October 25, 2013 |
For art, the 1963 murder of a president became America's Guernica. In style, emotional tenor and generation, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol were very different artists. But both made paintings that spoke to an epic social trauma of their day. And both used the same motif - a weeping woman - to focus the unfathomable event. Over three hours in the afternoon of April 26, 1937, German bombers pummeled an ancient Basque village in Northern Spain with a hundred thousand pounds of high-explosive and incendiary bombs, reducing the town of Guernica to smoking rubble.
August 6, 2013 |
Actor French Stewart, it seems, has double booked. The Pasadena Playhouse announced Tuesday it will postpone his show "Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton" to accommodate the actor's new TV gig. Stewart is in the cast of the CBS sitcom "Mom," with Anna Faris, that premieres this fall. The playhouse will instead present the classic courtroom drama "Twelve Angry Men," which will run Nov. 5 to Dec. 1. Officials didn't give a new opening date for "Stoneface. " PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage “It is indeed our hope to produce 'Stoneface' at some point in the future," Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps said in a statement.
August 5, 2013 |
Andy Warhol, who would have turned 85 on Tuesday, died in 1987, so the pop artist never lived to experience the Internet. To celebrate his birthday, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh is presenting live-streaming around-the-clock video of two key venues: the church where Warhol was baptized and the grave where he is buried, both in Pennsylvania. For the venture, the Warhol museum is teaming up with Earthcam, a company that specializes in live-streaming. PHOTOS: Arts and culture by The Times Starting on Tuesday at midnight, there will be continuous streaming video of both venues at earthcam.com/warhol . Warhol -- who was born Andrew Warhola -- hailed from a Catholic family of Eastern European immigrants who settled in Pittsburgh.
July 9, 2013 |
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor - a brass ring he tried three times to grab. Only three other men served longer on the City Council than Wachs, but after 30 years as that rare political creature - a social liberal and fiscal conservative - he moved east in 2001, to head the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
June 17, 2013 |
Though not nearly as famous as his Campbell's soup cans or his Brillo boxes, Andy Warhol's Perrier screen prints created in the '80s helped to elevate the sparkling-water brand into the realm of post-modern chic. This summer, the French company is repaying the favor by issuing a limited series of bottles that pay tribute to Warhol's designs. The new Perrier bottles will feature four different label designs that are inspired by Warhol's prints. Some of the bottles also will feature famous quotes from the artist, such as "In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes" and "Art is what you can get away with.
May 29, 2013 |
Velvet Underground settled a lawsuit with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the use of a banana design that appeared on the band's album cover, Bloomberg News reports. Velvet Underground sued the foundation last year when reports surfaced that the foundation planned to license the image to Apple for use on iPhone and iPad accessories. The terms of the settlement, which came Wednesday in a New York federal court, were not disclosed. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times In the lawsuit, the Velvet Underground claimed it held the trademark to the image and sought damages and an injunction to prevent the foundation from licensing the artwork, according to Reuters.