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Culture MonsterThe J. Paul Getty Museum will unveil three recent acquisitions -- two figure drawings by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and a pastel portrait by Italian painter Rosalba Carriera -- today in the museumâ€™s South Pavilion Pastel Gallery at the Getty......
Culture Monster-- Dotting the i's: Jeffrey Deitch's contract with L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has safeguards against conflicts of interest, according to museum leaders. (Los Angeles Times) -- Recovered masterpiece: Police say they have found a Claude Monet...
Monster Mash: David Sefton leaves UCLA Live; Seattle Art Museum cuts back; ballet star part of failed coupCulture Monster--Calling it quits: David Sefton has resigned after nearly a decade as executive and artistic director of the UCLA Live performing arts series, saying he was responding to "a major rethinking and restructuring" by his bosses, brought on by the......
PASSINGS: Paul Johnson, John R. 'Jack' Beckett, Bill Wagner, John Willis, Rudolf Leopold, Lorn BrownPaul Johnson Longtime L.A. traffic reporter Paul Johnson, 75, a longtime Los Angeles traffic reporter who worked at KNBC-TV Channel 4 for 22 years and was known for his signature phrase "Buckle up, be careful out there," died Tuesday at his home in...
Readers' Representative JournalHere's the memo from Editor Russ Stanton: Colleagues: Lisa Fung, who has overseen our arts and culture coverage in Calendar for the last nine years, is our new online arts and entertainment editor, effective immediately. She will oversee our formidable......
Special to The TimesMoney can't buy you love, but it can buy you a night with the Fab Four, now that a Beatlesque boutique hotel has opened in the northern English city where it all began. Liverpool's 110-room Hard Days Night Hotel, which opened Feb. 1, is an artsy homage...
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Of the Morning CallIn early August, interior designer Lisette Dell'Apa of First Impressions Creative Interior Solutions in Bethlehem met with Sarah and Valerie Bittner in the spacious kitchen of the Bittners' new dream house on Bethlehem's Pine Top Trail to discuss the...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJonathan Petropoulos, a scholar-sleuth noted for helping to return art looted by the Nazis to its proper owners, has resigned his post as director of Claremont McKenna College's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights -- the...
Special to The TimesRaúl Ruiz's ambitious but tedious "Klimt" is likely to disappoint those drawn to it if they attended the recent and much-heralded LACMA exhibit "Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings From the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer." Anyone who stood...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen people think about World War II, wondering what it meant for the fate of museum-quality art is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet as the documentary "The Rape of Europa" demonstrates, this is a surprisingly vast and involving topic....
TONY PLATT, professor emeritus of social work at Cal State Sacramento, is the author of "Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler's Nuremberg Laws, From Patton's Trophy to Public Memorial."THE METROPOLITAN Museum of Art in New York and the Getty Center in Los Angeles are facing charges of complicity in the acquisition of looted art. The objects in question are ancient artworks and artifacts, but loot can come from any time and any place....
MERYLE SECREST is the author of "Duveen: A Life in Art."When Gerald Reitlinger published his seminal study, "The Economics of Taste," 40 years ago, the book — which charts the sales history of famous artists over a 200-year period — was all about the likes of Bellini, Vermeer and Raphael....
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