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Doris Duke & Norton Simon: Kindred Spirits a World Apart

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There are two names on my mind right now -- Doris Duke and Norton Simon, -- two people that are obviously a world apart. But last week, I went to the opening of two exhibitions in LA that give rare insights on their lives and their obsession with art collecting.

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.

Up Close and Personal

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's near impossible to stand in front of Jackson Pollock's Mural and not think about this All-American genius, about his tumultuous life, and the leg...

Getty's Turner Is Another Jewel in LA's Crown

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

When the Getty placed the highest bid -- $45 million -- at London auction for a rare and beautiful landscape by J.M.W. Turner, many skeptics, including myself, were understandably pessimistic.