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  • Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter

    Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83; abstract painter
    Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83.
  • June Wayne dies at 93; led revival of fine-art print making

    June Wayne dies at 93; led revival of fine-art print making
    June Wayne, who helped pioneer a revival of fine-art print making in the 1960s when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, has died. She was 93. An accomplished artist in her own right, Wayne died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles...

    Robert Shapazian dies at 67; founding director of Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills

    Robert Shapazian dies at 67; founding director of Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills
    Robert Shapazian, a scholarly art dealer who started importing art at age 13 and went on to become the founding director of the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, has died. He was 67. Shapazian died of lung cancer Saturday at his Los Angeles home, said...

    Artists sue Christie's and Sotheby's for 'resale royalties'

     
    What do New York painter Chuck Close, L.A. artist Laddie John Dill, and the estate of L.A. sculptor Robert Graham have in common? They are all plaintiffs in a pair of class-action lawsuits filed Tuesday against the New York operations of Sotheby's and...

    Resale royalty lawsuits filed against nine California galleries

     
    Manny Silverman says he opened his gallery in 1987, then on La Cienega Boulevard, at the urging of painter Sam Francis. Now he’s being sued by the Sam Francis Foundation--along with eight other galleries who allegedly refused to pay a 5 percent...