Hammer Keeps Buying and Growing
|Nicole Eisenman, Huddle, 2018|
Huddle isn't on view, but many more recent acquisitions are in the Hammer's "Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection" (through May 19, 2019).
|Installation view of "Dirty Protest," with Mika Tajima's Epimelesthai Sautou (Take Care), 1, 2014|
P.S. Of late the Hammer has been showing modern drawings from Eunice and Hal David's gift, most never exhibited before. Shown in the room for the Armand Hammer collection, they help bridge the chasm between Hammer's vanity and UCLA's contemporary museum. Now on view are worthy drawings by Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Alexander Calder, Adolph Gottlieb (a portrait of Mark Rothko), Willem De Kooning, Henry Moore, Sam Francis, and David Hockney.
|Drawings from Eunice and Hal David collection|
|Andy Robert, Higher Ground: Soon, Higher Ground: Past, Present, Higher Ground: Here, 2017|
|Tala Madani, Dirty Protest, 2015|
|Ed and Nancy Kienholz, The Deep Purple Rage (detail), 1981|