July 27, 1996
Peter Ludwig, 71, German chocolate factory owner and philanthropist who became an eclectic art collector. Born into an industrialist family in Koblenz, Ludwig studied law and art and wrote a doctoral dissertation on Pablo Picasso. He began working for Monheim Schokoladenfabrik in Aachen during the 1950s, and rose quickly in the small company. As chairman, he built the chocolate manufacturing concern into a major business.
September 11, 1997 |
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."
January 19, 1990 |
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.
May 12, 1996 |
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.
May 20, 1988 |
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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October 1, 1997
The Beatles, Vietnam, the pill and the assassinations. The '60s decade was a time of explosions, but none was louder than Pop Art. Roy Lichtenstein, who died Monday in New York at 73, was the master of a joyfully inventive band of artists who gave us an image of life in one of America's more convulsive eras.