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Posts Tagged ‘Takashi Murakami’

NYC Celebrity Dentist Fundraises More Art

DrGauseCharitableDentistryAs Princess Gabbara reminds in a recent ebony.com item, the idea of Dr. Lee Gause selling curated art to underwrite dental care for the uninsured makes perfect sense:

Gause’s dental office was once an art gallery so it’s only natural, he says, that it’d be converted back to one from time to time, where works from the legendary Andy Warhol to local, up-and-coming street artists are displayed for sale. Ranging anywhere from $5,000 to $120,000 per piece, 100 percent of the art sales go toward treating people, who might not otherwise be able to afford the highest quality of dental care.

Gause labels these efforts the Smile Design Gallery. In addition to the in-office for-sale displays, he also stages monthly related art exhibits.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

typewrit.jpegBest Subhead of the Day: This Patrick Goldstein story bears the subhead, A recently published history of screenwriting reveals that Hollywood’s contempt for writers goes back decades. We can’t think of a use for this book — unless a writer wants to climb up a stack of them and then kick them out from underneath his dangling body should the WGA vote to strike on Thursday.

33549453.jpgThe Factory: Reporter Ann Powers sets a beautiful scene of an animated Kanye West performing for Marc Jacobs, who is mouthing every lyric of West’s hits, while Takashi Murakami bobs his head along to the beat inside the Louis Vuitton store that opened as part of an exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. There were probably other cross-pollinating bold-face names at the opening, but Powers had our head spinning enough.

227206_ratio4x3_width152.jpegGreat. More Editors: Gannett Co. is getting a piece of the Metromix action. The Virginia-based media company is working on a joint effort with Tribune Co. to expand the entertainment sites throughout the U.S.

LAT in 90: Moving On

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The Los Angeles Times, condensed.

Shopping is an Art
Pretend you care: MOCA will sell Luxury Vinyl, aka Louis Vuitton, purses as part of the Takashi Murakami show.

Shutting the Garden Gate

Robert Smaus, probably the last living columnist to earn the “beloved” sobriquet, is moving out of state.

Stride of Pride
Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is short a few stars during construction. Bob Pool digs up a little controversy about the process.

Captive Audience
Patt Morrison, whose tongue is embedded just a tich too firmly in her cheek, reviews the DVD version of driving school. Since when does Patt drive? Isn’t she a legendary bus rider?