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March 25, 2003 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
Bruce D. Kurtz, an influential art critic and curator who explored the complex intersection of high art and popular culture and was an early champion of video art, died Saturday in Phoenix of complications from AIDS. He was 59. Kurtz had been an outspoken activist in the fight against the disease. In 1990, he founded a Phoenix chapter of the organization ACT UP.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1997 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The task of teaching children the artistic value of a gigantic cushion cheeseburger, a portrait of Mickey Mouse or a gaggle of hanging yellow rubber duckies is daunting at best. But the Children's Museum of San Diego has risen to the challenge with an exhibition exploring the recurrent themes and iconography of 1950s and 1960s Pop Art titled "POP! Goes the Museum / En el Museo."
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January 19, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High name-recognition value certainly accompanies the show of early graphic work by the late Andy Warhol, which opens Sunday at the Newport Harbor Art Museum. For an art that grew from advertising, it's only fitting. Still, Pop art of the 1960s remains among the most widely misunderstood artistic movements of the 20th Century. It certainly has enjoyed crowd-pleasing notoriety almost from the very start.
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November 20, 1993 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
In the minds of most Westerners the prototypical Japanese artwork is the famous ukiyo-e . These 19th-Century woodblock prints of Tokyo's "floating world" of courtesans, theater folk and the daily life of the demimonde had huge influence on European artists like Toulouse-Lautrec. Positioned precisely on the border between fine art and graphic design, the prints embody a Japanese aesthetic that avoids silly distinctions made in the West. The woodblocks were probably ancestors of Pop art.
NEWS
May 12, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Nelson Copley, the witty and irreverent painter and collector of surrealist art who once painted Betsy Ross stripping in front of her design of the American flag and titled it "O Say Can You Sew," has died. He was 77. Copley, who signed his work "Cply," died Tuesday at his home in Sugar Loaf Key, Fla., of complications from a stroke. He had retired to Florida about five years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2011 | By Peter Plagens, Special to the Los Angeles Times
So there's my name, on Page 1 of "Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980," the Getty's massive overview catalog for its monumental effort to get Southern California modern art into the heretofore New York-centric history of American modernism. The mention isn't so much about me as about my 1974 book, "Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast" (which was reissued by the University of California Press as "Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945-1970" in 2000)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1988 | MARLENA DONOHUE
Tim Ebner formerly made 2-by-2-foot house paint color chip panels fitted with Velcro backs for easy rearrangement into suit-the-decor, do-it-yourself grids. They were a conceptualist post-mortem on originality and painting as we traditionally define it. The same ideological current runs through his recent, pristinely elegant "paintings" made from vertical arrangements of brightly colored fiberglass bands. Each work is composed of separate stripes of glossy plastic.
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