LACMA Collectors Buy 8 Works by Women Artists
|Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015-17|
|Luchita Hurtado, untitled, c. 1951, gift of Janet Dreisen Rappaport and Herb Rappaport through the 2019 Collectors Committee, © Luchita Hurtado, photo courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth|
|Anne Truitt, White: Four, 1962. Gift of the 2019 Collectors Committee, (c) annetruit.org/Bridgeman, photo (c) Museum Associates/LACMA|
|Luisa Roldán, The Education of the Virgin, early 1680s|
|Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015-17 (detail/still of a 64-minute video installation)|
|Charlotte Perriand, Kitchen for an apartment in Le Courbusier's Unité d'Habitation, Marseille (completed 1952)|
|Sherry Byrd, Roman Stripe Variations, 1989|
|Mary Lue "Mother" Brown, Hit and Miss, c. 1945|
|Farideh Lashai, When I count, there are only you..., But when I look, there is only a shadow, 2012–13, projection of animated images on a suite of 80 original photo-intaglio prints, gift of the 2019 Collectors Committee, © Estate of Farideh Lashai|
|Huma Bhabha, God of Some Things, 2011|
Two presented works weren't acquired: an intriguing ceramic urn from 18th-century Jalisco and Eleanor Antin's 2017 reprise of the 1972 performance/photo series Carving. The latter will however soon be on view in "Eleanor Antin: Time's Arrow," opening at LACMA May 12.
2019 is shaping up to be a year of the woman for exhibitions as well. This fall LACMA will have three simultaneous retrospectives of major woman artists: "Mary Corse: A Survey in Light" (July 28–Nov. 11, 2019); "Betye Saar: Call and Response" (Sep. 22, 2019–Apr. 5, 2020); and "Julie Mehretu" (Nov. 3–May 17, 2020). Across town, the Hammer will present "Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel" (June 9–Sep. 1, 2019), and the Broad will have "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again" (mid-Oct. 2019 through early 2020).
|Side view of Huma Bhabha's God of Some Things, 2011|