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November 20, 2000 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leaving the Szukalski show at the Laguna Art Museum is like waking from a fever dream. After being in the grip of a force so bizarre and all-encompassing, it's a relief to be free and to shake off those haunting images. Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was an artist of relentless intensity. Whether casting sculptures in bronze or drawing in conte crayon, he sustained an edge-to-edge, high-energy, high-decibel level of visual hyperbole.
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November 20, 2000 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leaving the Szukalski show at the Laguna Art Museum is like waking from a fever dream. After being in the grip of a force so bizarre and all-encompassing, it's a relief to be free and to shake off those haunting images. Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was an artist of relentless intensity. Whether casting sculptures in bronze or drawing in conte crayon, he sustained an edge-to-edge, high-energy, high-decibel level of visual hyperbole.
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November 20, 2000 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leaving the Szukalski show at the Laguna Art Museum is like waking from a fever dream. After being in the grip of a force so bizarre and all-encompassing, it's a relief to be free and to shake off those haunting images. Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was an artist of relentless intensity. Whether casting sculptures in bronze or drawing in conte crayon, he sustained an edge-to-edge, high-energy, high-decibel level of visual hyperbole.
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November 20, 2000 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leaving the Szukalski show at the Laguna Art Museum is like waking from a fever dream. After being in the grip of a force so bizarre and all-encompassing, it's a relief to be free and to shake off those haunting images. Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was an artist of relentless intensity. Whether casting sculptures in bronze or drawing in conte crayon, he sustained an edge-to-edge, high-energy, high-decibel level of visual hyperbole.
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November 11, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Described by those who knew him as a forgotten genius with an eccentric personality, Stanislav Szukalski was his own biggest obstacle to artistic acclaim. A Polish nationalist and staunch rebel, Szukalski protested Germany's invasion of his homeland, fought art critics, curators and gallery owners and refused to join art movements that would have furthered his reputation but categorized his work. For most of his life, he did not live as a career artist.
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November 10, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Described by those who knew him as a forgotten genius with an eccentric personality, Stanislav Szukalski was his own biggest obstacle to artistic acclaim. A Polish nationalist and staunch rebel, Szukalski protested Germany's invasion of his homeland, fought art critics, curators and gallery owners and refused to join art movements that would have furthered his reputation but categorized his work. For most of his life he did not live as a career artist.
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August 19, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leonardo DiCaprio, whose fame buoyed after the hit movie "Titanic," will shine his starlight on an obscure Los Angeles artist with an exhibition in Orange County. DiCaprio confirmed his intention to sponsor the art show, "Struggle: The Art of Stanislav Szukalski," which opens Nov. 12 at the Laguna Art Museum. DiCaprio will contribute up to $15,000 as part of a gift, museum officials said. The artist, who died in 1987, was a Polish sculptor whom DiCaprio knew when the actor was a boy.
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August 5, 2001 | ANDREW VONTZ
At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, with a shaved pate and a demolition-machine body seemingly engineered for gladiator combat, Phil Ramirez doesn't seem like someone who would spend his days playing with toys. But toys are his livelihood. Ramirez, 28, is one of the biggest names in the action-figure sculpting world; recent projects have included the "X-Men" feature and the upcoming "The Lord of the Rings" films.
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January 11, 2002 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years after a bitter merger attempt, the Laguna Art Museum has emerged as a survivor: It has rebuilt its fiscal strength, heightened its artistic profile and has begun planning a new look designed to make the best of its seaside location. "Some of our sponsors fell off, and it's taken a while before we've been able to rebuild it," LAM director Bolton Colburn said.
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September 15, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Focusing on California art as well as world-renowned treasures, local exhibits this fall will offer patrons a range of styles to explore, from traditional and contemporary to the mystic and irreverent. * "Diego Rivera" comes to the Santa Ana College Main Gallery today through Oct. 25. The exhibit is a multimedia exploration of the Pan-American Unity Mural completed by Mexican artist Diego Rivera at the City College of San Francisco in 1940.
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November 11, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Described by those who knew him as a forgotten genius with an eccentric personality, Stanislav Szukalski was his own biggest obstacle to artistic acclaim. A Polish nationalist and staunch rebel, Szukalski protested Germany's invasion of his homeland, fought art critics, curators and gallery owners and refused to join art movements that would have furthered his reputation but categorized his work. For most of his life, he did not live as a career artist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Described by those who knew him as a forgotten genius with an eccentric personality, Stanislav Szukalski was his own biggest obstacle to artistic acclaim. A Polish nationalist and staunch rebel, Szukalski protested Germany's invasion of his homeland, fought art critics, curators and gallery owners and refused to join art movements that would have furthered his reputation but categorized his work. For most of his life he did not live as a career artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leonardo DiCaprio, whose fame buoyed after the hit movie "Titanic," will shine his starlight on an obscure Los Angeles artist with an exhibition in Orange County. DiCaprio confirmed his intention to sponsor the art show, "Struggle: The Art of Stanislav Szukalski," which opens Nov. 12 at the Laguna Art Museum. DiCaprio will contribute up to $15,000 as part of a gift, museum officials said. The artist, who died in 1987, was a Polish sculptor whom DiCaprio knew when the actor was a boy.
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