LACMA Collects (Off-the-Blockchain Edition)
|Peter Krasnow, K-3, 1945. LACMA, gift of Susan and |
LACMA hasn't given up on analog art. Its modern galleries are now showing some new acquisitions of hard-edge abstraction (West Coast and Latin American) and assemblage.
Peter Krasnow's K-3 was a reaction to Hiroshima and the Holocaust. As Rico Lebrun went dark, Krasnow went light—watermelon pink, aqua, and lime—as "a means of protest to ease the pain." K-3 joins another painting and two sculptures by the pioneering L.A. modernist in LACMA's collection.
|Carmen Herrera, White and Green, 1971. Promised gift of Marietta Wu and |
|Louise Nevelson, untitled, about 1975. LACMA, gift of Milly and Arne Glimcher|
Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher and wife Milly have donated a Louise Nevelson wall sculpture, now the most substantial work by the artist in the collection. The gallery label recognizes Nevelson's nationality as "Russian Empire (now Ukraine)."
|Dale Brockman Davis, Viet Nam War Games, 1969. LACMA, gift of the 2021 Decorative Arts and Design Acquisition Committee|
In 1967 Dale Brockman Davis and brother Alonzo founded Brockman Gallery, one of the first in L.A. to support artists of color. Davis' missiles and bullets, in ceramic and found metal, protest the Vietnam War. The acquisition was financed by the museum's decorative arts and design committee—because a lot of it is ceramic? It's a key addition of a widely published work.
|Ron Miyashiro's Moire Box, 1961. LACMA, purchased with funds provided by Wendy Stark|
|Ed Bereal's Ronnie's Purse, 1980. LACMA, purchased with funds provided by the Modern and Contemporary Art Council in honor of Dagny Janss Corcoran|
|Hard-edge abstractions by John McLaughlin and June Harwood. The Harwood, Blue, Violet, Green, about 1963, is a gift of the artist on view for the first time|