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  • A Warhol 'Brillo Box' for the Huntington -- and some 'Hulten Brillo Boxes' too [UPDATED]

     
    In addition to the bequest of Andy Warhol's "Small Crushed Campbell’s Soup Can (Beef Noodle)," a unique painting made in 1962 as a variation on the famous series of soup cans first shown that year at L.A.'s Ferus Gallery, the......
  • Charles Bukowski at the Huntington

     
    The Huntington's Charles Bukowski exhibit opened Saturday; the library owns both a Gutenberg Bible and the papers of the Los Angeles poet, who died in 1994. "The Huntington is perceived as a conservative institution, but it's really not," David S.......
  • Christie's to sell art from Robert Shapazian estate; Huntington to receive an early Warhol [updated]

     
    Robert Shapazian, who died earlier this year at age 67, was not your usual art dealer. Although he was the founding director of Gagosian in Beverly Hills, he had a PhD in English literature from Harvard. He was openly nostalgic......
  • Lost L.A.: Tea party as spin control

     
    The year: 1946. The place: the living room of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Jones. Behind the lens: legendary photography Maynard Parker, shooting for Architectural Digest. And carefully laid out on the table: a proper setting of tea, of course....
  • ‘A Terrible Roar’—Updated

     
    Courtesy of University of Southern California, on behalf of the USC Special Collections. Oct. 1, 1910: The Times Building in flames, as seen from Broadway just south of First Street. Notice The Times Eagle outlined by the fire. El Alisal,......
  • Corpse flower to rise again at the Huntington

     
    Prepare to hold your nose and wait in line. Another rare corpse flower is getting ready to bloom at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. When the gigantic Amorphophallus titanum bloomed in 1999, it caused a sensation. Nearly 76,...
  • Will the weekend stink? Corpse flower gets close to blooming, Huntington says

     
    Thursday afternoon the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino posted a coy message on its Twitter account: "A fly has been spotted buzzing around the Corpse Flower bud. Does he know something?" Officials later released a...
  • Lost L.A.: For these horses, a room with a view

     
    At a time when cars were replacing horses and Southern California's stables were being converted to garages, Capt. William Sanford Banning never lost his love for his four-hoofed friends. As Sam Watters writes in his latest Lost. L.A. column: Middle-class...
  • Rare French ceramics coming to LACMA and Huntington

     
    It was announced Thursday that the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have received gifts of rare French ceramics from the collection of Pasadena art patron MaryLou Boone. Boone has given the...
  • Finding Nemo in ... San Marino? Disneyland Hotel donates 250 koi to Huntington gardens

     
    More than 250 koi have been transported from the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino as part of the hotel's preparations for a makeover. The move is permanent. Floristic gardens...
  • Huntington raises $243 million in six-year campaign

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is announcing Monday that it has raised an estimated $243 million – surpassing its target of $175 million – during a six-year campaign that was the most comprehensive in its history. Money....