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De Hooch’s iPhone

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At Amsterdam’s Start-Up Fest, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked when and where the iPhone was invented. “You know, I thought I knew until last night,” he said. “Last night Neelie… More ›

Huntington Buys Bloomsbury

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The Huntington’s collection of British painting has discovered a new century: the 20th. The institution has just acquired three modern U.K. pictures: a 1912 Mark Gentler portrait (of Dora… More ›

Hammons’ Hoodie

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The Underground Museum is showing a new (2016) version of David Hammons’ In the Hood. It reads as a reference to Trayvon Martin, but that wasn’t the original intention. The first In the… More ›

Broad Buys Sam Francis “Summer #1″

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Those who think Eli Broad is all about buzz should consider the perceptive, super-focused Sam Francis collection he’s built. That collection got its capstone Wednesday, when Broad paid $11.8… More ›

LACMA Shows an Adaline Kent

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LACMA has put on view a 1953 Adaline Kent sculpture, Finder, that was featured in the 2012 “In Wonderland” exhibition of women surrealists. Made of whitewashed concrete, it’s a… More ›

MOLAA at Twenty

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Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art is marking its 20th birthday with an all-museum install of the permanent collection. With many newly acquired objects, “MOLAA at… More ›

Huntington’s “Blinking Sam” Is a Meme

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“Blinking Sam”—the Joshua Reynolds portrait of Samuel Johnson owned by the Huntington since 2006—has become a meme. Internet commenters use the c. 1775 painting to marvel at the sheer… More ›

Museum Row East

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The (former) Santa Monica Museum of Art has announced its new name and address. It’s to be the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), at 1717 E. 7th St. That will bring another… More ›

A Parmigianino on View at Getty

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Tyler Green reports that a “superb” Parmigianino is on loan to the Getty. Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene is dated about 1535.

Claire Falkenstein at PMCA

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Claire Falkenstein had brilliant careers in the Bay Area, New York, Paris, Italy, and Los Angeles. Her sculpture, or some of it, was once pegged as the 3D equivalent of Jackson Pollock‘s… More ›

Walter Van Beirendonck’s Dandyism

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Go into any room of LACMA’s “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015″ and look for the most transgressive outfit you see. There’s a lot of completion—this is three… More ›

The Broad on Jeopardy!

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Contestants on last night’s Jeopardy! were chary of a new category—”The Broad”—not touching it until practically all the other Double Jeopardy clues had been picked. The $400… More ›

Bricolage of Heck

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“Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA” fills MOCA Geffen with installations and other large-scale pieces. Shown for the first time is Evan Holloway’s Left-Handed Guitarist… More ›

“Art of the Austronesians” at the Fowler

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It was linguists, not archeologists, who discovered Austronesia. That culture begin about 3000 B.C. in what we now call Taiwan. It had nothing to do with China (then), though it’s about as… More ›

Museums Set Free

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The Art Newspaper‘s annual report on museum attendance makes a case for free admission, especially if you look at the L.A. figures. Take for instance “J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set… More ›

Phantom Museum Sighting

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—More East Coast media (Bloomberg News) coverage of the mythic Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art

Underground in Seattle

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The Underground Museum continues to attract attention from larger institutions. Seattle’s Frye Art Museum is presenting “Young Blood: Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground… More ›

Met “Girl With Doves” at the Getty

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The Getty Villa has lent over a dozen objects to the Metropolitan Museum’s “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World” (Apr. 18-July 17, 2016). In return, the Met… More ›

Lundeberg Meets El Greco

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Helen Lundeberg has her first retrospective at the Laguna Art Museum. Above, an unlikely 1959 pairing of Lundeberg and El Greco on the set of her husband’s long-running NBC TV series,… More ›

Sam Wagstaff in Black and White

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Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr. is one of the most influential, yet most underappreciated, tastemakers of the 20th century. He probably did as much as anyone to establish photography as an indispensable… More ›

Hammer Adds Moriyama Dog, Ruppersberg Cafe

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Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser have given the UCLA Hammer Museum 75 prints by Japanese street photographer Daido Moriyama, reports The Art Newspaper. The Hammer will exhibit a selection of the… More ›

Don’t Mess with Bob

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In lieu of another article on Los Angeles having an art-world “moment,” The New York Times has a conversation with Larry Bell, Ed Bereal, and Ed Moses. Moses said of Robert Irwin,… More ›