Culture Monster

All the Arts, All the Time

« Previous Post | Culture Monster Home | Next Post »

Monster Mash: Art owned by Dennis Hopper exceeds $10 million at auction; Intiman Theatre's financial dilemma

November 15, 2010 |  8:15 am


Sold: Forty pieces of art owned by the late Dennis Hopper are said to have brought in more than $10 million at auction. (New York Post)

Money trouble: Seattle's Intiman Theatre faces a major financial dilemma that could threaten its existence. (Seattle Times)

Executive speech: Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks at the grand opening dedication ceremony of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. (My Fox Philadelphia)

Sound of money: A proposal suggests that the Smithsonian Institution in Washington start charging admission fees. (Washington Post)

Public works: Artist Neville Gabie has been appointed to oversee a number of projects in the Olympic Park in the run-up to the 2012 Games in London. (BBC News)

Read the fine print: A much-ignored rule requiring lofts in New York's SoHo neighborhood to be reserved for working artists is starting to be enforced again. (New York Times)

Setting up shop: "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" has found a theater for its Broadway run, which begins in 2011. (Playbill)

Curtain raiser: Baroque opera made a comeback at the Vienna State Opera on Sunday with a brand new production of "Alcina" by George Frideric Handel. (Agence France-Presse)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. hosted a star-studded gala; the Graff Lab in the Pico-Union neighborhood aims to transform street taggers into skilled artists; music critic Mark Swed reviews Susanna Malkki and the L.A. Philharmonic.

-- David Ng

Photo: Dennis Hopper in 2009. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press