Julius Shulman's photos promoted the allure of Southern California living

  • LA Times Arts
  • July 17, 2009 00:53

In conveying the sunny Los Angeles lifestyle, the photographer turned boosterism into an art form. If Southern California and its culture were built on salesmanship, Julius Shulman sold the place as well as anyone.  

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Unsolved Mysteries of Matisse the Austere

  • New York Times Art
  • July 17, 2009 00:53

A new study of his work, “Bathers by a River,” reveals much about the artist’s methods.

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'Japanese Mandalas': If You Go: Cosmic MapQuests to Enlightenment

  • New York Times Art
  • July 17, 2009 00:53

(NEW YORK) With Buddhist sculpture, portraits, and cosmiclike paintings, the Metropolitan Museum offers an homage to a spiritual leader.

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NY gallery resumes sale of Warhol's Jackson

  • Boston Globe 2
  • July 16, 2009 11:38
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson

After a slew of publicity generated by the auction's delay, an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson is back on the block at an East Hampton, New York, art gallery. The work comes from a private collection.

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O'Keeffe Museum loses court appeal

  • AP
  • July 16, 2009 11:34
Georgia O'Keeffe, Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935, The Brooklyn Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum may represent the painter's estate but has no right to an art collection she donated to Fisk University, Tennessee's Court of Appeals has ruled. In the ruling filed Tuesday, the court said any right O'Keeffe had to most of the 101 works of art ...

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Scharf Bronze Could Sizzle at Summer Auction

  • Auction Central News
  • July 16, 2009 11:34
Ro Gallery will auction a signature Kenny Scharf bronze

NEW YORK - The dog days of summer aren't considered the peak season for selling art, but they have not kept Ro Gallery from assembling a noteworthy list of works for their Summer Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on July 23. Of note, Kenny Scharf's "Yinyang Noseblock" bronze (estimate: ...

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Dealer who sold antiquities to Getty loses looting appeal

  • LA Times Arts
  • July 16, 2009 11:34

LOS ANGELES - Giacomo Medici, who Italian authorities say was a key conduit for looted ancient art that landed in museums, such as the Getty and New York's Met, still faces prison and a $14-million fine after his 2004 conviction was upheld today by an appeals court in Rome.  

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Sargent's Cornelius Vanderbilt Portrait Returns to Newport

  • Antiques & the Arts
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Sargent's portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Newport, R.I.: A John Singer Sargent portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, painted in 1890, has returned to The Breakers, the former Vanderbilt summer cottage in Newport, a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County. The portrait was acquired in late May ...

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A Range of Artistic Styles Offered at Christie’s Prints & Multiples Sale

  • WorthPoint
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Robert Indiana's LOVE

NEW YORK – Christie’s will be presenting its mid-season “Prints & Multiples” sale—comprised of a cross section of movements and styles, this well selected offering includes work by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Joan Miró, Sam Francis, Robert ...

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Salander Faces Second Round of Charges

  • Artinfo
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Lawrence Salander

The rogue art dealer and his former gallery director Leigh Morse are accused of stealing a total of $3 million in art from the estates and foundations of three artists. Lawrence Salander has already been indicted in an $88 million Ponzi scheme...

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Lesters take over London's Olympia

  • Art Newspaper
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Lesters will take over Olympia

Husband-and-wife team David and Lee Ann Lester of Florida have negotiated with Clarion Events to assume the management of the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

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Warhol's Jackson portrait dropped from NY auction

  • Associated Press
  • July 14, 2009 01:02
Andy Warhol

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York art gallery has temporarily removed an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson from the auction block. The Vered Gallery in East Hampton says enormous interest prompted the decision. The auction was to close Sunday. The 30-by-26-inch painting shows a ...

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The essentials of Dove and O'Keeffe

  • Boston Globe 1
  • July 14, 2009 01:02
Dove and O'Keefe are on view at The Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN - No more than a collection of pictures, “Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence’’ at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute nevertheless seems to breathe with a life of its own as the assembled works rhyme with, riff on, and mutually reinforce one another. Like an echo chamber ...

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Artwork injures museum-goers in U.K.

  • Guardian
  • July 14, 2009 01:02

(London) It was a sensation in the 70s when the Tate was forced to close a new exhibit, just four days after it was opened, when it was almost wrecked by an overly exuberant public. Nearly 40 years on, Robert Morris's Bodyspacemotionthings has lost none of its potential for danger after ...

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Shepard Fairey Gets Probation

  • New York Times Art
  • July 14, 2009 01:02
"Hope" is the image of Barack Obama that Fairey made based on an AP photo.

The artist was sentenced to two years’ probation on Friday in Boston Municipal Court for charges stemming from images he posted on public and private property over the years, The Associated Press reported. Fairey also has a pending suit filed by the AP over the use of their Obama image, ...

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Obama brightens up White House with fresh art

  • The Independent
  • July 06, 2009 21:35
White house art

With every new administration comes a new era and with it, a new art collection to reflect the shifting sands of American cultural politics. In the Clinton years, it was a frothy portrait of Mamie Eisenhower clad in a pink debutante ballgown that took pride of place on the imperial walls of the ...

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Artists Get a Reality TV Show

  • LA Times Blogs
  • July 06, 2009 20:54
Sarah jessica Parker to produce art-related TV show

It was only a matter of time for art to jump on TV's reality bandwagon. A cable series focusing on the contemporary art scene is in the works at Bravo. The show (whose title has not yet been announced) is being produced by Sarah Jessica Parker. In the series, 13 contestants will compete for a ...

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$3 Million Jaguar Racer, 26 Ferraris & More on Offer in Monterey

  • The Luxist
  • July 06, 2009 20:11
Fine wheels come to Monterey for auction

On August 13-15 RM Auctions is holding its annual Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in California, starring an historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type sports racer (above) that was driven to victory in 1952 by the legendary Phil Hill and is expected to fetch over $3 million. 26 Ferraris and several ...

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OCMA's quiet sale of 18 paintings raises hackles

  • LA Times Arts
  • July 06, 2009 19:58

The sale of the California Impressionist paintings to a private collector is seen as a snub to some in art circles. The Orange County Museum of Art was tooling along, a sporty little contender in the contemporary art world, its reputation sparkling from the good reviews ...

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Contemporary Art Sales Pick up a Pace

  • ArtInfo
  • July 02, 2009 12:29
Contemporary art sale

LONDON—Christie’s finished out the London evening-auction season with a reassuring sale of postwar and contemporary art that realized £19,063,350 ($31,778,604). That compares to pre-sale expectations of £17.4–24 million for the 40 lots offered, of which all but five sold, for an impressive sold ...

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