Barbara Isenberg
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Barbara Isenberg has been writing and lecturing about arts issues and personalities for more than three decades. Formerly a staff reporter for both the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, where she remains a frequent contributor, she has also written for Time, Esquire, The Nation and London's Sunday Times.

In addition to the Los Angeles Times-bestseller, Conversations with Frank Gehry, she is also the author of Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical, and State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work." Her new book, Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved Musical, will be published by St. Martin's Press in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic musical’s Broadway debut.

Founder and host of the Getty Center’s Art Matters public interviews, she received a Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center, has been a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute and was formerly Associate Director of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at USC. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Backstage With David Hockney at A Bigger Picture

(3) Comments | Posted 21 January 2012 | (00:00)

David Hockney has agreed to a short visit as he supervises installation of his much anticipated landscape exhibition, opening at London's Royal Academy of Arts today (21 January). Not long after the Queen appointed him to the Order of Merit, we sip tea in a private Royal Academy office, looking...

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