Patricia Faure, L.A. art dealer was 80

Patricia Faure ran the gallery that bore her name at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, and other notable Los Angeles galleries before that: Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Asher/Faure Gallery. Times art critic Suzanna Muchnic called her "a beloved art dealer and eternally glamorous personality whose teenage dreams of movie stardom gave way to careers in modeling, fashion photography and, finally, the art business." Muchnic blogs:

Through the years, she championed the work of dozens of artists, including sculptors Joel Shapiro, Richard Artschwager and Gwynn Murrill and painters John M. Miller, Joe Goode and Margaret Nielsen. She also helped to launch the careers of Salomon Huerta, the Rev. Ethan Acres and Mark Bradford.

"She was a terrible businesswoman, but that made her interesting as a dealer," [daughter] Zazu Faure said. "She loved the work she showed, but she could never really sell it."

Also in the arts: Miguel Angel Corzo, president of the Colburn School of Music since July 2007, resigned abruptly.

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