October 31, 2008 |
The bane of documentaries on creative people is that they're often little more than a fan's note, of interest only to those who already know and love the work in question. "The Universe of Keith Haring" starts out that way but the force of the late artist's energy and personality is strong enough to win over the skeptics.
September 28, 2011 |
The new West Hollywood Library, set to open to the public Saturday on a curving stretch of San Vicente Boulevard across from the Pacific Design Center, is a building that offers a freewheeling tour through centuries of architectural history. Explicitly or implicitly, it points back to the work of Charles Moore, Pierre Koenig, Frank Gehry and even Michelangelo. The library includes long expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass, in the great California midcentury tradition, as well as bands of marble and generous helpings of architectural ornament.
November 29, 2001 |
Good free family entertainment is hard to come by, so there's glad news in "Seeing" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Boone Children's Gallery. The exhibition features work by 10 Los Angeles-based artists and architects who were given simple instructions: Choose any piece from LACMA's permanent collection and build an installation around it that will appeal to children and adults alike.
October 23, 2013 |
Building on the success of its YouTube channel, MOCAtv -- which features original documentaries, interviews with artists and an animated series and has more than 150,000 subscribers internationally -- the Museum of Contemporary Art is broadening its digital reach. On Wednesday, MOCA launched a new membership campaign, “Art is for You,” aimed at a digitally savvy audience. The campaign “is designed to appeal directly to a broad local and international audience actively participating in contemporary visual culture through social media channels,” the museum said in a statement.
May 22, 1992 |
Tuesday night at the Hollywood Athletic Club was quite a scene according to manager Ian Gray. It all started when Demi Moore arrived, more than seven hours late, to meet mega photographer Annie Leibovitz for a Vanity Fair magazine photo session. Moore, by the way, was covered in head-to-toe body paint--and little else. Husband Bruce Willis and baby were on hand to watch. Only seconds after that entrance, Grammy guy Michael Bolton waltzed in with professional arm piece, Brooke Shields.
January 30, 2003 |
THE president's face seems to be everywhere these days, and while the red states may be pleased as punch, his image is not a source of mirth to some in the Los Angeles arts community. Around here, George W. Bush's smile seems to hang in the air like one of Warhol's Brillo Pad boxes circa 1978 -- abrasive to some but ubiquitous as well.
November 21, 1999 |
What do surfwear maker Quiksilver, AIDS, laptops and hip-hop have in common? All have had an enormous impact on the way we live today, say Paper magazine founders Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits. A New York-based glossy magazine that began life as a black-and-white fold-out poster, Paper has defined what is hip before it gets trendy.
February 4, 2005 |
Twenty years after the term New Wave was used to describe the iconoclastic French cinema of the late 1950s and early '60s but before the name became a commercially viable radio format in the '80s, it described the avant-garde hipsters of Lower Manhattan.
May 18, 1986 |
Spring in the city was as capricious as a courtesan by Colette, warm and seductive, biting as sarcasm, drenching as angry tears. A radiant afternoon snapped into a night that made a California visitor feel like a naked baby. The idea of venturing down into the blight of East 14th Street was as attractive as an Arctic swim, especially since the target establishment is the sort of place that keeps its patrons waiting on line for hours unless they are named Mick or Bianca or Andy.
October 29, 1989 |
Since the searchlights started snapping on all over the environment, no issue has become more visible than the destruction of the world's tropical rain forests. In the last four decades, more than half the forests in Amazonia, West Africa and Southeast Asia have quietly been eradicated, making room for cattle ranching, logging, hydroelectric projects, and, most recently, a Wild West-style rampage of gold miners, bringing mercury contamination to the jungle's rivers and food chain.