July 8, 1999
What's happening the next few weeks: * Margaret Cho, right, opens her one-woman show "I'm the One That I Want" today for a limited run through July 21. Westbest Theatre Center, 151 Bank St. $30 to $35. (800) 755-4000. * "Fame After Photography," an exhibition examining the public's fascination with fame and how it has been shaped by the invention of photography, opens today at the Museum of Modern Art.
June 11, 2006 |
ART prices, which are being bid up by wealthy collectors in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and China, may falter if the global economy slows, according to a survey published last week in London. About 74% of 150 collectors and dealers said an economic slowdown was the art market's greatest risk, reported the surveyor, ArtTactic Ltd. Yet confidence that prices would be strong for six months had risen 15% since November, reflecting record-setting auctions in New York, the firm said.
August 8, 1991 |
Photographer Nic Nicosia examines love from a decidedly different point of view. By staging and then shooting theatrical tableaux exploring ideas of artifice and cliches of human behavior, Nicosia is like artists Cindy Sherman and Tina Barney in that his work is perfectly poised between the fake and the hyper-real. Nicosia's newest series, "Love & Lust," consists of large black-and-white photographs, each of which is hand tinted a different color.
January 22, 2006 |
WHO knows what artworks Eli Broad will lend to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the opening of the $50-million building he will erect there? No one, including Joanne Heyler, director and chief curator of the Broad Art Foundation. LACMA's new showplace, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, isn't expected to open until late 2007, and plans for the inaugural exhibition are in development, Heyler says. But the list of contenders grew considerably in 2005.
July 30, 2012 |
First Lady Michelle Obama spent the weekend at the Olympics, attending opening ceremonies, cheering on the nation's swimmers and sitting in the Williams family box to watch tennis champ Serena Williams advance, among other things. Obama looked sporty but polished as she rooted for men's basketball here. Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion blogger who has been famous since she was around 12, is on a whirlwind tour to promote her online magazine, Rookie. [NYT] Chilean designer Maria Cornejo talked to the Wall Street Journal's weekend Off Duty section about her style inspirations: "Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton and, when I was a kid, Audrey Hepburn.
December 21, 1997 |
Cristmas has a high built-in nostalgia factor. There is no Christmas like Christmas Past--you know, the one where the snow gently fell, the tree stood straight and twinkly, and voices were raised only in song. And if it didn't happen for you, well, heck, it happened to someone, right? That's why, in general, we like our images of Christmas nice and retro--Currier and Ives, Norman Rockwell, the Italian Renaissance. And no one did Christmas like pre-WWII America.