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Abstract vs. Figurative

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Among the most well known and commercially successful American artists today are Kehinde Wiley and John Currin, both figurative painters of amazing skill, and both drawing inspiration from the art of Old Masters.

The Getty Welcomes the Scandalous Art of James Ensor

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It was the year 1987, when a game-changing event took place here, in our City of Angels. Belgian newspapers jokingly referred to this event as, "The...

The Getty Black Book

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Several graffiti writers were approached and given an opportunity to go to the Getty Research Institute and examine the rare manuscripts, and to grant them the opportunity to be a part of the entire process, from birth to execution.

Cooking Art History: Sicilian Gourmet

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

This rustic eggplant dish is inspired by Archestratus and includes my latest ingredient obsession, anchovies.

MCLA Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

We all have a social responsibility to continue the defragmentation process if this city is to become a world-class city, and whatever your tools and strength may be, that should become your weapon of choice.

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seym...

Fame and Fortune, Three Hundred Years Apart

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

He looks rather ordinary, but he's young and obviously happy -why else would he be laughing so freely? He is a newcomer to LA, having arrived only a...

At the Getty: Tripping into the Fourth Dimension

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you are a movie buff, the name of the German director Werner Herzog will definitely ring a bell for you. A rather loud bell, and with a strange, ...

The City of Angels in All Its Imperfect Glory

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week, I went on the air with a program suggesting that major museums in Los Angeles could be more generous to their public. Compared to their c...

Should Museums Be Free?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts

Could museums be free? The innocent enough question came from an audience member at the recent Zócalo panel in Los Angeles on Friday. Three promin...

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family Savvy.com

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Summer's Last Hurrah is upon us and we've got ideas for squeezing every last moment from the glorious season.

The Last Days Of Pompeii

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius exploded over the ancient city of Pompeii, at once demolishing its future and preserving its history. Since the site was dis...

Key Pollock Painting To Get 'Little Nip And Tuck'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — "Mural," the seminal, larger-than-life work that represented a sea change in abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock's career, will...

The Week In Art

Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts

This week we heard the heartwarming story behind a Beastie Boys fan's tribute to Adam Yauch, with a little help from Shepard Fairey. We also saw some ...

PLAN ForYourArt: May 10-16

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Cinespia kicks off its 10th season of film screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and picnic supplies.

What's Up for October From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Now that you've survived Back to School and the abrupt shift to homework-filled evenings, we think you should book a babysitter and take an evening off.

Do Museums Love Themselves More Than They Love Art?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the most despicable things that can happen to a great work art is to be willfully cut in pieces for the greedy purpose of making more money through multiple sales.

When Appreciating Works of Art, Being There Is Always Best

John Seed | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Most of my ideas of what contemporary art looks like are based on seeing photos in magazines and jpeg images on the net. Unless you live in a major city, and are devoted to visiting museums and galleries, you likely have the same problem.

What's Up for August From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With blue whales cruising our coastline in record numbers and a bevy of outdoor screenings and concerts, what could be better than LA in August? Another month of summer, that's what.

Experience Parisian Opulence At The Getty

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

The Getty Museum's exhibition "Paris Life and Luxury" is a chance to experience the opulence which filled the parlors of Paris in the mid-eighteenth c...

What's Up For July From Kids Off The Couch: Dinosaurs, The Space Shuttle And Carmageddon

Sarah Bowman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

For the first time in 823 years, July has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays. There are still three fabulous July weekends to enjoy, even if next weekend is the much anticipated Carmageddon!

PHOTOS The Getty: A Hunt For Looted Art At The World's Richest Museum

Jason Felch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Books
Jason Felch

When oil tycoon J. Paul Getty died in 1976, he left his boutique Malibu museum nearly his entire $700 million dollar personal fortune--transforming it overnight into the world's wealthiest art institution.

Starving at the Unfriendly Getty Center

Mat Gleason | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

If the Getty lies about the times its cafe stays open, do they lie about the importance of the art and artists they exhibit as well?

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.

What's Up for February From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

If you haven't already fallen in love with the magical arbors of the Descanso Gardens, this is the best possible time to be introduced.