Sunday, October 25, 2009
No word yet from Police Chief Bratton on Westwood's new bronze monument, Process Art (Dead Men Don't Make Sculpture). The 2008 Nathan Mabry work, currently installed outside the Hammer Museum bookstore, mashes up Rodin's Thinker with Basil Wolverton's pop-eyed, slack-tongued freaks. Mabry was one of the thingmeisters in the Hammer's already classic 2005 "Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles." Process Art is a joint acquisition of the Hammer and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, where it debuted in May 2008.