Hammer Keeps Buying and Growing

Nicole Eisenman, Huddle, 2018
The UCLA Hammer Museum has announced the acquisition of Nicole Eisenman's Huddle (2018). A group of real estate types, one dangling an overlong red tie, huddle in a scatological metascape eclipsing New York.

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
They span a 1981 Ed and Nancy Kienholz; vintage works by Eleanor Antin, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, and Jeffrey Vallance; newer pieces by Tomma Abts, Mark Bradford, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Noah Davis, Tala Madani, Andy Robert, and Mika Tajima.

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