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January 26, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
It's a collection that would make a museum director drool with envy. There are scores of pieces by the giants of abstract expressionism and modern masters of photography: Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Stella, Motherwell, Steinberg, David Smith, Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Smith, Ansel Adams. But this art is not in any museum. Gregory Michaelson, 61, retired industrialist and art collector, has assembled the stunning, still growing collection in a home built specifically to house these artworks.
October 11, 1992 | Saul Ostrow, Ostrow is an artist, critic and an organizer of exhibitions, living and working in New York City
Nineteen-fifty, for April Kingsley, marked a pivotal point in the development of Abstract Expressionism (AbEx). It was the year that many of the painters associated with AbEx (Arshile Gorky and Hans Hoffman), designated as AbEx (Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt, Brooks, Baziotes, etc.) or identified with AbEx (Pollack, De Kooning, Guston and Kline) all had found galleries and had exhibitions.
Keith Boadwee's body pops up in each body of work he makes. In the past, it has served as a canvas for his juicy, pseudo-Expressionist paintings; as a stage on which finger-puppets frolic; and as a prop in do-it-yourself photographs of modern masterpieces. This time around, Boadwee turns himself into a human spray-gun, squirting colorful streams of paint out of his derriere.
March 2, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD
Lovers of abstract art and gourmet food were in their element Thursday night when the Newport Harbor Art Museum held a Founders Preview of "American Abstraction From the Addison Gallery of American Art." About 130 guests gathered at the Newport Beach museum for an after-hours reception staged by Cartier and museum trustees to ponder the abstract art, sip champagne and sample exotic hors d'oeuvres from the kitchen of Patina restaurant in Los Angeles.
March 9, 2008 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
William Brice, an artist best known for grand-scale abstract paintings that suggest fragments of ancient classical ruins, has died. He was 86. Brice, who also was an influential art teacher at UCLA for decades, died Monday at UCLA Medical Center, according to Kimberly Davis, director of L.A. Louver Gallery, which represents him. Davis said the exact cause of death was not known but that Brice had recently taken a fall, hit his head and never regained...
November 23, 1986 | WILLIAM WILSON
The County Museum of Art needed a blockbuster to launch its new Robert O. Anderson Building for Modern and Contemporary Art. Not just your ordinary razzle-dazzle strew of twinkly treasures. Something smart. Something with a touch of originality. Something to plant the new LACMA's banner on the terrain of modern arts movers and shakers. Fat chance. Concocting such a brew within the harum-scarum din of bulldozers, cranes and cement mixers putty-putting around all that new construction?
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