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  • Grateful for an Imperfect World.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    1 day ago

    “Did you know teenage smoking is at all time low?”  My ten-year-old daughter announced unexpectedly.

    Imagine a tiny tear in a magnificent painting.  Most eyes naturally shift to the defect, bypassing the masterpiece.  We seek perfection.  We wish to mend.

    The news, from riots...

  • Jewish leader warns Swiss museum against accepting German art hoard

    3 weeks ago

    The head of the World Jewish Congress warned a Swiss art museum that it risks an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it accepts the bequest of a collection of artwork amassed by a man who dealt in art for the Nazis.

    The Bern Art Museum discovered in May it had been named sole heir of...

  • Israel Museum puts rare artworks up for sale

    October 4, 2011 | 8:54 am

    The Israel Museum is selling 38 rare pieces of art estimated to be worth $17 million.

    The money earned from the auctions will go to update the Jerusalem museum’s collection, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The works going up for auction by Sotheby’s beginning next month...

  • Israeli Artist Paints a Path to Healing

    By Emily Pauker

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There is something raw about the rough brush strokes in the work of native Israeli artist Rhea Carmi, and about her textured materials, such as sand and stone. But then, there also was a rawness to the tragedy that originally informed and inspired her work.

    Carmi lost her brother in...

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  • The Paintbrush as Sword

    By David Finnigan

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Samuel Bak's first art exhibit was in the Vilna ghetto when he was 9 years old. While the Nazis killed 75,000 Vilna residents, he and his mother emerged as just two of 200 survivors.

    Some of that young boy's artwork, which depicted a culture that once was called "the Jerusalem of...

  • ‘Show & Tel’ Dials the Right Artwork

    By Marc Ballon

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Show & Tel: Art of Connection," the Zimmer Children's Museum's exhibition of 179 telephones decorated and deconstructed by painters, sculptors, politicians, athletes and others, features an array of artworks ranging from the whimsical to the confrontational.

    Grouped by such themes...

  • Art Auction Hits B’nai Tzedek

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Karen Sturm purchased most of the artwork in her home at art auctions, where sale prices generally are lower than for work offered in retail galleries.

    Sturm is hoping for frenzied bidding May 15 at a 7 p.m. art auction and dessert buffet that will benefit her Fountain Valley...

  • The Little Flower That Could

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hippies, bellbottoms and Volkswagen Beetles aren't the only '60s icons to resurface. The Vietnam-era image of a sunflower accompanied by the words, "War is not healthy for children and other living things," is also experiencing a revival. The graphic was created in 1965 by Los...

  • L.A. GOAL Opens ‘Doors’ at Skirball

    By Ellie Kahn

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sherrie has cerebral palsy, which causes her hands to tremble. So when she was hired to work as an artist for L.A. GOAL in Culver City, she was concerned.

    "I can't paint a straight line, because my hands shake," Sherrie told Susan Wilder, L.A. GOAL's art director.

    "Well, then...

  • Community Briefs

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Assembly Passes Holocaust-Related Bills

    Two bills pertaining to the Holocaust era, one creating a state center for Holocaust study, the other extending the deadline for claims to recover artworks, were passed by the Legislature last week.

    The Assembly passed and sent to the...

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