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December 3, 2004 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
What does it look like on the other side of death's curtain? While most imagine ferrymen or cherubs, drifting clouds or reeking smoke, Russell Ferguson sees a revolver firing very slowly, a once-glamorous Czech hotel lobby that looks as if it was rendered with nail polish, or preppy painter Fairfield Porter standing quietly in a sunlit room. They're some of the paintings he has assembled for a show about the death of painting.
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June 1, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
There's likely an audience for the cloying and dizzying hip-hop dance flick"Battlefield America,"but even the most forgiving viewers may feel like they've been underestimated - and underserved. Writer-producer-director Christopher B. Stokes ("You Got Served") sledgehammers his way through his unconvincing, on-the-nose script involving Sean Lewis (actor-musician and "Served" alumnus Marques Houston), a slick, child-loathing, L.A. marketing executive arrested for a DUI and forced into community service - in Long Beach - as a kids' dance coach.
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June 1, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
There's likely an audience for the cloying and dizzying hip-hop dance flick"Battlefield America,"but even the most forgiving viewers may feel like they've been underestimated - and underserved. Writer-producer-director Christopher B. Stokes ("You Got Served") sledgehammers his way through his unconvincing, on-the-nose script involving Sean Lewis (actor-musician and "Served" alumnus Marques Houston), a slick, child-loathing, L.A. marketing executive arrested for a DUI and forced into community service - in Long Beach - as a kids' dance coach.
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December 3, 2004 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
What does it look like on the other side of death's curtain? While most imagine ferrymen or cherubs, drifting clouds or reeking smoke, Russell Ferguson sees a revolver firing very slowly, a once-glamorous Czech hotel lobby that looks as if it was rendered with nail polish, or preppy painter Fairfield Porter standing quietly in a sunlit room. They're some of the paintings he has assembled for a show about the death of painting.
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October 30, 2013 | By David Ng
Karin Higa, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, has died at 47. Higa died on Tuesday at her home in L.A. following a battle with cancer, said Russell Ferguson, her husband. Ferguson, who is a professor in the art department at UCLA, said that his wife had been diagnosed with cancer in February. Higa worked as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum from 1992 to 2006, rising to the rank of senior curator of art. She had recently been named a curator for the Hammer Museum's "Made in L.A. " Biennial for 2014 but was forced to step down due to her illness.
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September 30, 2006 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Russell Ferguson, deputy director of exhibitions and programs and chief curator at the UCLA Hammer Museum, has agreed to become chairman of the university's art department. The appointment, which requires approval by the university and chancellor, is likely to be confirmed near the beginning of 2007, allowing Ferguson to assume the new role in the spring term. He will retain the title adjunct curator at the Hammer.
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May 26, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
Last year's bench coach, Joe Ferguson, was replaced this season by Bill Russell. But Ferguson, who is in his eighth year as a Dodger coach, is still working with the catchers in practice and is now positioning Dodger fielders from the press box during games. There is nothing scientific, though, about the way Ferguson relays information to the bench. "Billy looks up at me in the press box and I give him the signs," Ferguson said. "Then he relays them to the fielders."
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February 18, 2006 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
The UCLA Hammer Museum has received an estimated $1-million gift of more than 80 contemporary artworks, significantly expanding its collection of photography and other works on paper. The donation of drawings, prints, videos and mixed-media works, as well as photographs, is from Santa Monica gallery owner Patrick Painter and his wife, Soo Jin Jeong-Painter. It includes large groups of works by Roy Arden, Ed Ruscha and Christopher Williams.
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January 27, 2002 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High above the endless traffic of the Sunset Strip, up in the hushed haven of the hills, Kourosh Larizadeh greets visitors at a locked gate and, with a gracious wave of the hand, invites them into his world. His house is modest yet elegant, a 1961 Modernist residence with stone floors and expansive windows that open onto lush greenery.
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January 3, 2001 | SHAUNA SNOW
VISUAL ART Ransom Demand: Armed robbers who stole a Rembrandt and two Renoirs from the Swedish National Museum a few days before Christmas have written the museum demanding an undisclosed ransom for the pictures, valued at nearly $30 million. Photographs of the paintings--a small Rembrandt self-portrait from 1630 and Renoir's late-19th century "Young Parisian" and "Conversation"--accompanied the letter.
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November 1, 2013
Karin Higa Expert in Asian American art Karin Higa, 47, a specialist in Asian American art who worked for nearly a decade and a half as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at her home in L.A., said Russell Ferguson, her husband. Ferguson, a professor in the art department at UCLA, said his wife had been diagnosed with cancer in February. Higa worked as a curator at the Japanese American National Museum from 1992 to 2006, rising to the rank of senior curator of art. She had recently been named a curator for the Hammer Museum's "Made in L.A. " Biennial for 2014 but was forced to step down because of her illness.
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