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Culture MonsterWhen the White House last week released an official list of art borrowed to hang in the public and private rooms of the residence, the right-wing blogosphere was electrified. And, no, not in a good way. The list had been......
Culture Monster-- Generous legacy: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino -- named as an heir in the will of arts patron Frances Brody -- may receive the largest cash gift in its history after the sale......
Frances Lasker Brody, a philanthropist, arts advocate and collector who influenced the development of Los Angeles' cultural life as a founding benefactor of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and later as a guiding patron of the Huntington Library,...
Tags: William Haines, Social Issues, Death, Joan Crawford, Book
Associated PressErnst Beyeler, whose early eye for undervalued Picassos and Impressionists helped him assemble one of Europe's most famous art collections, has died, his Beyeler Foundation said. He was 88. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Ernst Beyeler obituary: The...
Tags: Social Issues, Death, Claude Monet, Alberto Giacometti, Trials
Monster Mash: Paris officials investigate art heist; Black Dahlia play moves to N.Y.; British architects prizesCulture MonsterSuper structures: The Royal Institute of British Architects has given out 102 awards for architectural excellence to buildings ranging from a circular loo in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin. (Independent) Security lapse: A day after the big Paris.......
Culture MonsterFrom Beetlejuice to Batman, from Ed Wood to Willy Wonka, the characters that Tim Burton has brought to movie screens are notable for their dark idiosyncrasies and macabre weirdness. Burton's goth universe -- at once disturbing and oddly inviting --......
Culture MonsterEasily the strangest roomful of art in Los Angeles right now is the final gallery of the Getty Museum's recently opened exhibition of fancy-pants painting and sculpture, "The Spectacular Art of Jean-Leon GÃ©rÃ´me." The first survey in more than 40......
Culture MonsterAt the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Renoir in the 20th Century" seeks to overturn conventional wisdom. Here's the contested rap on Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Following success at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, when he was 33, plus another.....
Culture MonsterOne of the most vaunted private art collections in Los Angeles, highlighted by a prized Picasso nude and including works by Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Georges Braque, Edgar Degas and Edouard Vuillard, is expected to fetch more than......
Culture MonsterI've just come from the press preview at the Art Institute of Chicago for "Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917." The show opens Saturday, and I'll have a full review early next week. Suffice it to say that this is one of......
Culture MonsterCHICAGO -- If the world is coming apart at the seams and society's provisional fabric is being shredded, how does an artist respond? With anger? Analysis? Denial? Disinterest? That's a question that thrums through a breathtaking exhibition, newly opened...
Special to The TimesEvery time my husband, Kevin, and I visit the Napa Valley, we leave with a newfound appreciation for the local arts: the art of wine making, the art of wine country cuisine, the art of wine-and-food pairing. With so many temptations, we've never put...
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