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Culture MonsterThe 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......
Culture MonsterNot everyone has Monday off for Presidents Day, but for the lucky ones looking for something to do, here are a handful of suggestions. Make it to MOCA: Mondays are often the best days to visit the Museum of Contemporary......
Culture MonsterStudio slang that expressed effusive approval in the Abstract Expressionist 1950s, whether swaggering or sentimental, became literal subject matter for numerous artists in the 1960s. Jasper Johns was a leading practitioner. For instance, with tongue...
Culture MonsterIn such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...
Culture MonsterTaylor Crichton, the 21-year-old daughter of the late bestselling author Michael Crichton, has made her first public comments on the planned sale of the majority of her father's prized art collection. Christie's, which is handling the May sale, has...
Culture MonsterJonathan Lasker's 11 new paintings at L.A. Louver Gallery are among the best he has made. Sharper and sexier, stronger and subtler, they plant both feet firmly in the world of Pop graphics while leaving plenty of room for mystery.......
"Craig Kauffman: A Retrospective of Drawings" begins with a whimper. The first piece you see is a lifeless doodle: painted and drawn on a tautly stretched 3-by-6-foot swath of white silk, "Stepping Out" is a row of overlapping red and black circles...
Tags: Andy Warhol, Arts and Culture, Arts
Times Staff WriterCARRIE CARR knows a good piece of trash when she sees it. Take the kitchen cabinet that she salvaged from an apartment building under renovation and turned into a glass-fronted display case. Or the living room piece — "my gangsta coffee table,"...
Times Art CriticRobert 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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGary Garrels, the highly sought-after curator who has helped raise the profile of the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and beyond, is jumping ship. The Hammer snagged Garrels, 56, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York three years ago. But now he...
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...
Tags: Andy Warhol, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Book, Jackson Pollock
Art CriticGary Simmons is adept at traversing intersections of art and popular culture in ways that pry open otherwise overlooked meanings. His five new paintings and four drawings at the Margo Leavin Gallery continue this long-standing practice. They also deftly...
Tags: Frank Stella, Edward Ruscha, Death, Nathanael West, Culture
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