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  • Broad says downtown art museum would draw better than one in Santa Monica

     
    Eli Broad says he still hasn't decided between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles as a site for a new museum to house his contemporary art collection. But in a conversation Wednesday with Times editorial board members and reporters, Broad......
  • Michael Ovitz on Michael Crichton, and the Jasper Johns flags of their dreams

     
    Michael Ovitz has one. David Geffen has another. Eli Broad has a couple. Just what is it about Jasper Johns's early "Flag" paintings that make some blue-chip collectors seem so, well, patriotic? You can hear Ovitz rhapsodizing about the painted......
  • Jasper Johns' "Flag" brings record price at auction of Michael Crichton's estate

     
    Christie's marketing push for the Michael Crichton estate paid off with sales Tuesday night of $93.3 million for 31 pieces, led by a record price of $28.6 million for Jasper Johns' "Flag” (1960-66). According to Lindsay Pollock and Philip Boroff......
  • Monster Mash: Michael Crichton's Jasper Johns 'Flag' sets record; Pasadena Playhouse files for Chapter 11

     
    -- Big money: Artwork from the estate of writer Michael Crichton has brought $93.3 million at auction, led by Jasper Johns' "Flag" (1960-66), which sold for a record price of $28.6 million. (Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg). -- Recovery plan:......
  • Art review: 'Andrew Lord: Selected Works,1990-2010' at Santa Monica Museum of Art

     
    The Bible is pretty straightforward about the moment when human life begins, and it isn't at conception. Genesis 2:7 is unambiguous: "And the lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath......
  • Book Review: A dealer and his galaxy of art stars in 'Leo and His Circle"

    Book Review: A dealer and his galaxy of art stars in 'Leo and His Circle"
    Leo and His Circle The Life of Leo Castelli Annie Cohen-Solal Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti Alfred A. Knopf: 544 pp., $35 The ascension of New York gallerist Jeffrey Deitch to the Museum of Contemporary Art's helm has occasioned...
  • Critic's Notebook: A new life for the Broad Collection

    Critic's Notebook: A new life for the Broad Collection
    Huntington, Getty, Simon, Hammer, Crocker, Menil, Wadsworth, Phillips, Frick, Morgan, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc. — the list of super-rich Americans who, since the mid-19th century, have established museums or galleries to house their personal art...
  • Book Review: 'I Heart Design'

    Book Review: 'I Heart Design'
    I Heart Design Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics Edited by Steven Heller Rockport: 216 pp., $45 What makes a particular design — the familiar Coca-Cola bottle, say, or the vivid yellow Kodak film box &#...
  • Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs

    Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs
    Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
  • Highlights of the MOCA collection

    A sampling of standout artworks The Museum of Contemporary Art has a collection of nearly 6,000 works. These are among the highlights: Jackson Pollock, "Number 1, 1949," 1949, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas, gift of Rita and Raft Schreiber...
  • Michael Crichton dies at 66; bestselling author of 'Jurassic Park' and other thrillers

    Michael Crichton dies at 66; bestselling author of 'Jurassic Park' and other thrillers
    When Michael Crichton was attending Harvard Medical School in the late 1960s, he had a secret life that he kept hidden from his fellow students: To pay his tuition bills, he began writing paperback thrillers in his spare time under two pseudonyms. He...