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  • Daniel Rolnik: ‘The world’s most adorable art critic’

    May 8, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    Daniel Rolnik bills himself as “The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic,” and if you speak to him for even a minute, it’s easy to see why. Animated, passionate, whimsical and delightfully upbeat, Rolnik, 24, has made it his mission to introduce people to new and exciting artists, and...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 29, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    Tomer Peretz is a 30 year old Israeli artist who lives in L.A for the past eight years. His main occupation is painting, but he also designs spaces and furniture. His latest exhibition, "UNBREAKABLE," expresses the way Peretz sees the Israeli- Arab conflict as a former IDF combat...

  • Sukkah splendor

    September 19, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    The sukkah in the backyard of Leat Silvera’s home in the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles is up a little early this year. It’s not because she’s trying to get a jump on the holidays; it’s because she needs a place to look at her work — three large sukkah wall hangings that...

  • Germany to restitute two Nazi-looted paintings

    November 21, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Germany will return two paintings to the sole heir of a collector who was murdered by the Nazis.

    Two paintings by the renowned Expressionist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - “Estate in Dangast” (1910) and “Self Portrait” (1920) – will be turned over to Argentinean businessman Roberto...

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  • German casino returns Nazi-looted painting

    October 25, 2011 | 11:10 am

    A German casino has returned a Nazi-looted painting to the heirs of a German-Jewish art gallery owner.

    The return of “The Masters of the Goldsmith Guild in Amsterdam in 1701” by Dutch portrait painter Juriaen Pool II (1665-1745), took place Tuesday at the Amsterdam Museum.

    The...

  • Fla. museum told to hold painting allegedly looted by Nazis

    September 13, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    A small Florida museum was ordered to hold onto a painting on loan from Italy because it may have been looted by the Nazis.

    The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee was notified this summer by the District Attorney’s Office in the Florida capital that the nearly...

  • Two Nazi-looted paintings restituted to Vienna family

    April 6, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    Two paintings confiscated by the Nazis from a Jewish family in Vienna have been returned to its heirs following two years of negotiations.

    The London-based Commission for Looted Art in Europe announced Wednesday that a work by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein (1788-1868) was...

  • RARE PHOTOS OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S POSSESSIONS

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 26, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    The following images are photos from a Michael Jackson auction.  In the midst of financial troubles, Jackson decided to auction off a number of his belongings through Julien’s Auctions.  He later had second thoughts and sued for the return of some items.  Jackson and Julien’s...

  • I Ate the Whole Thing!

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I Ate the Whole Thing!

    Rap music and matzah balls? Hey, Jews can rap. Just ask the group, Chutzpah, which showed up in full rapping gear for the weighing of the 26-pound-matzah ball at Canter's Deli last week to celebrate the DVD release of "When Do We Eat?" The weights and measures...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 8

    Not that there’s really any question about it, but bang Improv Studio poses it just the same. In the arena of funny, only one religious group can reign supreme, and tonight, bang hosts its biannual showdown of “The Jews vs. The Christians” for the title of...

  • Austria Makes Reparations for Nazi Past

    By Tom Tugend

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The expulsion and extermination of 182,000 Austrian Jews during the Nazi era is a wound that will never heal completely, but two important decisions during recent weeks at least point to a symbolic closure for the dwindling number of survivors and the Austrian government.

    In a...

  • Art Exhibit Links Trojans, Bruins

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Divided between the USC and UCLA campuses, the latest art exhibition by the Jewish Artist Initiative (JAI), titled, "Makor/Source," taps into the wellspring of Jewish life.

    How fitting that Ruth Weisberg, USC dean of fine arts, would include her water-themed, mixed-media drawing,...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, June 18

    The near month-long dance-on-film extravaganza that is the Dance Camera West International Dance Film Festival offers a poignant Jewish dance piece this evening. Head to the Redcat to view Kaeja's Dance Company's short dance film, "Departure," which evokes the...

  • Spectator - ‘Time’: a Truthful Family Portrait

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For Los Angeles artist Shelley Adler, the epiphany came after her second diagnosis of breast cancer and near-death from diverticulitis in 2001. Following her lumpectomy and two weeks in the hospital, she returned home and glimpsed cartons of family photographs she had collected since...

