Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced today the dates and honorees for its 2012 “Art + Film Gala.” The event will take place Oct. 27 and will honor artist Ed Ruscha and director Stanley Kubrick, with Steven Spielberg paying tribute to the late filmmaker.
This weekend, the Los Angeles Times published a profile of art collector Nicolas Berggruen, who is known to some by the epithet “the homeless billionaire” because, the paper explains, “he prefers living out of five-star hotels to owning any homes.” Mr. Berggruen is also a voracious art buyer and has gone about collecting in a very specific way. Here’s the Times‘ Jori Finkel:
“For Berggruen has over the last year quietly spent tens of millions of dollars buying museum-quality works by 12 leading contemporary artists, which he says he intends to donate to [the Los Angeles County Museum of Art]—if some general conditions are met.”
An article published by the AP about artist Chris Burden’s latest work–Metropolis II–says the piece is the artist’s prediction of the future. And what does the future hold for Chris Burden? No traffic jams, presumably.