January 20, 2011 |
Anyone following the making of the region-wide, six-month-long 2011 visual arts extravaganza "Pacific Standard Time" knows it as a museum initiative, having grown out of an oral history project by the Getty Research Institute designed to document the birth of the L.A. art scene. And it will culminate with museums, as nearly 50 local institutions are staging exhibitions exploring one big theme: the history of art in Southern California from 1945 to 1980. Now, some of the city's leading commercial galleries are getting in the spirit, organizing their own shows that shine a light on the early days of the L.A. art scene.
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October 24, 2007 |
R.B. Kitaj, a figurative American painter who became a significant contributor to the British Pop Art movement during his nearly four decades of expatriate life in London, has died. He was 74. Kitaj died Sunday evening at his home in Los Angeles, according to the Marlborough Gallery, his official representative in New York. The Los Angeles County coroner's office was looking at his death as a possible suicide and conducted an autopsy Tuesday, a coroner's spokesman said.
June 9, 1993 |
Peter Goulds, the only major Los Angeles art dealer to open a New York gallery during the art market boom in the late 1980s, is retrenching. Louver Gallery, Goulds' elegant show space in SoHo, will close around the first of July, but L.A. Louver's Venice gallery will get a new home, scheduled to open in September, 1994, with a show of Richard Deacon's sculpture.
August 26, 2001 |
Entr'acte cocktails just aren't the same without David Hockney. With its intimate lighting and graceful floral arrangements, the Oval Bar at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is an elegant refuge for thirsty music lovers. But the bar's polished charm and the sleek video monitors for latecomers aren't the only draw--there's also the art.
April 11, 1995 |
An L.A. art crowd partied at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday night at an opening reception for "Cy Twombly: A Retrospective." The comprehensive survey of the works of the American abstract painter--most recognizable for his gray and white "blackboard" paintings--runs through June 25.
March 18, 1991 |
A lofty collection of architect superstars, academicians, art collectors and dealers turned up last weekend for a private viewing of the retrospective "Arata Isozaki: Architecture 1960-1990," which opened to the public Sunday, and tried to get close to the quiet man in the Issey Miyake tuxedo. Friday evening's event at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which Isozaki designed, also was billed as a birthday party for the Japan-based architect.