Margo Leavin Gallery to close
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
After forty-two years and over five hundred exhibitions, we have decided to close the Margo Leavin Gallery.
We remain tremendously proud of the artists with whom we have had the privilege to work, and deeply appreciative of the long relationships we have enjoyed with artists, collectors, critics, dealers, and curators.
Regular exhibition programming will end after the close of the current exhibition at the end of September. The Gallery will be open by appointment through next year.
Thank you for your support and friendship over these many years.
Margo H. Leavin
Wendy W. Brandow
Click here to read the LA Times coverage of the closure.Posted on August 15, 2012
Baldessari exhibition extended
By popular demand, John Baldessari's "Double Bill (Part 2)" has been extended through Saturday, 14 July 2012.Posted on June 27, 2012
Baldessari reviewed in the LA Times
John Baldessari's new exhibition, "Double Bill (Part 2)" at Margo Leavin Gallery has been reviewed by David Pagel for the Los Angeles Times.
Click here to read the article in the MLG library.Posted on May 19, 2012
Ruppersberg Lecture at the Hammer Museum
The UCLA Department of Art Lecture series presents Allen Ruppersberg on Thursday, 26 April at 7:00 PM in the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.
No reservations required.Posted on April 19, 2012
Roy Dowell selected for the first Los Angeles Biennial
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce that Roy Dowell has been selected as one of 60 artists to be featured in "Made in LA 2012," the first Los Angeles Biennial. Organized by the Hammer Museum and LAXART, the Biennial will run from 2 June - 2 September 2012.
Congratulations, Roy!Posted on March 21, 2012
Leavitt featured in Modern Painters
William Leavitt's new work is featured in the March issue of Modern Painters.
Click here to read the article in the MLG library.Posted on February 28, 2012
Miller reviewed in Artforum
In Artforum's February issue, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer reviews John M. Miller's most recent one-person exhibition "Yesterdays" at Margo Leavin Gallery.
Click here to read the article in the MLG library.Posted on February 1, 2012
Performance: The Particles (of White Naugahyde)
UPDATE: THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT.
Written and co-directed by William Leavitt
Reserve your tickets now at:
Hurry, tickets are going fast! If your requested date isn't available on the event site, it's already sold out!
January 26th and 27th, 8:00pm
February 2nd and 3rd, 8:00pm
Click here to read the press release.Posted on January 13, 2012
Miller reviewed in Frieze
Annette Leddy reviews John M. Miller's recent exhibition "Yesterdays" at Margo Leavin Gallery in this month's Frieze.
Click here to read the article in the MLG Library.Posted on January 7, 2012
Best of 2011, Leavitt's "Theater Objects"
"William Leavitt: Theater Objects" is picked for 3 of Artforum's "Best of 2011" lists and Los Angeles Times' writer Christopher Knight's "2011 Year in Review: Best in art."
Click here to read Knight's LA Times "Best in art" list in the MLG Library.Posted on December 20, 2011
United States Artists recognizes Ruppersberg
Allen Ruppersberg is named a 2011 United States Artists fellow in Visual Arts. He is one of 50 artists honored this year, and one of only five from Southern California.
Click here to read Jori Finkel's Los Angeles Times article about the honorees in the MLG Library.Posted on December 6, 2011
Baldessari, Leavitt, and Ruppersberg featured in "It Happened at Pomona" opening Saturday, 3 December 2011
Part Two of "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles" opens on Saturday, 3 December 2011 with "Helene Winer at Pomona." The exhibition, at the Pomona College Museum of Art, will feature work by Margo Leavin Gallery artists John Baldessari, William Leavitt, and Allen Ruppersberg, among others.
Click here to learn more about the exhibition by visiting the Pomona College Museum of Art's website.Posted on December 1, 2011
Jeffrey Vallance at The Andy Warhol Museum
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce "The Word of God: Jeffrey Vallance" at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, 11 December 2011 through 5 February 2012.
On view will be "The Vallance Bible," a series of writings based on Vallance's personal and spiritual experiences, as well as extensive cultural studies. A selection of the artist's handmade reliquaries, which house artifacts from the artist's life, travels, and performances will also be on display.
Find out more about the exhibition on The Andy Warhol Museum's website.Posted on November 19, 2011
Miller: "Yesterdays" extended through 10 December
We are pleased to announce that John M. Miller's exhibition "Yesterdays" will be extended through 10 December 2011.
Click here to read Christopher Knight's Los Angeles Times review in the MLG online library.Posted on November 19, 2011
Miller: "Yesterdays" reviewed in Los Angeles Times
John M. Miller's current show "Yesterdays" is reviewed in the Los Angeles Times by Christopher Knight. Of the exhibition, Knight writes, "It might be the most beautiful room of paintings in a Los Angeles gallery right now."
The exhibition has been extended through 12 November.
Click here to read the article in the MLG online library.Posted on October 28, 2011
Celebrating Hilldale, 1984-1995
In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time, Margo Leavin Gallery will celebrate the eleven-year exhibition history of the gallery's second space, located at 817 Hilldale Avenue (one block west of the main gallery, at 812 North Robertson Boulevard) with an installation of large-scale sculpture, photography, and installation work.
The space at 817 Hilldale Avenue will be open Thursday, 29 September through Saturday, 1 October, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and the gallery will remain open every Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00pm through 22 October, as well as by appointment. Parking is available on-site, in the small lot directly north of the building.Posted on September 29, 2011
Books! Catalogs! Posters!
