LACMA Adds a Patrick Martinez

LACMA has acquired its first work by Patrick Martinez, Fallen Empire (2018). Martinez came to attention with his Pee Chee folder-inspired paintings of police atrocities. Fallen Empire is part of a recent series of large, elegiac mixed-media paintings. The tile, stucco, and paint suggest a home-flipper's work paused in stasis.

Martinez had a solo exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum in 2017-2018, and is currently included in "Protest, noun," a group show at the Torrance Art Museum.