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March 5, 1991 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1985, Steve Turner, an L.A. dealer who specializes in posters, came across an anti-Semitic poster in an antiquarian bookstore in Vienna. He quickly snapped it up, recognizing that he'd stumbled across virgin territory ripe for collecting. He soon discovered, however, that though few other buyers were vying for propaganda of this sort, collecting it wouldn't be easy.
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March 5, 1991 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1985, Steve Turner, an L.A. dealer who specializes in posters, came across an anti-Semitic poster in an antiquarian bookstore in Vienna. He quickly snapped it up, recognizing that he'd stumbled across virgin territory ripe for collecting. He soon discovered, however, that though few other buyers were vying for propaganda of this sort, collecting it wouldn't be easy.
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May 2, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT
When German artist Oskar Fischinger arrived in Los Angeles in 1936, having fled the rising Nazi terror, he found employment in the film industry. A hitherto successful filmmaker, he eventually worked at Paramount, MGM and Disney. Ultimately, however, the American studio system was unable to accommodate the particular aspirations of the European vanguard. The two were just too different.
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October 24, 1991 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The comic side of Modernist Abstraction sneaks out of hiding in an exhibition of works from the 1930s and '40s by Knud Merrild (1908-54). About 30 small drawings, odd collages, pristine reliefs and poured paintings at the Steve Turner Gallery chart the Danish artist's sudden transformation. Throughout the '30s, Merrild's art consisted of meticulously crafted reliefs and delicate drawings that illustrated the formal principles at the root of Cubism.
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December 22, 2009
COMEDY This is Your Life: The Grinch Explore the life of Dr. Seuss' classic Christmas curmudgeon at this laugh-filled comedy spoof. The green meanie (Hal Rudnick) is visited by various holiday icons, including Ralphie from "A Christmas Story," European Santa and Jesus. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702. losangeles.ucbtheatre.com. BOOKS Todd Gray Gray was Michael Jackson's personal photographer throughout the "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" periods, documenting the star-in-the-making with family, friends and fans, and in iconic career moments.
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February 3, 2000 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The history of Black History Month starts with Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Assn. for the Study of African American Life and History. He got the idea for a weeklong event in 1926. After 50 years, the observance was expanded to all of February, which Woodson chose because the month contained the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery in America, and Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist and 19th century civil rights leader.
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November 13, 1991 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The comic side of Modernist Abstraction sneaks out of hiding in an exhibition of works from the 1930s and '40s by Knud Merrild (1908-54). About 30 small drawings, odd collages, pristine reliefs and poured paintings at the Steve Turner Gallery chart the Danish artist's sudden transformation. Throughout the '30s, Merrild's art consisted of meticulously crafted reliefs and delicate drawings that illustrated the formal principles at the root of Cubism.
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April 30, 2004 | Leah Ollman, Special to The Times
"Post Minstrel" is what we ought to be but aren't yet. It's a condition toward which Mark Steven Greenfield prods us in his haunting show by that name at the Steve Turner Gallery. Where we are instead is a markedly lower stage of human evolution, a prolonged phase of racial inequity once epitomized by the minstrel show. Greenfield uses old photographic portraits of minstrel players as the starting point of this work, and it's immediately clear why.
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April 23, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
"We are three sisters who are not sisters," Gertrude Stein once announced in introducing characters in a magically resonant composition. The truth of her poetic contradiction has now been given startling visual evidence--for brothers and sisters alike--in remarkable new work by Mitchell Syrop.
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January 7, 1993 | SUSAN KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are an infinite number of ways to tell any story. Art history, however, is one of those stories that always gets told the same way. American painting through the 1930s and into the '50s is, then, always about one thing: Abstract Expressionism.
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December 22, 1991 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for Westside/Valley Calendar.
Steve Turner's deep, unrelenting desire to have interesting things around led him to research and collect books, posters, furniture and ceramics. His enthusiasm for the objects he collected and for sharing information about the artists who created them moved him to open a gallery with a colleague four years ago. The gallery, now called the steve turner gallery (yes, spelled with no capital letters), specializes in an eclectic mix of art from the first half of the 20th Century.
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