  • Artful Solution to Nazi Looting

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After six years of litigation and diplomatic battles over Nazi-looted art, in a legal case stretching from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to Vienna and back, the Austrian government has agreed with Maria Altmann, an 89-year old widow, to let arbitration decide who now owns...

  • 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...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 13

    On the one-year anniversary of her death, the famous and infamous Leni Riefenstahl becomes the subject of discussion in multiple venues. The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Fahey/Klein Gallery collaborate in presenting a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 30

    The title says it all in playwright Larry Gelbart's satirical look at political scandals, "Mastergate." Utilizing a Hollywood action film as a front – the fictional controversy goes – the White House has allegedly engaged in some illegal shipping of arms....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Free tunes at the Skirball this afternoon, as part of their continuing "Café Z" series. This time it's the Latin jazz stylings of Angelo Metz's Brazilian Ensemble, performing for you al fresco, as you imbibe frothy coffee drinks in the shade. Noon-2 p.m. Free. 2701 N....

  • A Great Beginning

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Ed Block's father died three years ago, he and his siblings were left to look for keepsakes while disposing of the contents of his Florida home. When opening a large, flat box stored in a closet, they were flooded by memories of their father, ever eager to show off a possession...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 24, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Bite off a rose, scoop up your honey and dance on down to the New JCC at Milken. This evening they present "A Magical Argentinian Night," complete with tango dancers and singers, folk songs and ballet, as well as Argentine snacks, drinks and desserts. Best of all, proceeds...

  • Court Clears Way for Suit Over Nazi Loot

    By Tom Tugend

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Iam thrilled that there is justice in this world," said a jubilant Maria Altmann, after celebrating her victory with a family dinner outing.

    "This is more than just a Jewish case and it's more than I had hoped for," added the 88-year old Cheviot Hills resident.

    The "case" referred...

  • High Court’s New Territory: Nazi Loot

    By Tom Tugend

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "I feel that I gave my best performance at the right time and in the right place," said a jubilant E. Randol Schoenberg.

    Schoenberg's performance hadn't won him an Oscar but something else that he believed was infinitely more important -- an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    ...

  • An Artistic Homage to Big Brother

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Not many artists begin an ambitious new series at 76, but Arnold Mesches did just that after receiving a large box stuffed with FBI documents in 1999. It had taken the Jewish American painter three years and dozens of letters to obtain the 760-page dossier, his FBI file from 1945 to...

  • Symphonies in Paint

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 18 years old, Desy Safán-Gerard conducted an a cappella choir in her native Chile and won a yearlong scholarship to study musical composition in Jerusalem.

    Today, the Venice-based artist has long since left music, but not her love of it. Now an abstract painter and...

  • Building the Perfect Painting

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For local artist Rebecca Levy, building a body of work literally begins with the building. "Each one is different and has a charm of its own," Levy said of her fascination with edifices from all over the world. "Rebecca Levy: A Visual Wanderer's Retrospective," a one-woman show...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Betty Green's paintings work on so many levels -- seriously. Her latest collection of mixed-media works, titled "Worlds Within," refers to the layers of paint and found objects that cover her canvas, as well as to the infinite nature of the visual space they inhabit....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday





    "Art" for the people: Yasmina Reza's play about the delicate nature of friendships opens today at The Laurel in Ventura. Translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, the words fly among three male friends when one of them pays a good sum of money for a supposedly...

  • Your Letters

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Piece of the Pie

    Tom Tugend's article led me to fantasize that if I were a secular Jewish millionaire, what would I do to mitigate the present feverish global anti-Semitism ("Why Aren't Jews Giving to Jews?" June 27)? I certainly would not give a dime to organizations that are...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Cult song stylist Danny Cohen's spooky, weird noir rock infuses caterwauls and other bizarre sounds with lyrics about gargoyles and rigor mortis. The dramatic effect can be experienced firsthand today as the MAK Center and SASSAS present "Pathetic Laments and Inadvertent...

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