| Jun 12, 2010
Sigmar Polke, a German artist who along with Gerhard Richter launched the Capitalist Realism painting movement in 1963 as a response to pop art, died Thursday in Cologne, Germany. He was 69 and had cancer.
Polke, an influential painter, graphic artist...
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just the...
| Nov 27, 2011
It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
| Oct 2, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Paintings with a fuzzy, blissed-out, sun-bleached look have a venerable contemporary history, beginning with Vija Celmins and Gerhard Richter in the 1960s, continuing with Ellen Phelan in the 1980s and then on to Luc Tuymans more recently. Now, among...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The magazine ArtReview announced this morning its list of the art world's "Power 100" and several prominent L.A. names were among the illustrious, including Eli Broad (No. 7), Michael Govan (No. 40), Tim Blum and Jeff Poe (sharing No. 31).......
| Nov 30, 2008
Remember the Pacific Rim? The term isn't heard much in art circles anymore, but in the last dozen years of the 20th century, it was everywhere.
The 1980s had seen the prominent return of European art (especially from Germany) and the lively resurgence of...
| Jan 13, 2009
Coosje van Bruggen -- an art historian, writer and curator whose professional partnership with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, turned ordinary objects into startling monuments around the world -- died Saturday at her Los Angeles residence. She was 66...
| Jan 25, 2009
Art history is a messy business. And the urge to clean it up is irresistible, especially in the period of the Cold War in Germany.
No surprise, then, that the most common shorthand for art produced in the divided nation goes something like this: East...
| Sep 24, 2008
A WICKED sculpture at the entrance to the retrospective exhibition of Martin Kippenberger's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art crystallizes the manic tone that made the German-born Conceptual artist such an influential force, beginning in the 1980s....
| Jun 25, 2008
THE LARGE mid-career survey of paintings by South African born, Amsterdam-based artist Marlene Dumas that opened last weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art represents, in effect, her Los Angeles debut.
A few works have shown up in local exhibitions,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Three astronauts float over a suite of abandoned luggage in the Museum of Modern Art's Agnes Gund Garden Lobby. Some of the suitcases are adorned with stuffed animals and pictures of cats and dogs.
Oil XI (2007) resembles an airport baggage claim area....