October 7, 2012 |
A veritable A-list of artists, actors, fashion designers and business leaders streamed into the Hammer Museum in Westwood Saturday to celebrate artists Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, raising a record $2 million for the museum's exhibitions and programs. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and actor/author/musician Steve Martin delivered the night's tributes. As if their talks weren't entertaining enough, the finale came courtesy of Katy Perry, who has a busy week in store with performances planned at Sunday's fundraiser for President Obama and at Thursday's amfAR Inspiration Gala.
December 19, 1997 |
Cindy Sherman's Hollywood-puncturing "Untitled Film Stills"--photos recently sold to the Museum of Modern Art for Hollywood-style money--feature their maker in a variety of counterfeit movie poses intended to evoke the irony of the familiar, the seductive glamour of the superficial. As a work of art, they're a one-joke routine. But they're also funny, at least in the fleeting light of first impression.
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.