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John Chamberlain, a prolific American sculptor whose use of crushed automobile sheet metal became his signature during a career that spanned half a century, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 84. Reportedly in poor health, he had been working on a...
Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews "Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972" at the UCLA Hammer Museum....
Monster Mash: Chinese officials trying to build case against Ai Weiwei; Russell Brand joins 'Rock of Ages'Culture MonsterDetained artist Ai Weiwei accused of tax fraud by Chinese government...
Gayle Anderson was live at the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART to continue the series DISCOVER THE ARTS IN LOS ANGELES, special discounts and events at lot of museums and performing arts venues in southern California. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary,...
Culture MonsterExpectations were high, and expectations were met. On Tuesday night Christie’s New York sold Pablo Picasso’s bold 1932 portrait of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” for $106.5 million, making it the most expensive...
L.A. at HomeThe art world is buzzing over the sale Tuesday night of Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” sold at Christie’s in New York for $106.5 million, making it the world’s most expensive artwork ever purchased at auction. The 1...
Culture MonsterRainn Wilson wants to tell you all the reasons why he hates the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And the museum is happy to help him do it. Wilson, who plays Dwight on NBC's "The Office," gave Culture Monster......
Mouroir Mirrornotes of a Novel Breyten Breytenbach Archipelago Books: 280 pp., $15 paper Voice Over A Nomadic Conversation With Mahmoud Darwish Breyten Breytenbach Archipelago Books: 46 pp., $9 paper After all, the past is not personal. The...
Irving Penn, a grand master of American fashion photography whose "less is more" aesthetic, combined with a startling sensuality, defined a visual style that he applied to such varied subjects as designer dresses, cigarette butts and cosmetics jars,...
Culture Monster-- Spared: The Los Angeles City Council has decided against ending guaranteed funding for the arts. (Los Angeles Times) -- Ruling: A judge in New York has dismissed the case made by the heirs of George Grosz, who claimed that......
Culture MonsterWill that be cash or charge? A bronze statue by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti has broken the record for the most expensive artwork sold at an auction, according to Sotheby's. The statue, "L'Homme Qui Marche I" ("The Walking Man......
The Hero ComplexSuperman lifting a car? Not a big deal in today's comics, but when it's the Man of Steel lifting a car drawn on a "very fine"-rated 10-cent-issue of Action Comics No. 1, the deal is the biggest in comics history:......
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