DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Astute art observers who don’t know the work of Elaine Sturtevant needn’t feel ill-informed. She was an artist’s artist, known to a few, and to even fewer critics in her lifetime. That seems to have been the way she wanted it.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Downtown’s Grammy Museum, like the Grammy Awards, is known for its attention to music. The South Park attraction has paid heed to scores of musicians and movements since opening six years ago.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - At first, the distinction may sound like an exercise in semantics. Yet Steve Wong, the interim executive director of the Chinese American Museum, prefers to refer to the creators of his latest exhibit as “artists with disabilities” rather than “disabled artists.”
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - On Aug. 23, 79 AD, a visitor to Pompeii and neighboring Herculaneum would have heard birds chirping and seen fertile grounds awash in greenery and flowers. The more well-to-do had marble statutes adorning luscious gardens, with vibrantly painted frescos hanging in their receiving areas.
Michelle Williams slides open the bedroom doors and slinks up to Natalie Portman, who nervously brushes her hair and glances at an oversized bottle of perfume called Greed. On the label is a photograph of artist Francesco Vezzoli decked out in drag.