| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Back in 1977, Dennis Reed read something that intrigued him: There once had been a vibrant society of Japanese American photographers, including first-rate modernists, but with the advent of World War II and U.S. internment camps, all of their work had...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have named Colin Bailey as their new director. Bailey, who most recently served as the deputy director and chief curator at the Frick Collection in New York, will head the De Young Museum and the Legion of Honor in...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are putting their house in order.
First, television personality Kardashian offloaded her place in the Beverly Crest area after just two years of ownership. Public records do not show a sale price. She bought the furnished...
| Mar 13, 2013
Lincoln MKZ: In the March 9 Business section, a review of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ said that Lincoln sold 213,000 fewer vehicles than "class-leading" Mercedes in 2012. In fact, BMW sold the most luxury passenger vehicles in the U.S. last year, about 200,000...
| Mar 2, 2013
It's a fine time to be a photography fan in Florida.
Less than a month ago, I reported on a terrific exhibit of Annie Leibovitz portraits on display through June 9 at the Norton Museum of Art (nortonmuseum.org) in West Palm Beach.
Now, there's an...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Perhaps they had a change of heart. Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have put a Pacific Palisades property they bought two years ago on the market at $6.5 million -- minus the house.
The couple purchased the lot in early 2011 for $5.7 million, public...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Modern-dance choreographer Trisha Brown, who announced her retirement from creating new work last month, will bring her renowned company to Los Angeles for a series of performances at multiple venues, including the Getty Museum and the Hammer Museum,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Happy days were here again in 2012 for a number of folks in the executive offices of the J. Paul Getty Trust, although it wasn't the best of times for some others on the staff of about 1,250. A “senior management compensation” disclosure dated...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:29 AM
NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
L.A. added two new million-dollar-a-year executives to the ranks of its top-paid arts leaders during 2011, although two existing members of the seven-person club had to get by with less than they'd made in 2010.
Increases for Music Center President...