February 9, 2014
'Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology' Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: Through May 18 Contact: (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu
April 6, 2008
My wife and I have taken Sierra Club-sponsored tours to Puerto Rico, Peru and Bolivia, and recently China. We think they are quite a value and really exciting, informative trips. Sierra Club, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., No. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90010; (213) 387-4287, www.sierraclub.org/outings. Richard Ramirez Valencia
March 1, 2010
'American Stories' What: "American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915" Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. When: Through May 23 Price: $20 Contact: 323-857-6000; www.lacma.org
December 16, 2013 |
Many artists use digital technology, but Petra Cortright's exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary is explicitly about online culture. Her prints, webcam videos and animations are assembled from lowest-common denominator imagery and tools: free screensavers and clip art; pre-set brushes and filters. But the show holds too tightly to these conventions, never rising above a slavish banality. Cortright's “digital paintings,” which are actually prints on aluminum panels, are gestural abstractions created in Photoshop over fragmented stock landscapes.
October 6, 2010 |
The site of a former department store in Beverly Hills considered one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country sold for $148.3 million on Tuesday to investors from Hong Kong and Singapore. Joint Treasure International, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, purchased the 8-acre parcel at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards. The firm intends to develop luxury condominiums on the site. "This is an incomparable site that cannot be replicated," said Daniel Yiu, senior advisor to Joint Treasure, which specializes in global real estate.
November 1, 1987
We wanted to drive our own car in Europe, so we bought a car through Europe Auto Travels. Included in the purchase price was a personalized guidebook. This book gave exact routing and suggested sights for our entire five-week trip. It's Europe Auto Travels, 9367 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90210. The trip was wonderful and we did not make wrong turns. SKIP and BEA KEITH Pacific Palisades
April 30, 1989
Hartford Fire Insurance Co. has signed a 10-year, 10-month lease valued at more than $7 million for 25,000 square feet of space in Wilshire Courtyard, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. The Wilshire office of Coldwell Banker represented Hartford in the transaction, while Clifford Goldstein represented the J.H. Snyder Co., developer of the 1-million-square-foot office building.
January 6, 2014
'Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations' Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 Cost: $9 Information: UCLA Film & Television Archive, http://www.cinema.ucla.edu