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May 6, 1996 | DIANNE KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Perhaps if she didn't believe in angels, destiny and the pure, immigrants version of the American dream, Alexandra Nechita might be surprised by her success. Within nine months, she's had 16 solo exhibits of her paintings, at least $1.5 million in sales. There's a growing list of people who have paid $10,000 deposits toward the purchase of whatever she paints next. Maybe, you think, she would be a tad overwhelmed. TV crews trail her. Vanity Fair has shot a mini-spread.
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HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Don't Forget the Lyrics" host and singer Mark McGrath has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills above its asking price for $1.25 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The buyers are artist Alexandra Nechita and her boyfriend, Suh-Tahn fashion designer Dimitri Tcharfas . The renovated 1931 country English-style house has a step-down living room with vaulted ceilings and fold-away glass doors that open to a patio with city views. The breakfast room is a turret with beamed ceilings and built-in seating.
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NEWS
April 20, 1997
Freelance writer Dianne Klein, a former Times columnist, and staff photographer Gail Fisher are both intrigued by child prodigies, an interest that took them--and readers--into the world of child artist and international phenomenon Alexandra Nechita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2000 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If anyone could turn an 80-pound piece of fiberglass into an angelic work of art, it would be Alexandra Nechita. "I just treated it as a canvas," said Alexandra as she stood Thursday in California Plaza downtown, waiting for Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and the grand unveiling of her 6-foot, 4-inch fiberglass angel. Alexandra, who is 15, has been painting since she was 6 and exhibiting her work since she was 8.
NEWS
March 26, 1999
She's an artist and a young student. Who better to speak at an event called "The Beauty of Color" designed to benefit education? The Friends of Concordia University in Irvine recently got what they wanted in well-known teen painter Alexandra Nechita. The 13-year-old, who has been called "the petite Picasso" because of her use of color, spoke at a luncheon at the Newport Beach Marriott about character development in youngsters and the importance of education.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | DIANNE KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Perhaps if she didn't believe in angels, and destiny, and the pure, immigrants' version of the American Dream, Alexandra Nechita might be surprised by her success. Within nine months, she's had 16 solo exhibits of her paintings, at least $1.5 million in sales. There's a growing waiting list of people who have paid deposits of $10,000 toward the purchase of whatever she paints next. Maybe, you think, she would be a tad overwhelmed. National and international television crews trail her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2000 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If anyone could turn an 80-pound piece of fiberglass into an angelic work of art, it would be Alexandra Nechita. "I just treated it as a canvas," said Alexandra as she stood Thursday in California Plaza downtown, waiting for Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and the grand unveiling of her 6-foot, 4-inch fiberglass angel. Alexandra, who is 15, has been painting since she was 6 and exhibiting her work since she was 8.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Don't Forget the Lyrics" host and singer Mark McGrath has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills above its asking price for $1.25 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The buyers are artist Alexandra Nechita and her boyfriend, Suh-Tahn fashion designer Dimitri Tcharfas . The renovated 1931 country English-style house has a step-down living room with vaulted ceilings and fold-away glass doors that open to a patio with city views. The breakfast room is a turret with beamed ceilings and built-in seating.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1997
* "Evidence of Love"--Henri Fantin-Latour's "Angel Ascending With a Woman," left, is part of a holiday exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts through Dec. 24. * "Alexandra Nechita"--Abstract paintings by the 12-year-old Romanian prodigy remain through Jan. 18 at Luckman Fine Arts Center, Cal State University. * "Tantalizing Teapots"--"The Felicitous Union of Form and Content" at the Craft & Folk Art Museum will end when the museum closes permanently Dec. 31.
NEWS
March 7, 1997
Nine remarkable females ranging in age from 11 to 104 will be honored Wednesday at the fifth annual International Women's Day Celebration at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Observed elsewhere in the world each March 8 for nearly a century, International Women's Day has only recently received official status in this country. This year's honorees are: * Brenda Blethyn, actor nominated for an Oscar for "Secrets & Lies."
NEWS
March 26, 1999
She's an artist and a young student. Who better to speak at an event called "The Beauty of Color" designed to benefit education? The Friends of Concordia University in Irvine recently got what they wanted in well-known teen painter Alexandra Nechita. The 13-year-old, who has been called "the petite Picasso" because of her use of color, spoke at a luncheon at the Newport Beach Marriott about character development in youngsters and the importance of education.
NEWS
April 20, 1997
Freelance writer Dianne Klein, a former Times columnist, and staff photographer Gail Fisher are both intrigued by child prodigies, an interest that took them--and readers--into the world of child artist and international phenomenon Alexandra Nechita.
NEWS
May 6, 1996 | DIANNE KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Perhaps if she didn't believe in angels, destiny and the pure, immigrants version of the American dream, Alexandra Nechita might be surprised by her success. Within nine months, she's had 16 solo exhibits of her paintings, at least $1.5 million in sales. There's a growing list of people who have paid $10,000 deposits toward the purchase of whatever she paints next. Maybe, you think, she would be a tad overwhelmed. TV crews trail her. Vanity Fair has shot a mini-spread.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | DIANNE KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Perhaps if she didn't believe in angels, and destiny, and the pure, immigrants' version of the American Dream, Alexandra Nechita might be surprised by her success. Within nine months, she's had 16 solo exhibits of her paintings, at least $1.5 million in sales. There's a growing waiting list of people who have paid deposits of $10,000 toward the purchase of whatever she paints next. Maybe, you think, she would be a tad overwhelmed. National and international television crews trail her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1997 | EDWARD YOON
Local art organizations and artists in all media will take part in the Calabasas Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday. The first-ever event will raise money to develop an arts council in Calabasas. It will feature art activities for children and offer an opportunity for more than 100 Southern California artists to showcase and sell their work, said Dan Huncke, faculty manager at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center.
HOME & GARDEN
December 6, 2007 | Andrea R. Vaucher, Special to The Times
AS Anastasia Soare languished in communist Romania in the 1980s, waiting for an exit visa for herself and her young daughter, she never imagined she would be here, dressed in a hip-hugging Chanel jacket and patent leather Bottega Veneta boots, receiving friends at her Beverly Hills home for a holiday party.
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