This week, the stories behind the art are at least as interesting as the art itself, like the one about a small insurance company that started a big art collection, and the photographer who documented Diamond Bar.
5. Anonymous Letters
Odeya Nini, an experimental composer whose music moves between ... More >>
A few years ago, artist Mary Anna Pomonis went through a painful divorce. She found that when she took off her diamond wedding ring for good, it was also as though she were shedding a large part of her social status as a woman. She felt empty and powerless without the rock on her hand, and she even ... More >>
Tibby RothmanThe man himself, artist Larry Bell (l.) and art critic Peter Frank (r.) at the recent artists' party for Larry's, a new restaurant in Venice
Almost all you need to know about artist Larry Bell is written on a wall at Larry's, the recently-opened restaurant that bears his name, li ... More >>
Copyright Billy Al Bengston, Billy Al Bengston studio holdings, photo by Brian Forrest Billy Al Bengston's painting Sonny, now at the Getty as part of Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time has arrived! Sort of. At least for the press.
This morning the Getty held the opening press confe ... More >>
Leave it to artist Billy Al Bengston to serve the LA Times food section a meal made out of wood. On view at Samuel Freeman until August 29th is Bengston's "Lumberjack Luncheon," a multi-course meal of twigs and wood that was served to Times food writer Rose Dosti in 1971. Having been contacted by t ... More >>
By Christopher Miles
Image source: www.patriciafauregallery.com
Gallerist Patricia Faure, a mainstay of the Los Angeles gallery scene for
decades, died in her sleep on October 21 at the age of 80. Faure began as
art dealer Nicholas Wilderâ€™s assistant in the 1970s. For fifteen years, she
and fri ... More >>