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Culture, Art The View From Berkeley: Moving to the Bay Area Radicalized a Painter's Vision of Landscapes

The View From Berkeley: Moving to the Bay Area Radicalized a Painter's Vision of Landscapes

In every creative field, some artists arrive at a particular aesthetic style and decide that's it. That's them. Forever. (Hello, Woody Allen. Hello, Kenny G.) Then there's saxophonist John Coltrane, architect I.M Pei, and others who decide they have to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Richard Diebenkorn Changed What it Means to be a California Artist

Richard Diebenkorn Changed What it Means to be a California Artist

During the thirteen years he lived in Berkeley, artist Richard Diebenkorn made a big transition from Abstract Expressionism to figurative painting. "It's one of his greatest contributions, in addition to the sheer beauty of his work," said Timothy Anglin Burgard,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Heroes of Heroes

Heroes of Heroes

In what will no doubt be a night to remember, famed Beat poet and language oddball Michael McClure will perform live over master improv jazz musicians Rob Wasserman (bass) and George Brooks (sax) for this week's edition of Friday…
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Calendar, Night&Day Getting Berkeley in Shapes

Getting Berkeley in Shapes

Richard Diebenkorn will always be associated with the ascendance of Abstract Expressionism in America. Along with Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and other seminal figures of the 20th century, Diebenkorn redefined the boundaries — and public acceptance — of an…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Women have been wondering what makes men tick for time immemorial. Boys' Life -- Howard Korder's play about three buddies trying to negotiate the tricky terrain of post-college life in the big city -- gives us…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best First Date

For those baffled by the notion of the perfect first date, look no further than the Museum of Modern Art. Not as expensive or as much of a commitment as a dinner out, nor as impersonal as a movie, a…
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Culture, Art Courageous Vision

Courageous Vision

Elmer Bischoff is something of a local treasure, having spent all but three years of his long life (1916-1991) firmly planted in the Bay Area. "Grand Lyricist: The Art of Elmer Bischoff," a retrospective exhibition at the Oakland Museum of…
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