Broad Spotlights L.A. Artists

Sayre Gomez, The Whole Wide World is a Haunted House, 2022. The Broad
Eli Broad grounded his collection in New York artists of the 1980s. The few L.A. artists he collected tended to be very well established. Two years after Broad's death, his eponymous museum is starting to assemble a richer survey of L.A. art. The Broad has recently acquired works by Joe Ray, Patrick Martinez, Sayre Gomez, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. They will go on view  this November in a permanent collection show devoted to L.A. artists. "Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog)," named for a 1985 mixed media work by John Baldessari, will also feature Mark Bradford, Mike Kelley, Toba Khedoori, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, Lari Pittman, and Ed Ruscha. 

Sayre Gomez paints the sort of ruinous big box stores that transform into pop-up Halloween outlets. The Whole Wide World is a Haunted House was a centerpiece of his show at Fran├žois Ghebaly last year

"Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog)" will run Nov. 18, 2023, to Apr. 7, 2024. Admission is free.

Patrick Martinez, Weeping Warrior, 2022. The Broad


Anonymous said…
The show is scheduled through next April and will be in what are currently the Broad's ground-floor special exhibition galleries. However, unlike most temporary displays, the show will be free. But if it's to be permanent, it presumably will be relocated upstairs.