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Culture MonsterChristopher Knight reviews Damien Hirst's spot-paintings at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills...
Andy Warhol, the guru of Pop art, reveled in a lifelong obsession with newspapers, especially tabloids and their garish headlines. As a teenager, he saved pages with photos of his favorite Hollywood stars. Throughout his life he packed hundreds of...
Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out. "Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office. Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year. It was 1982, and here...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesJust before leaving the 25th anniversary dinner at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, Ellen DeGeneres took a turn on the vibraphone with the Lynne Gordon Quartet. "This is harder than it looks," she said, tossing back the mallets. DeGeneres, Portia...
Special to the Tribune"Giant Steps to Change the World" By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, illustrated by Sean Qualls Simon & Schuster, $16.99, ages 6-9 "On some days your dreams may seem too far away to realize." What about those who dreamed before you? "They made giant...
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YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Enjoy a free arts-related film at during First Friday's Flicks at the Forum. The documentary "The Radiant Child – Jean-Michel Basquiat will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. A...
Culture MonsterAnyone wondering what Jeffrey Deitch's next step will be as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art now has an answer. In two words: street art. Local artists and gallery owners have been whispering about the possibility, and this......
Culture MonsterWhen it comes to L.A. business-getting, Christie's has been on a roll. Earlier this year, the auction house broke records by selling a $106.5-million Picasso nude and a $28.6-million Jasper Johns Flag painting from two Los Angeles estates, those of......
Culture MonsterIn its big postwar/contemporary sale Wednesday night, Christie's sold $273 million worth of art, thanks in part to three Los Angeles estates. All 11 lots from the late gallery director Robert Shapazian were sold, bringing roughly $34 million. The top........
Culture MonsterA weekly look at arts and music programming on television from Thursday to Wednesday: “Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m. Thursday ABC; Jim Belushi discusses his Broadway debut in “Born Yesterday.” “The Pee-wee Herman Show...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelReviews for the artist Julian Schnabel’s latest foray into filmmaking have not been kind. The director of the acclaimed dramatic biographies “Before Night Falls” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” is taking his lumps...
Orlando Arts BlogApril is “Arts Month” on the PBS series “Independent Lens.” From the gritty streets of New York to the garbage dumps of Brazil, from a far-off desert in Uzbekistan to a bizarre backyard in Upstate New York, the show takes a look at...
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