March 25, 1998 |
Should contemporary art be allowed to rot in peace? Or should it be preserved, regardless of cost, difficulty and the artist's intentions? How about art that's made for the moment, of materials that disintegrate? What's an overworked conservator to do with photographs that change color, paintings that crumble or sculptures made of everything from chewing gum and lipstick to flocked Tupperware?
November 22, 1990 |
Miguel Angel Corzo, president of the Friends of the Arts of Mexico Foundation and organizer of a current landmark exhibition of Mexican art, has been appointed director of the Getty Conservation Institute. Beginning in January, he will lead an 8-year-old organization that promotes art conservation worldwide through scientific research, training, documentation and field projects.
May 1, 2001
* Former Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice President Jerry Giaquinta has formed the Giaquinta Group, a marketing and communications firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Giaquinta said the new consulting firm will focus on marketing messages dealing with the "digital lifestyle." The new company will work with GCI Group, a global public relations firm.
May 19, 1993 |
When members of the County Board of Supervisors first laid eyes on Edward Kienholz's "Back Seat Dodge '38," way back in 1966 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, they saw pornography. Labeling the sculptural portrayal of a drunken, life-size couple making love in a truncated automobile "revolting," "blasphemous" and "dastardly," the supervisors charged that the scruffy artwork went "way beyond the limits of public decency" and strongly urged the museum to remove it.
January 2, 2005 |
Venice is drowning. Bombay's historic core of Victorian buildings is being overwhelmed by modern culture. War-torn Iraq is suffering from looting and the destruction of its archeological heritage. Such are the challenges facing the world's conservators. And such is the troubled territory of "Conservation Matters," a free lecture series at the Getty Center in Brentwood.
April 8, 1990 |
When Luis Monreal leaves the Getty Conservation Institute on Tuesday, he will walk away from an efficient, highly regarded organization that he has built in five years flat. Acting as a catalytic force for international art conservation, GCI spearheads field projects around the world, offers expertise, runs training programs and conducts scientific research.
August 11, 2010 |
Ted Stevens, the temperamental, powerful politician who helped secure statehood for Alaska and won billions of dollars in federal largesse for the region in 40 years as its U.S. senator, died in the crash of a small plane in the rugged, fog-shrouded hills above Bristol Bay in Alaska, authorities said Tuesday. The crash, which killed five of the nine people on board, injured former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe and his son Kevin. They were on a fishing trip with Stevens when their single-engine float plane apparently slammed into a low mountainside in high winds, dense clouds and rain.
August 11, 2010 |
Ted Stevens, the gruff and bullishly determined longtime former U.S. senator from Alaska, died in Monday's crash of a small plane near a small fishing town on Alaska's Bristol Bay, a family spokesman confirmed Tuesday. "The family has just been notified that he did not survive," said Mitch Rose, former chief of staff for Stevens, 86, who served 41 years in the Senate before being convicted on corruption charges and losing his seat in 2008. The charges were later dismissed because of prosecutorial misconduct.
November 12, 1998 |
Hyundai Motor America on Wednesday awarded its public relations account to Paine & Associates of Costa Mesa. The contract, described by Hyundai as being in the "high six figures," runs through 1999 and ranks among the auto maker's largest with public relations firms, said Chris Hosford, a Hyundai spokesman. The South Korean auto maker, whose U.S. headquarters is in Fountain Valley, parted company earlier this year with GCI, which handled its media communications for six years.
April 16, 1995 |
A Reno, Nev.,-based newsletter called the Mature Traveler (not connected with this column) targets issues pertinent to seniors.