Our hearts are with the people of Paris

April 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: Leticia Marie Sanchez Devastated to read about the fire at Notre Dame Remembering a peaceful morning stroll this summer with my son from Notre Dame to the bird market. CNN’s latest report is that ”The entire wooden interior of…

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Badabing Badaboom: Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Mafia den

April 2, 2019

Badabing Badaboom  Two Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in home of Naples Mafia boss In honor of Van Gogh’s birthday this week (Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!) a Flashback to a news story from 3 years ago, 2016, when 2 Pilfered…

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Review: Oscar Rejlander and Reenactment in Contemporary Photography at the Getty Center

March 18, 2019

Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography On View March 12-June 9, 2019 By Leticia Marie Sanchez With the advent of I-phones, Instagram, and social media, photography is the artistic medium most often at people’s fingertips. Aided by…

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CCH Interviews the Getty’s “Miraculous Encounters” curator Davide Gasparotto, about a Pontormo art mystery!!

February 8, 2019

Cultural Cocktail Hour is a registered trademark  Giorgio Vasari is pretty much the world’s first famous art historian. He was in the circle of Michelangelo, Pontormo,  Andrea del Sarto, and other world-class artists. Vasari book Lives of the Artists, first published in 1550, lays the foundation for…

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“Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters”- A MUST SEE exhibit at the Getty Center

February 6, 2019

“Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters” A MUST SEE Exhibit at the Getty Center By Leticia Marie Sanchez Organized by the Getty Museum in conjunction with the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence and the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, “Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters” is curated by Getty Museum Senior Curator of Paintings, Davide Gasparotto and Bruce Edelstein, coordinator…

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In the news: Selfies and artistic collateral damage

January 27, 2019

Selfies: Artistic Collateral Damage? by  Leticia Marie Sanchez This article first appeared in Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2016 One cannot enter a gallery, museum, or even concert venue without encountering a selfie taker, some more subtle and thoughtful than others. Taking a selfie as…

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This week in LA: Christie’s Preview of Old Masters Sale

January 9, 2019

Christie’s Preview of Old Masters sale including Masterworks from The Estate of Lila and Herman Shickman and an Important Private Collection Christie’s Los Angeles336 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 VIEWINGJanuary 10–16Weekdays: 10am – 6pmSaturday: 12pm – 4pmSunday: Closed Angelenos have a…

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Review: Family Day at the Norton Simon “Artful Weaving”

December 11, 2018

Review: Family Day at the Norton Simon “Artful Weaving” by Leticia Marie Sanchez Family Days at the Norton Simon are always a treat for parents and children, due to a wonderfully engaging formula that packs a two-fold punch: 1) A kid-friendly tour of the latest exhibition…

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Review: In the Raw: A fresh take on the Renaissance at the Getty Center- A Must See Exhibit

November 5, 2018

In the Raw: A Fresh take on the Renaissance at the Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Renaissance Nude Oct 30, 2018- Jan 27, 2019 The exhibit on the Renaissance nude at the Getty does not pull any punches-…

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Making a Splash at Christie’s Beverly Hills- October 23-27 (Post War Contemporary Sale-Los Angeles Tour)

October 23, 2018

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Art-loving Angelenos will have a chance to check out iconic Post-War paintings at Christie’s Beverly Hills this week! The works on view include David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) and Edward Hopper’s Chop…

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