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Aaron Morse at Acme: Paintings of sublime worlds gone wrong

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Aaron Morse’s new paintings suggest, ever so subtly, that something has gone god-awfully wrong with the world we live in. The elusiveness of the problem intensifies the strength of Morse’s user-friendly pictures, not to mention their emotional impact and intellectual heft.

'6018 Wilshire' at Edward Cella: Last show before the wrecking ball

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The exhibition “6018 Wilshire” brings together 120 works by 101 artists, all of whom exhibited at this address at one time or another in the last 12 years. It’s a surprisingly satisfying mishmash of paintings, sculptures and photographs, as well as drawings, collages and...

Lauren Bacall's idol? Letter reveals it was British sculptor Henry Moore

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

She was married to Humphrey Bogart. Shot films with the likes of John Wayne and Paul Newman. And over her long career racked up a pair of Tony Awards and an honorary Oscar. But if there was one figure who made screen legend Lauren Bacall weak in the knees it was British sculptor Henry Moore.

Lee Mullican's colors crackle with energy

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In the mid-1970s, Lee Mullican (1919-98) stripped his paintings down to three elements: color, line and texture. At Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 10 of these oils on canvas hum with a kind of quiet dynamism that is simultaneously raw and refined.

Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the Broadway run of the play in 2015.

Jewish group warns of lawsuits over Cornelius Gurlitt art trove

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his Munich, Germany, apartment.

Getty's James Cuno defends museums' right to keep ancient art

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

James Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artifacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilization should remain in museum collections in America, Great Britain and other major collector nations or be...

Ovation Awards go to Fountain Theatre, 'The Country House'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood and Donald Margulies' "The Country House" at the Geffen Playhouse were among the big winners Sunday evening at the 2014 annual Ovation Awards, which honor excellence in Los Angeles theater.

David Lockington kicks off Pasadena Symphony with precision

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

At last, the new era at the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra has begun.

Electronic percussion, evolving: Rosenboom, Winant at REDCAT

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The REDCAT stage was littered with percussion sets, from snare drums to marimbas, all types of gongs, xylophones and timpani. It looked like a drummer’s candy store.

Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino, plus Boy George, at LACMA gala

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art brought out the red carpet, the Champagne and the Gucci-clad footmen on Saturday for its fourth annual Art + Film Gala. Artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino were the honorees, each receiving a video tribute and standing ovation at the...

'Constructing Worlds' exhibit at Barbican explores buildings as neighbors

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Thirty years ago, the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri complained that pictures of well-known buildings were often as conventional and flat as mediocre still-life paintings "but executed out of doors."

Hello Kitty fans pounce on convention merchandise

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Take the merch-grabbing madness of a Thanksgiving Day sale. Add flouncy skirts and lots of pink. Mix with diabetes-inducing levels of cuteness (not to mention candy). That about sums up Hello Kitty Con, which opened in downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo on Thursday morning and continues through...

Wonders unfurl at Getty, Met tapestry shows on Rubens, Coecke

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Few tapestries woven in Europe during the Renaissance surpass in sheer beauty, technical mastery and narrative charm one that Pieter Coecke van Aelst designed in 1548.

Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

I teach violin in Beverly Hills, and this summer I received an unusual request.

Salonen, Denk serve meat-and-potatoes Mozart, Beethoven

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

They've turned back the clocks at Walt Disney Concert Hall to the 2000s. Esa-Pekka Salonen is back with his old colleagues, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for three weeks, more than in any previous season since becoming conductor laureate.

Datebook: metal combines, photo-and-tin collages, art in a park

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Robert Rauschenberg gets heavy metal at Gagosian, Tony Berlant takes to tin at L.A. Louver and Michelle Andrade opens up a show of her notebook drawings at Charlie James. Plus, there’s outdoor sculptural installations and giant wall paintings of dots. Here’s what happening in our...

Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

There are albums. And then there are seminal albums. The kind that mark a before and after point in music, the sort whose influence is long-running and far-reaching. In the world of Latin American rock, that album is "Re," a 20-song release from 1994 by the Mexico City band Café...

Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal open to harsh reviews in 'The Real Thing'

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal made their Broadway debuts Thursday in a new revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," which is being produced by the Roundabout at the American Airlines Theatre in New York.

Broken rules, standout sculpture at Marc Foxx

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

An untitled group exhibition at Marc Foxx stands out as one of the best sculpture shows in recent memory.

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