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June 16, 1987 | WILLIAM WILSON, Times Art Critic
The days of the art locust come here more often than the cicadas and with almost as disruptive an effect. The phenomenon that has unfolded here every four years or so since Germany dug herself out of the rubble of World War II is called Documenta, and it magnetizes hordes of art-and-media moths to this normally normal town on the Fulda river. Nobody knows how many flittering critters make up the teeming host, but everybody knows nobody else can get a hotel room for miles around.
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October 10, 1999 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Art dealer Jean Milant has called downtown Los Angeles home since 1979, when he relocated his Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions Limited Publishing and Printing to South Alameda Street, marking the arrival of the first major gallery to the downtown area. One of the earliest to combine a gallery space with print publishing, Milant was also known for creating an awareness of Southern California artists such as Charles Hill, Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha and Bruce Nauman in Europe.
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October 10, 1999 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Art dealer Jean Milant has called downtown Los Angeles home since 1979, when he relocated his Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions Limited Publishing and Printing to South Alameda Street, marking the arrival of the first major gallery to the downtown area. One of the earliest to combine a gallery space with print publishing, Milant was also known for creating an awareness of Southern California artists such as Charles Hill, Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha and Bruce Nauman in Europe.
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June 16, 1987 | WILLIAM WILSON, Times Art Critic
The days of the art locust come here more often than the cicadas and with almost as disruptive an effect. The phenomenon that has unfolded here every four years or so since Germany dug herself out of the rubble of World War II is called Documenta, and it magnetizes hordes of art-and-media moths to this normally normal town on the Fulda river. Nobody knows how many flittering critters make up the teeming host, but everybody knows nobody else can get a hotel room for miles around.
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November 7, 1986 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Art aficionados who've followed the activities of the Cirrus Gallery since its inception in the early Seventies have come to recognize a distinctive Cirrus style. It is a style with more that one facet but Gallery director Jean Milant favors subtly elegant art built around luxurious color, formal composition and vaguely metaphysical intentions. Following that blueprint, Jay McCafferty could be described as the quintessential Cirrus artist.
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March 28, 1986 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
The County Museum of Art has acquired the archive of Cirrus Editions, a highly regarded Los Angeles publisher of graphic works. The archive of prints and related materials is in part a gift of Cirrus Editions, supplemented by funds from the museum's Graphic Arts Council and the Director's Round Table (a group that raises funds for projects at the discretion of director Earl A. Powell).
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August 10, 1991 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Plans for ART/LA91, Los Angeles' sixth annual contemporary art fair scheduled for Nov. 20-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, are moving ahead--but through troubled waters. The recession poses a major threat to this year's event, but a wave of controversy over the fair's connection to the arms trade has apparently subsided. Andry Montgomery Ltd.
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November 8, 1987 | ZAN DUBIN
Last year, the first International Contemporary Art Fair in Los Angeles faced competition: the event, modeled after prestigious European and American forerunners, opened just as two of the city's most prominent museums were creating a cacophony of their own. With weeks of black-tie receptions and previews, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art christened a new modern and contemporary art wing and the Museum of Contemporary Art opened a new, permanent site.
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December 12, 1987 | ZAN DUBIN
Less than three hours into the 2nd International Contemporary Art Fair, Jan Baum was brimming with optimism--she had already sold two artworks. An elated Will Halm had moved four, and Roy Cook had sold 10; the five-day event had begun with a bang. "I've already paid for the price of my booth," reported Halm, revealing that he put up $15,000 for a small corner of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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December 12, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Cirrus Editions is one among the triumvirate of workshops that has made Los Angeles an unusually important center for printmaking in the past 40 years. In fact, the story of the development of a thriving American market for contemporary prints, which is relatively recent, cannot be told without it. "Made in L.A.: The Prints of Cirrus Editions" is a worthwhile exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that celebrates the workshop's venerable history.
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December 7, 2002 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
It's a classy art show. It's a funky happening on the beach. It's a hot social scene. It's a cool video lounge where you lie on a foam-covered ramp while watching arty pictures on a big screen. Bottom line: Art Basel Miami Beach 2002 -- the New World's first taste of Europe's most important art fair -- is about buying and selling modern and contemporary art.
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December 31, 1995 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is a Times staff writer
Two things became a little more clear in 1995: Los Angeles' art scene has a history and it has a future. Not bad for a city with a flaky image that's as hard to shake as greasy dandruff. With its fixation on novelty and its penchant for mobility, L.A. will probably always appear to be a here-today-gone-tomorrow kind of place. But if there isn't a there there--in terms of a single cultural center that you can count on from one season to the next--there is a there here, there and yonder.
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