a ponytail, peddling his bicycle and taking pictures of...
  • Review: It takes real drive to see 3-part John Divola retrospective

    Review: It takes real drive to see 3-part John Divola retrospective
    Are photographers vandals? Does the mere presence of a camera at an ordinary place or extraordinary event inevitably damage the experience of it, as vandalism does? Is photography a powerful creative tool for the willful destruction of established art,...
  • Rembrandt smiles on Getty Museum visitors and staff

     Rembrandt smiles on Getty Museum visitors and staff
    The riches and fame he would earn as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age were still to come. Many years ahead lay the death of his beloved wife and three of their four children, along with bankruptcy and near financial ruin. But in 1628, or...