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July 22, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
"IT seems to me that disturbing people's final resting place is an impolite thing to do," says artist Jim Morphesis. But he's curious about "Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art From the Hermitage," an exhibition at the Getty Villa featuring 190 objects unearthed from tombs. He agrees to take a look.
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July 22, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
"IT seems to me that disturbing people's final resting place is an impolite thing to do," says artist Jim Morphesis. But he's curious about "Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art From the Hermitage," an exhibition at the Getty Villa featuring 190 objects unearthed from tombs. He agrees to take a look.
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August 20, 1987
Works by four winners of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Young Talent Awards will be on view through Sept. 20 at the museum, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. The winners are Joe Fay, Karla Klarin, Jim Morphesis and Don Sorenson. The award includes a $3,000 grant and selection of a work for the museum's collection.
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September 13, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Morphesis' controversial painting "Winged Figure" will be donated to the Laguna Art Museum by a longtime museum trustee who agreed Tuesday to buy the work from the New York artist for an undisclosed amount. "Winged Figure" is the Icarus-themed painting of a nude male torso commissioned for a poster that was to commemorate the opening of the new terminal at John Wayne Airport.
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March 14, 1986 | WILLIAM WILSON
They say the tide of Neo-Expressionism is running out in New York. Well, true to the laws of nature, it is still rising in California. The latest defector to its ranks appears to be the talented painter Jim Morphesis. If this is something of a disappointment, at least Morphesis' version of it produces handsome results and beguiling thoughts. The exhibition of nearly 30 paintings and drawings is a numerically substantial affair bristling with energy and suave command of means.
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September 5, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
"Ancient Currents" at USC's Fisher Gallery (through Oct. 18) typifies the "washing line" approach to curating that dogs most exhibits organized by theme rather than ideology or a specific formal aesthetic.
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September 13, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Morphesis' controversial painting "Winged Figure" will be donated to the Laguna Art Museum by a longtime museum trustee who agreed Tuesday to buy the work from the New York artist for an undisclosed amount. "Winged Figure" is the Icarus-themed painting of a nude male torso commissioned for a poster that was to commemorate the opening of the new terminal at John Wayne Airport.
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August 29, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials overseeing an art program at John Wayne Airport will hold an "emergency meeting" today to decide whether to print a poster commemorating the opening of the facility's new terminal. A printer who volunteered to produce the poster for free has objected to nudity in the artwork. Bob Cashman, owner of Hallmark Litho Inc.
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September 2, 1990 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all started as a public relations gesture: Put lots of original artwork in the new terminal at John Wayne Airport, give it some pizazz. Then somebody thought a poster would be a splendid commemorative gift for the 2,000 supporters invited to the terminal's grand opening. But now, like Icarus losing his wings, the poster plan has been killed, ending a week's controversy over bureaucratic snafus, disapproval of the picture's nudity and concerns over freedom of expression in art.
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September 2, 1990 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all started as a public relations gesture: Put lots of original artwork in the new terminal at John Wayne Airport, give it some pizazz. Then somebody thought a poster would be a splendid commemorative gift for the 2,000 supporters invited to the terminal's grand opening. But now, like Icarus losing his wings, the poster plan has been killed, ending a week's controversy over bureaucratic snafus, disapproval of the picture's nudity and concerns over freedom of expression in art.
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August 29, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials overseeing an art program at John Wayne Airport will hold an "emergency meeting" today to decide whether to print a poster commemorating the opening of the facility's new terminal. A printer who volunteered to produce the poster for free has objected to nudity in the artwork. Bob Cashman, owner of Hallmark Litho Inc.
NEWS
August 20, 1987
Works by four winners of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Young Talent Awards will be on view through Sept. 20 at the museum, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. The winners are Joe Fay, Karla Klarin, Jim Morphesis and Don Sorenson. The award includes a $3,000 grant and selection of a work for the museum's collection.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
"Ancient Currents" at USC's Fisher Gallery (through Oct. 18) typifies the "washing line" approach to curating that dogs most exhibits organized by theme rather than ideology or a specific formal aesthetic.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1986 | WILLIAM WILSON
They say the tide of Neo-Expressionism is running out in New York. Well, true to the laws of nature, it is still rising in California. The latest defector to its ranks appears to be the talented painter Jim Morphesis. If this is something of a disappointment, at least Morphesis' version of it produces handsome results and beguiling thoughts. The exhibition of nearly 30 paintings and drawings is a numerically substantial affair bristling with energy and suave command of means.
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February 2, 1986 | JOSINE IANCO-STARRELS
"The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art," an exploration of a facet of folk creativity organized by the Museum of Folk Art and the Jewish Museum in New York, is on view at the Hebrew Union College's Skirball Museum through April 27. The exhibition consists of about ceremonial and secular objects from 1720 to the present. The earliest generations of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jewish settlers, few in numbers, tended to assimilate their cultural patterns with those of the local population.
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