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October 8, 1994 |
The year was 1941, and Brayton Laguna was the biggest manufacturer of gift and art pottery in the world, employing more than 150 people who worked night and day at a five-acre site between the Pacific Coast Highway and Glenneyre. And this was just the largest, not the only, pottery company in South Orange County during the heyday of California pottery making from the mid 1930s to about 1950.
April 2, 1989 |
Joel and Todd Fisch taught G.W. McDonald an invaluable law-enforcement lesson. A pair of fleet-footed father-and-son swindlers, the Fisches became McDonald's professors of procedure, instructors in the need for interstate cooperation among investigators on the trail of telemarketing fraud. McDonald is chief of enforcement for the California Department of Corporations, and it took 4 years for him and a legion of law enforcement agents from two countries to bring the Fisches to justice.
April 9, 1992 |
The textures of ceramics' past and the shape of things to come are the subjects of exhibits at two Southern California galleries this month, both of which illustrate the development of the West Coast movement in clay. The joint exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center's Beckstrom Gallery and at the FHP Hippodrome Gallery in Long Beach boasts more than 100 pieces from 32 of California's better known ceramic artists.
February 8, 2001
IRVINE 11am Art Female artists in California played a vital role in the early part of the 20th century, painting landscapes, portraits and still lifes. They also set the standard for media such as oil painting, watercolor and sculpture. The artists included Anna A. Hills, Jessie Arms Botke, Mabel Alvarez, Eleanor Colburn and Elsie Palmer Payne. * "A Woman's View, Paintings by Women Artists," the Irvine Museum, 12th floor, 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 30, 2008 |
For its 20th round of fellowships to Los Angeles County visual artists, the California Community Foundation is awarding $280,000 in one-year fellowships to 15 emerging and mid-career artists in painting, photography, collage, drawing, sculpture and multimedia. "L.A. is sort of considered the creative capital of the world, and yet we cannot sustain creativity," foundation President and Chief Executive Antonia Hernandez said this week.
February 16, 1996 |
In a stroke of cultural patronage that reinforces its reputation for snagging important art collections, the Museum of Contemporary Art will announce today that it has received a bequest of 83 works on paper from Marcia Simon Weisman, a longtime MOCA trustee who died in 1991. The collection, valued at $6 million to $8 million, was amassed by the high-profile contemporary art advocate, whose brother, Norton Simon, and ex-husband, Frederick R. Weisman, also were major art collectors.
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December 17, 2004 |
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has received a gift of 123 works by 78 artists from E. Blake Byrne, a MOCA trustee and retired television executive. The bonanza of paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos and photographs is the largest group of artworks donated by a private collector in the museum's 25-year history.
March 4, 2008 |
Thanks to a gift of 543 photographs from an anonymous donor, the Palm Springs Art Museum is transforming its photography collection and expanding its exhibition program. The donation surveys camera art from the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries, with pockets of strength in early photography and Pictorialist images by artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Julia Margaret Cameron. It also includes views of Egypt and Palestine taken by Francis Frith in the 1850s, street scenes of early 20th century Paris by Eugene Atget, dramatically modern compositions by Edward Weston, experimental pieces by Lyonel Feininger and poetic landscapes by Harry Callahan.
October 25, 2011 |
An acclaimed Los Angeles artist who has sued a prominent local collector to enforce the California "resale royalty" law could get his day in court long before the plaintiffs in class-action suits filed last week against Christie's and Sotheby's. Artist Mark Grotjahn has sued collector Dean Valentine to recover a 5% royalty for three artworks that Valentine resold. The case, which has been quietly working its way through the courts for nearly a year, now has a trial date in March.
April 20, 1996 |
The Newport Harbor and Laguna Art museums have announced what appear to be their final seasons as independent entities, and already both slates include some big names--Warhol, O'Keeffe, the Smithsonian, even Picasso--of the sort that the museums' pending merger is intended to attract. A Laguna museum official says that's just a coincidence, and spokesmen for both museums noted that all exhibits on both 1996-97 advance schedules were planned months before serious merger talks resumed last fall.