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November 20, 1988
Enough! I don't care who looks like King Charles II of Spain. No more Latoya looks like Michael looks like Diana looks like Benji. Stop with the Bullwinkle-Jamie Farr comparisons. You're not Spy magazine. Oh, by the way. Did you ever notice how much the enclosed Miro painting (above) looks like Roger Rabbit? WILLIAM THUT, Hollywood
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June 21, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
Douglas Carter Beane's “The Little Dog Laughed” follows four people who, as one of them puts it, couldn't identify their feelings in a police lineup. Translation: they're excellent company. The uneven revival at Secret Rose Theatre doesn't quite do them justice - think of a crisp vodka tonic arriving watered down.  In Manhattan to scoop up movie rights to a hot new play, almost A-list actor Mitchell (Owen Martin) falls for Alex (Trip Langley), a sensitive hustler who divides his time between four-star hotel rooms and the outer borough comforts of friend-with-benefit Ellen (Laine Jennings)
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June 21, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
Douglas Carter Beane's “The Little Dog Laughed” follows four people who, as one of them puts it, couldn't identify their feelings in a police lineup. Translation: they're excellent company. The uneven revival at Secret Rose Theatre doesn't quite do them justice - think of a crisp vodka tonic arriving watered down.  In Manhattan to scoop up movie rights to a hot new play, almost A-list actor Mitchell (Owen Martin) falls for Alex (Trip Langley), a sensitive hustler who divides his time between four-star hotel rooms and the outer borough comforts of friend-with-benefit Ellen (Laine Jennings)
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June 20, 2012 | By David Ng
A painting by Joan Miro sold for $36.9 million at a London auction Tuesday. The Sotheby's sale of Miro's "Peinture (Etoile Bleue)" was an auction record for the late Spanish artist. The sale was part of a larger Sotheby's auction of Impressionist and modernist paintings by artists including Pissarro and Kandinsky. The auction, which brought in a reported $117.7 million, was the first of the London summer auction season. "Peinture (Etoile Bleue)" dates from 1927 and was purchased by its most recent owner in a Paris sale in 2007, according to Sotheby's.
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October 25, 1986 | ROBERT McDONALD
The exhibition of works by Eduardo Chillida at the Tasende Gallery (820 Prospect St.) is an event that will, it is anticipated, attract international attention to San Diego. Critics have ranked this potent artist with the heroic sculptors of our century, Constanin Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi and Henry Moore. Thinkers as distinguished as Martin Heidigger, Gaston Bachelard and Octavio Paz have written respectfully about this reflective sculptor and his works.
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May 6, 2005 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
The painting format employed by Adam Ross has remained consistent for much of the last decade. Canvases often 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide are painted with oil and alkyd (a synthetic resin) to create an ambiguous, atmospheric sense of space. An acrid, caustic quality is carried by the choice of metallic and sulfurous colors. Webs of precise drawing recall fragments of architectural drafting, while shapes are mostly rectilinear and crystalline.
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January 3, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
When they converged in San Francisco about 45 years ago, Wolfgang Paalen, Gordon Onslow Ford and Lee Mullican wanted nothing less than to be image makers of cosmic freedom. The purpose of art, they thought, was self-transcending awareness.
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August 2, 1985 | From Associated Press
The late artist Joan Miro's widow has agreed to give the government 24 of her husband's paintings in lieu of income taxes. The paintings, which were done between 1935 and 1969, and 243 engravings will be turned over to Spain in a ceremony Thursday, said Minister of Culture Javier Solana after a meeting with Pilar Juncosa, the artist's widow. The works of the painter and sculptor, who died in December,1983, will be displayed to the public in September, Solana said.
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June 20, 2012 | By David Ng
A painting by Joan Miro sold for $36.9 million at a London auction Tuesday. The Sotheby's sale of Miro's "Peinture (Etoile Bleue)" was an auction record for the late Spanish artist. The sale was part of a larger Sotheby's auction of Impressionist and modernist paintings by artists including Pissarro and Kandinsky. The auction, which brought in a reported $117.7 million, was the first of the London summer auction season. "Peinture (Etoile Bleue)" dates from 1927 and was purchased by its most recent owner in a Paris sale in 2007, according to Sotheby's.
