November 29, 2013 |
On Monday night, the Getty will present its inaugural J. Paul Getty Founder's Award to Harold Williams and Nancy Englander, who have helped lead the J. Paul Getty Trust -- and envision its future -- since 1981. The award will be given out annually to honorees internationally in the areas represented at the Getty -- art, research, conservation, and philanthropy. “It's fitting that the first award should go to the two people who gave intellectual structure and physical form to Mr. Getty's vision,” James Cuno, Getty president and CEO, said in a statement. “And [two people]
November 19, 2013 |
The event: P.S. Arts' “Express Yourself,” a creative extravaganza for children and teens, featured 30 arts and crafts booths where youngsters could spray-paint figurines, string beads, decorate goody bags, get runway-ready for the “E! Fashion Police” and partake in many other imaginative pursuits. Sweet treats were abundant, along with other edibles such as gourmet Kobe beef hot dogs. A family affair: A galaxy of stars treated their children to the event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday.
July 30, 2013 |
The Santa Monica Museum of Art has received a $121,500 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for an upcoming exhibit exploring art and legislation. "Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy" will go on display in fall 2014 and will examine how public art throughout the Americas can act as an agent for social change. Curated by Lucía Sanromán, the show will feature works by Laurie Jo Reynolds, who led Tamms Year Ten, a grassroots campaign to close the supermax prison in Illinois.
July 19, 2013 |
Blondie guitarist Chris Stein is back -- again . Never mind the new wave/pop punk band's 1997 reboot, or the fact that bits and pieces of its 10th album, “Ghosts of Download,” started leaking onto the Internet last month. Stein, also an accomplished photographer, will soon have his first art exhibition in more than 30 years at L.A.'s Morrison Hotel Gallery. “I had one show in London and one in New York in the early '80s -- that's it,” Stein says. “I always meant to do more, but music has been all encompassing.” PHOTOS: Chris Stein's Photo Exhibit In his late teens, Stein set out to become a photographer as well as a musician; he attended New York's School of Visual Arts in the late '60s with an emphasis on art photography.
July 9, 2013 |
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor - a brass ring he tried three times to grab. Only three other men served longer on the City Council than Wachs, but after 30 years as that rare political creature - a social liberal and fiscal conservative - he moved east in 2001, to head the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
May 29, 2013 |
Velvet Underground settled a lawsuit with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the use of a banana design that appeared on the band's album cover, Bloomberg News reports. Velvet Underground sued the foundation last year when reports surfaced that the foundation planned to license the image to Apple for use on iPhone and iPad accessories. The terms of the settlement, which came Wednesday in a New York federal court, were not disclosed. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times In the lawsuit, the Velvet Underground claimed it held the trademark to the image and sought damages and an injunction to prevent the foundation from licensing the artwork, according to Reuters.