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Patronage in L.A. (Part 3 of 3): Will Hollywood Come Through For the Art World?

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 19, 2013
Annie Philbin, Will Ferrell, and Viveca Paulin-FerrellStefanie Keenan
Annie Philbin, Will Ferrell, and Viveca Paulin-Ferrell
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Patronage in L.A. (Part 2 of 3): Can LACMA Spark a “Generational Changeover”?

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 18, 2013

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA CEO of Sony Corporation of America Michael Lynton, entrepreneur Lynda Resnick, and LACMA’s Michael Govan

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Patronage in L.A. (Part 1 of 3): How Capricious Donors Stymie a Great Art Scene

This is the first of a three-part ARTINFO series on art patronage in Los Angeles.
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: April 17, 2013

Courtesy the Hammer Museum
Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum (2011)
In recent years, Los Angeles has received increased international attention as an important new center for contemporary art. In fact, the idea that L.A. art is the next great frontier has been repeated so many times that today it’s almost a cliché. The real question should be, in the face of all this buzz, what still holds it back?
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Artist and Former L.A. MOCA Board Member Catherine Opie’s Take on LACMA’s Merger Move

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 catherine-opie-lacma-mocaThe photographer Catherine Opie, one of four artists who resigned from their positions on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles last year, has been very critical of the decisions made in recent years by institution’s administration, which received an offer earlier this week from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) that would have the latter, much larger museum take over MOCA. ARTINFO reached Opie earlier today to ask the artist for her thoughts about the merger proposal.
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Despite Membership Dues Debacle, LACMA’s Latest Openings Were Business as Usual

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 6:15 PM

Recent news of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art raising dues for council membership from $400 to $1,000 didn’t deter artists, gallerists and museum supporters from attending this week’s private opening reception for “Drawing Surrealism” and “Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection.” The event drew a sizable crowd including Jennifer HawksBettina KorekJessica Joffe, and Anthony Pearson.

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Middle Eastern art heads to West Coast

The Art Newspaper

March 2012

LOS ANGELES.  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is perhaps American’s most active museum when it comes to collecting contemporary art by Middle Eastern artists.

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