In 1992, the Museum of Contemporary Art presented “Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s,” Paul Schimmel’s first exhibition as chief curator at the museum. Seeking to deliver an “updated” vision of Los Angeles, the exhibition divorced modern Angeleno art from the environmental factors that had animated the Light and Space movement…
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Born in Chicago near the turn of the previous century, Edmund Teske first got his hands on a camera as a young boy. Initially studying music, one of Teske’s teachers granted him access to a darkroom and the budding artist developed his earliest prints.
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A California native and key figure in the Black Arts Movement, Betye Saar weaves layers of memory and resistance into her prints, collages, and assemblages.
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Described by the work’s consigner, Daniel Durning, as demonstrating a “freer… more pure Keith,” Untitled (1982) is a unique copy of Keith Haring’s (1958–1990) first art zine.
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Over the course of her twenty year-long career, Hilda D. Levy (1908–2001) cultivated a complex vernacular in which textured linear arrangements gave rise to a “spectacle” of “unrest.”
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One of the rare artists who seems to find endlessly fresh variations on a single subject, Deborah Butterfield has exclusively executed sculptures of horses for over forty years.
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Artist Spotlight: Ron Davis
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