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  • Monster Mash: Warhol self-portrait tops $32 million; world's most expensive stamp to go up for auction

     
    -- Hot market: Andy Warhol's 1986 purple "Self-Portrait"-- offered by fashion designer/director Tom Ford -- has sold for $32.6 million at Sotheby's in New York. Mark Rothkos' 1961 "Untitled" went for $31.4 million. (Bloomberg) -- Tiny treasure: An 1885...
  • Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'

    Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'
    When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
  • Dinosaur Hall holds something big

    Dinosaur Hall holds something big
    There is nothing juvenile about the three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons at the heart of the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall, crouching with their great heads and menacing teeth hovering just above an unlucky duck-billed Edmontosaurus skeleton &#...
  • Gregory Parkinson's winning style

    Gregory Parkinson's winning style
    In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from his archive to create his most...
  • PASSINGS

    Clarence Wagner Native American preservationist Clarence "Curly Bear" Wagner, 64, a Native American historian who pressed for repatriation of ancestral remains to tribes, died of cancer July 16 at a hospital in Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Indian...
  • King Tut blockbuster is New York bound -- but not to the Met

     
    Is New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art suffering from Tut envy? Since opening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on June 16, 2005, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," the second coming of bling from the......
  • 'The Empire Strikes Back' and Harrison Ford at the ArcLight on May 19

     
    EXCLUSIVE A yearlong Lucasfilm charity campaign called "The Empire Gives Back" begins with the ArcLight event, where Ford will be interviewed on stage by Hero Complex blogger Geoff Boucher. This is a longer version of my article in Friday's Los......
  • Field Museum showcases George Washington Carver exhibit

    The Field Museum in Chicago is celebrating George this month. Not our presidents, but George Washington Carver (right). The museum's exhibit on the renowned black scientist, researcher, educator and peanut booster follows his life with a display of...
  • The soul of Oceania

    The soul of Oceania
    "Just look at the noses," says Los Angeles collector Valerie Franklin, approaching a display of Melanesian masks at the San Diego Museum of Art. One resembles a sharply pointed beak, another curls into a spiral, yet another sprouts a branch that morphs...
  • 'Melting Ice': A hot topic, and an art show

    'Melting Ice': A hot topic, and an art show
    MONTE CARLO -- Mia Hanak couldn't get rid of the prince. Hanak, the founding executive director of the Natural World Museum, was escorting Prince Albert II of Monaco through an art exhibit dealing with global warming at its opening here recently, but...