September 25, 1987
Mike McGee will leave his post as programs coordinator for the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday to become senior curator of the new Modern Museum of Art in Santa Ana. McGee has administered the Laguna Art Museum's education and exhibition programs since he joined the staff in January, 1986. His plans for departure were reported last week but were not completed until this week. The Modern Museum opened Sept. 19 with an exhibit of works by Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo.
May 30, 2008 |
Rufino Tamayo's "Troubadour" set a world auction record for Latin American art, fetching $7.2 million. The 1945 painting, which depicts a musician strumming his guitar as two women watch, was acquired by an anonymous buyer, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. The $7.2-million bid on Wednesday easily eclipsed the previous record for a Tamayo painting of $2.59 million and topped Frida Kahlo's "Roots," which sold in May 2006 for $5.6 million. "Troubadour" was the first of four paintings to be sold by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., to raise money.
February 3, 2000
* Art. The national heritage of Mexican art and culture is represented in "Visual Voices of Mexico/Voces Visuales de Mexico," an exhibition of more than 120 works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Rufino Tamayo and others, closing Sunday at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Today through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children under 12, free. (562) 437-1689. * Jazz.
February 7, 1986 |
Rufino Tamayo's art is so well known here that a show of lithographs and collagraphs (1964-73) can't be expected to deliver surprises. It doesn't, but it does offer a colorful variety of familiar subjects by the Mexican master. An electrified "Wild Dog," a host of spectral figures, bright watermelon wedges, sculptural faces and strange personages inspired by Pre-Columbian art populate this show of graphic expression.