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October 30, 2011
Joe Swanberg Spotlight at AFI Fest Nov. 6 "Silver Bullets" 9:45 p.m. Chinese 3 Nov. 7 "Art History" 9:30 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 8 "The Zone" (world premiere) 10 p.m., Chinese 3 Nov. 9 (all at Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian) 5 p.m. – "Silver Bullets" (second screening) 7 p.m. – "Art History" (second screening) 9 p.m. – "The Zone" (second screening)
Sixty percent of Americans believe in the existence of hell, a recent Gallup Poll shows, but only 4% are willing to admit that they expect to end up there. If you're curious about what fate may await the sinner, Alice K. Turner's "The History of Hell" is a kind of Michelin Guide to the nether regions. "I myself do not believe in Hell--I could hardly attempt this book if I did," Turner writes, "but I have found it, literally, an incredibly interesting place to visit."
September 25, 2011 | By Peter Plagens, Special to the Los Angeles Times
So there's my name, on Page 1 of "Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980," the Getty's massive overview catalog for its monumental effort to get Southern California modern art into the heretofore New York-centric history of American modernism. The mention isn't so much about me as about my 1974 book, "Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast" (which was reissued by the University of California Press as "Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945-1970" in 2000)
July 15, 2007
AND Stanley Meisler's point in his review of Sargent's works ["Portrait of an Artist on Vacation," July 8] is? The exhibition is not in Los Angeles, not even in California. If I wanted an art history lesson, I would go to the library or the museum. STEPHANY YABLOW North Hollywood
March 3, 2002
As an artist and teacher, I found David Ferrell's article interesting ("Never Mind the High Praise. How About a Little Ink?" Feb. 3). He really put his finger on the problem. It is difficult for artists to get any ink, but we work at it, and some are more successful than others. Yuroz is a great talent and has a good business manager who knows how to promote him as an artist. But aside from getting the museums' attention, artists living in the Los Angeles area, especially in the San Fernando Valley, get little or no ink from the print media.
Before taking a class during her senior year at Rosemead High School, Lisa Chan thought art history was nothing more than learning the difference between a Monet and Manet, a Picasso and Pissarro. But while earning an art history degree at UCLA last spring and interning at museums in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Chan, 22, has discovered there's almost no end to where art history can lead. This summer, Chan was one of 12 undergraduates chosen for an internship with the J.
October 15, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
In his latest exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, Rashid Johnson filters the marks and swirls of Abstract Expressionism and the blunt stolidity of Minimalism through the Afrocentric material culture of the 1960s. Although his imposing paintings and floor sculptures are sometimes overwrought, they suggest a reclaiming of art history that is both provocative and wryly humorous.  The monochromatic paintings comprise hectic layers of swirling, intersecting lines that are more incised than painted in grounds of wax and black soap (an African product made from ash)
July 17, 2011 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rebels in Paradise The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s Hunter Drohojowska-Philp Henry Holt: 288 pp., $27 After decades of neglect, Los Angeles art history is a hot topic. The most immediate reason is "Pacific Standard Time: L.A. Art 1945-1980," an enormous collaborative venture spearheaded by the Getty Foundation and Getty Research Institute. Dozens of exhibitions and related publications exploring the city's rise as an art capital will appear this fall and winter in cultural institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
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