November 15, 2012 |
Abraham Cruzvillegas's first exhibition with Regen Projects builds on the story of a Mexican jazz musician - apparently based on the artist's great-uncle - who travels the world playing the trumpet in the height of the swing era. A pachuco who dresses in flamboyant suits with broad lapels and baggy pants, he lands in L.A. in time for the Zoot Suit Riots, drifts through Cab Calloway's New York and the heated clubs of Nazi-occupied Paris. He gradually crumbles into alcoholism and returns to his native Michoacán.
October 15, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys football team has welcomed a new addition to its home at AT&T Stadium. "Sky Mirror," a large-scale reflective sculpture by the British artist Anish Kapoor, was recently unveiled at the Cowboys' stadium as part of a contemporary-art initiative by the team's owners, Gene and Jerry Jones. "Sky Mirror," which is located at the east plaza of AT&T Stadium, is a version of Kapoor's concept that has been seen in Nottingham, England; the Hermitage Museum in Russia; Rockefeller Center in New York; and other venues.
January 7, 1999 |
After six years of controversy about whether it was art or junk, the Split Pavilion sculpture garden overlooking the beach in Carlsbad is being dismantled. The public art project began as an effort to beautify the Carlsbad bluff, but quickly deteriorated into ridicule, outrage and then political backlash. The sculpture, commissioned by the Carlsbad Arts Commission from New York artist Andrea Blum for $35,000, cost the city an additional $350,000 to install.
April 30, 2009 |
Perhaps the least glorious chapter in the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall has finally ended in a confidential settlement of the 2-year-old lawsuit over "Collar and Bow," the gigantic sculpture that architect Frank Gehry envisioned extending a lighthearted greeting from the concert hall's doorstep -- until it literally began to fall apart during fabrication.
November 24, 1990
In response to " 'Novel Ideas' Bound by Literal Works" by Cathy Curtis (Calendar, Nov. 16): With all my respect to one of (The Times') most vicious art critics, who knows her stuff very well, I would like to set one very important item in that article straight, which will completely change the distorted and wrong way she reviewed my sculpture "The American Dream." The book I was given was a double paperback by Edward Albee, the author of "Who Is Afraid of Virginia Wolf?" The actual title of the book was "The Zoo Story" and "The American Dream" (two stage plays)
September 5, 2013 |
An Aaron Curry sculpture commissioned by Dior Homme artistic director Kris Van Assche has been installed in front of the luxury brand's Rodeo Drive flagship, the label announced Thursday. At the same time, and on the opposite side of the country, the brand took the wraps of another Van Assche-commissioned art installation -- this one by Matt Keegan -- in front of the brand's 57th Street flagship in Manhattan. In the press release unveiling the two new, permanent site-specific installations by contemporary artists, the luxury brand called it "part of an ongoing initiative that aims to enhance Dior Homme's tactile and interactive retail experience ... " The artists' sculptures join existing original works on display in other U.S. Dior Homme locations including a wall sculpture by Robert Montgomery at Dior Homme Soho in Manhattan and a Bruce Weber film at Dior Homme Miami.