| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
In a sign the economy is getting better for the world's wealthiest people, Christie's auction house said 2013 was a record year for art sales.
The London-based company said it sold $7.1 billion worth of art, jewelry and wine last year, a 16% increase...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
With the new year comes the blast of new art that hits every January. What could be called an “Artapalooza” starts Thursday night with the monthly Downtown L.A. Art Walk.
Saturday brings a high concentration of citywide gallery openings. And...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Before Patti Smith, before Allen Ginsberg, before Thomas Wolfe, before O. Henry, the Chelsea Hotel was populated by 80 convivial families of various levels of wealth, brought together by an idealistic board partly inspired by a French philosopher so...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Wealthy collectors and famous international artists are descending on the Miami Beach convention center this week for the Art Basel show; but a young, largely unknown artist from Woodland Hills is kicking up some dust of his own nearby, in the city’...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In a lecture at Harvard in the early 1990s, the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo referred to Frank Gehry as a "noble savage."
The comment, partly a joke, perfectly summed up the conventional wisdom that had gathered around Gehry's work during the time...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The world’s first guns made by a 3-D printer will join the ranks of some of the world's finest art.
London’s Victoria & Albert museum announced it's buying a pair of pistols, known as Liberators, for an undisclosed price to add to its Design...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A New York art dealer has admitted her involvement in a 15-year scam that cost art buyers $80 million.
Glafira Rosales, 57, of Sands Point, appeared in a Manhattan court Monday and pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to sell more than 60 fake...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Dolly Bright Silliman, who with her late husband, David E. Bright, helped launch the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a major gift of works by Picasso, Modigliani, Miro and other 20th century masters, died of natural causes Sunday at her Westlake...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.
He isn't. Not by a long...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:16 AM
A painting by Wassily Kandinsky has sold for $21.2 million at a Christie's auction of Impressionist and Modern works of art in London. The auction on Tuesday brought in a hefty total of $100.4 million, but the sale lacked any major surprises. ...