Although Kerry James Marshall’s Los Angeles leg of the touring retrospective came to an end on July 3rd, I’ve put my highlights from the show above. There are far more knowledgeable people on the artist and his history to explain the show to you guys than me, so below are links to check out. And I’m a bit lazy to write today…
LA Times article details the background on Marshall and his exhibition of 80 paintings: For Kerry James Marshall, the mission is clear: Bring portraits of black life into very white art museums
MOCA Curator Helen Molesworth shares her insights on the retrospective during a walkthrough of the gallery [46:39]: Helen Molesworth on Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
And lastly, the official press release from MOCA on the opening of the exhibition, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.
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The 5th iteration of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is this weekend at the Geffen of MOCA. Thursday, February 23, is the preview night, which is open to museum members for free and $10 for the public. From Friday to Sunday is free to the general public.
I was there last year, and it’s amazing to see so many people in the art communities come together in the huge museum floor. There are all kinds of zines, books, rare prints, and merch available for you to browse and purchase. It’s a great event for collectors, so if you’re in the area, definitely go visit.
Great advice from Doug Aitken to all the LA drivers, @ Electric Earth taking place in MOCA Geffen Contemporary.
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If you haven’t heard, Barry McGee’s (@barrymcgeeart) China Boo opened at Ratio3 in the Mission of San Francisco last Friday. BDAB couldn’t make it to the opening, but here’s a sick video that MOCA produced 4 years ago that walks you through a dystopian graffiti utopia that Barry had a heavy hand in.