CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000 |
Back in January, Suzanne Bellah knew the Carnegie Art Museum was on a roll. Attendance was up, as were the membership rolls. And the 20-year-old, city-owned institution was growing accustomed to showcasing traveling exhibitions of some of the biggest names in contemporary art. Still, the museum's director was floored that month when the Carnegie was included on a short list of venues tapped to receive artwork from one of the country's leading private collections of contemporary art.
February 24, 2000 |
Peter Norton, a computer software magnate, and his wife, Eileen, have continued to support Southern California art and recently gave works worth more than $3 million from their collection to 29 institutions in the United States and England. Recipients included the venerable Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as smaller, regional museums, including the Laguna Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 |
It's not a truckload of Van Goghs and Picassos that fell into the laps of two Orange County art museums Tuesday, but officials at both are thrilled at the 175 works given them by Los Angeles art collectors Peter and Eileen Norton. The Nortons are donating 124 pieces, most by young California artists, to the Laguna Art Museum and 51 to the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach from their ever-expanding holdings of contemporary art.
July 8, 1998 |
A photo self-portrait of Catherine Opie shows the artist ornately tattooed and dressed in leather, with a nipple ring, multiple needles piercing the length of bare arms and a leather mask pulled down over her face. Los Angeles businessman and art collector Clyde Beswick bought the artwork sight unseen, then hung it over the sofa in his Mt. Washington home, where others might place a landscape or a bowl of fruit. Those in L.A.'
June 2, 1998 |
In a move that helps resolve a legal entanglement and merges two of America's largest and most adventurous private collections of contemporary art--both based in Los Angeles--Peter and Eileen Norton announced Monday their purchase of the collection of Clyde and Karen Beswick. The acquisition adds about 700 works to the Nortons' 1,600-piece holding. Terms of the agreement prohibit disclosure of the purchase price, but sources close to the collectors estimate that the Nortons paid about $1.
January 30, 1997 |
Peter Norton, the "software saint" who seven years ago took an abrupt leave of the computer software industry he helped to build, will make a comeback this fall. Perhaps fittingly, his platform will be CD-ROM. Culver City-based MediaX Corp. plans to announce today that it has contracted with Norton to publish a series of five titles featuring Norton teaching computer owners how to use and trouble-shoot problems with their machines and popular software.