Hollywood Ending

Onetime Hollywood strongman Michael Ovitz used to make news for all the wrong reasons: voicing paranoiac slurs about the “gay mafia,” causing schisms in the Mickey Mouse fantasy factory during his star-crossed Disney stint, and manhandling the help as documented in Suzanne Hansen’s book You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again.

What is sometimes overlooked about the former head of the all-powerful Creative Artists Agency is that he and his power wife, Judy, funneled much of that Tinseltown loot into a major-league contemporary-art collection. Many works from their lionized hoard are included in the “NOW: Selections From the Ovitz Family Collection” exhibit. Featured artists include Mark Bradford, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hughes, Jamie Isenstein, and Katy Moran.

Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 7. Continues through Sept. 28, 2008
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Nina Carapetyan