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October 22, 1997
Pilar Miro, 57, who won Spain's Goya award this year as best director and helped televise the weddings of Spain's two princesses. Miro forged new roads for women directors in Spain when she became the first to direct television dramas. Her last film, "El Perro del Hortelano," received eight Goya Film Awards in 1997, including best director.
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March 9, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to The Times
The Tate Modern Art Museum in London, which opened in 2000 in a onetime power station, will open a major exhibition of the work of Spanish artist Joan MirÃ?³, called the father of Abstract Expressionism, on April 14. The show, featuring more than 150 works, is one of the most extensive shows ever dedicated to this  20th century artist and the first in London in half a century. The exhibition, "The Ladder of Escape,"  features rarely seen pieces that signpost the stages of MirÃ?
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May 6, 2005 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
The painting format employed by Adam Ross has remained consistent for much of the last decade. Canvases often 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide are painted with oil and alkyd (a synthetic resin) to create an ambiguous, atmospheric sense of space. An acrid, caustic quality is carried by the choice of metallic and sulfurous colors. Webs of precise drawing recall fragments of architectural drafting, while shapes are mostly rectilinear and crystalline.
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November 21, 2004 | Stanley Meisler, Special to The Times
For almost a half-century, the American sculptor Alexander Calder and the Spanish painter Joan Miro looked on each other as good friends. When apart, as they often were, they sometimes exchanged a letter or postcard of greeting. "A good smack on the butt for you," wrote Calder in French in 1934. "A hug, kisses, and see you soon, you big stud," wrote Miro in Spanish in 1945. They liked to embellish the postcards. Miro, for example, added underarm hair to the portrait of a Spanish dancer.
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March 25, 2001
I would like to be a dot in a painting by Miro. Barely distinguishable from other dots, it's true, but quite uniquely placed. And from my dark center. I'd survey the beauty of the linescape And wonder-would it be worthwhile To roll myself towards the lemon stripe, Centrally poised, and push my curves against its edge, to get myself a little extra attention? But it's fine where I am. I'll never make out what's going on around me, and that's the joy of it.
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March 14, 2001
Sotheby's auction house will present highlights of its upcoming major New York sales in an exhibition at the firm's Beverly Hills showroom Monday and Tuesday. The star attraction is German Expressionist Max Beckman's "Self-Portrait with Horn," valued at $7 million to $10 million. Beckman painted the brooding image in 1938, when he was in exile in Amsterdam as a Nazi-designated "degenerate" artist. Modern and contemporary works from the collection of Stanley J.
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January 13, 2000 | CLAUDIA FIGUEROA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Usually, Laguna Beach is known as a place to shop for works by local artists. But this month, one gallery has decided to bring in some of the biggest names in early 20th century art. An exhibit titled "Modern Masters" features pieces by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse on display and for sale at the Fingerhut Gallery. Owner Allan Fingerhut spent almost three years putting the show together.
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October 13, 1991 | Associated Press
Five Surrealist paintings by Paul Klee and Joan Miro have been given to the Art Institute of Chicago by the estate of a local artist and collector. Claire Ziesler, who died last month at the age of 88, was a major collector of Klee's work. She had decided in 1987 that the works would go to the institute upon her death.
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March 20, 1988 | WILLIAM WILSON
Even though it was fine in the city and a free day at the Museum of Modern Art, there were few visitors in galleries devoted to a Miro drawing exhibition. Maybe that was because shows devoted to the art of Julian Schnabel and sculpture by Stephen De Staebler are being given pride of place. Especially Schnabel, who is trumpeted with big yellow and black banners flapping away on the museum's stone facade.
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December 4, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dvorak is a poet of evergreen nature, of spirit galloping across vast expanse, of unfailing love for the Czech homeland. But there is a moment in his Quartet in A flat, Opus 105, when he stops abruptly and looks into the grave.
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October 22, 1997
Pilar Miro, 57, who won Spain's Goya award this year as best director and helped televise the weddings of Spain's two princesses. Miro forged new roads for women directors in Spain when she became the first to direct television dramas. Her last film, "El Perro del Hortelano," received eight Goya Film Awards in 1997, including best director.
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