December 20, 1989 |
Now that Christina Orr-Cahall has taken the fall for the outlandish shenanigans of Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art during the past six months, observers immediately have begun to ask: Who will replace her as director of the once-venerable, now-sullied, museum? Alas, we ought to be asking something slightly different: Who in their right mind would want to? Let me explain. The Corcoran's problems are far from over.
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December 3, 2007 |
Two men walked into a North Hollywood art gallery Sunday and stole a number of paintings with a combined value of about $1 million, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The men, who appeared to have a handgun, held up an employee just after he opened the NoHo Gallery on Lankershim Boulevard about 10 a.m., LAPD spokeswoman Karen Smith said. The employee suffered minor injuries when one man subdued him, she said. The assailants fled with the paintings. -- Paul Pringle
September 7, 1990 |
War? What war? Recession? What recession? Despite ominous news on military and economic fronts, Los Angeles art galleries are gearing up for the biggest fall season ever. Amid a glut of exhibition openings--the majority of them scheduled for this weekend--several new galleries have opened and more activity is on the way. Seventy-five openings are scheduled for this week alone, up from 55 during the inaugural week of last year's fall season.
December 24, 1991 |
Martin Lawrence Limited Editions Inc., an ailing Van Nuys-based operator of shopping-mall art galleries, said it plans to close nearly 40% of its galleries in the next year and eliminate approximately 45 jobs, partly through attrition. The closings will result in a $2.8-million charge against fourth-quarter results, the company said. Martin Lawrence will shut down 13 of its 33 remaining galleries, with eight scheduled to be closed by New Year's Eve.
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February 20, 1999 |
Laguna Beach prides itself on being an artists' colony. But a lawsuit filed this week by a property owner accuses the city of being more a critic than a patron of the arts. The owner is seeking the right to rent out downtown commercial space to the Addi Galleries chain after the City Council last month rejected the proposal, citing an over-concentration of such businesses in the area. Downtown Laguna Beach is home to a dozen galleries--with seven on Forest Avenue, where the property is located.
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February 14, 1998 |
In an effort to bolster its reputation as an arts community, Laguna Beach has begun a monthly art walk through 12 galleries along the northern reaches of Coast Highway. First Thursdays on Gallery Row began recently, and backers hope the event becomes a tradition. Gallery owners have committed to staying open four hours past their usual closing, until 9 p.m., so their artwork gains a bigger audience.
September 12, 2002 |
A sure sign of the new art and culture season in Ventura, and summer's end, comes with the opening of the art galleries at Ventura College. The spaces usually showcase artists visiting from outside the area, giving us something fresh to look at and think about. Last week, the gallery doors opened on two very different shows, in Gallery 2 and New Media Gallery.
August 5, 1993 |
Los Angeles' gallery scene is perpetually in flux, but the boom of the late 1980s and the bust of the early 1990s set off an unprecedented upheaval. Following a period of rapid growth and decline, Southern California seems to have settled into an interminable recession in which one of the few constant elements is change. With every passing week, however, another gallery opens, even as others move, shrink, merge or close.
May 22, 1994 |
After 14 years of running a nonprofit art gallery out of a Downtown warehouse, Lydia Takeshita decided it was time for a change of scenery. Takeshita vacated 3,500 square feet of gallery space in a three-story building on Mateo Street and moved LA Artcore Center to a commercial complex in Little Tokyo on 3rd Street. What eventually drove her away, said the 67-year-old center director, was exactly the same thing that chased her gallery visitors from the area: Downtown blight.
August 28, 2009 |
It's a typical weekday afternoon at the Malibu Country Mart. The weather is perfect. Suntanned women stroll through Henry Beguelin, Madison and Morgane le Fay. Young mothers cluster around the counter at 98% Perfect, buying designer swimwear and shoes for 5-year-olds who would rather be somewhere else. Stylishly scruffy men tend to their BlackBerrys and laptops on the terrace of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. But on the second floor of a Spanish-style building on one side of the mall, a different kind of action is underway.