Pop-up book sale at Margo Leavin Gallery for three days only next week!
Thursday, August 18th through Saturday, August 20th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Click here for further details.Posted on August 13, 2011
Alexis Smith in dialogue with Kathryn Kanjo at MCASD, La Jolla
Thursday, 9 June 2011, 7:00pm
Alexis Smith is featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's current exhibition "High Fidelity: Selections from the 1960s and 1970s." On Thursday, June 9th, Alexis will join MCASD Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo in conversation at the La Jolla branch of the museum. Event begins at 7:00 pm.
Click here to learn more at MCASD's website.Posted on June 2, 2011
Leavitt reviewed in May's Artforum
Tim Griffin reviews William Leavitt's retrospective "Theater Objects" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibition is open through 3 July 2011.
Visit MOCA's website to learn more about "William Leavitt: Theater Objects" and programming related to the exhibition.
Click here to read the review in the MLG online library.Posted on May 5, 2011
David Smith reviewed in Los Angeles Times
Christopher Knight reviews Margo Leavin Gallery's current exhibition "David Smith: Drawing Space" in today's Los Angeles Times.
Click here to read the review in the MLG online library.Posted on April 15, 2011
Leavitt reviewed in LATimes
Christopher Knight reviews "William Leavitt: Theater Objects" in today's Los Angeles Times. Knight writes, "Rare is the museum exhibition that ranks as a revelation, but 'William Leavitt: Theater Objects' most certainly does."
Click here to read the review in the MLG online library.Posted on March 16, 2011
Leavitt retrospective opening at MOCA; Pagel profiles Leavitt in LA Times
William Leavitt: Theater Objects is scheduled to open this Saturday evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Bennett Simpson and Ann Goldstein, the two organizing curators, and a text by Annette Leddy is being published on the occasion of the exhibition.
Click here to read more about the exhibition on MOCA's website.
David Pagel profiles the artist in Sunday's Los Angeles Times.
Click here to read Pagel's article on Leavitt in the MLG online library.Posted on March 8, 2011
Leavitt in Los Angeles Times and Artforum
Christopher Knight picks William Leavitt as a 2011 Face to Watch in the Los Angeles Times, 2 January, and in January's issue of Artforum, John Baldessari looks forward to the artist's retrospective at MOCA, Los Angeles this coming Spring.
Click here to read Knight's L.A. Times article on Leavitt in the MLG online library.
Click here to read Baldessari's Artforum preview of Leavitt's retrospective in the MLG online library.Posted on January 4, 2011
'The City Proper' reviewed in Los Angeles Times
Leah Ollman reviews 'The City Proper' curated by James Welling in the Los Angeles Times today.
Click here to read the article in the MLG online library.Posted on December 10, 2010
Welling interviewed in ForYourArt
Artist Zoe Crosher interviews James Welling, artist and curator of "The City Proper," in ForYourArt.
Click here to read the article in the MLG online library.Posted on November 30, 2010
"The City Proper" reviewed in Daily Serving
In her weekly column for Daily Serving, Catherine Wagley reviews Margo Leavin Gallery's current exhibition "The City Proper" curated by James Welling.
Click here to read the review in the MLG online library.Posted on November 27, 2010
Ruppersberg reviewed in Art Review
In the December issue of Art Review, Tyler Coburn reviews "Allen Ruppersberg: No Time Left To Start Again," the artist's fall 2010 exhibition at Margo Leavin Gallery.
Click here to read the article in the MLG online library.Posted on November 27, 2010
The City Proper, curated by James Welling
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce a group photography exhibition curated by James Welling, on view from 20 November through 15 January.
Please join us at a reception for the artists on Saturday, 20 November from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.Posted on November 10, 2010
Baldessari reviewed in The New York Times
Roberta Smith reviews John Baldessari's retrospective "Pure Beaty" upon its opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Click here to read the article in the MLG online libraryPosted on October 22, 2010
Ruppersberg exhibition extended
"Allen Ruppersberg: No Time Left To Start Again" will now remain on view through Saturday, 6 November 2010.Posted on October 21, 2010
Baldessari profiled in The New Yorker
Calvin Tomkins profiles John Baldessari in The New Yorker.
Click here to visit The New Yorker's website and read this article.Posted on October 21, 2010
Allen Ruppersberg: No Time Left To Start Again
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Allen Ruppersberg, on view from 16 September through 23 October 2010.
Please join us at a reception for the artist on Thursday, 16 September from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.Posted on September 15, 2010
Baldessari's "Pure Beauty" reviewed in artnet Magazine
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp reviews John Baldessari's retrospective in artnet Magazine.
Access the article through the MLG online library or click here to read it on artnet.Posted on July 15, 2010
Baldessari's "Sediment" Extended
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce that "Sediment," the current exhibition of Baldessari's new paintings, will be extended through 31 July 2010.Posted on July 10, 2010
Baldessari's "Pure Beauty" reviewed in Los Angeles Times
Christopher Knight reviews John Baldessari's retrospective in Monday's Los Angeles Times.
Access the review in print through the MLG online library or click here to read the review on the Los Angeles Times website.Posted on June 29, 2010
"Baldessari: Pure Beauty" opens at LACMA tomorrow
John Baldessari's retrospective opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art tomorrow, 27 June. Having originated at the Tate Modern, London and traveled to the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the exhibition will run through 12 September in Los Angeles before traveling to its final destination, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Including work that will not be on view at the retrospective's other venues, LACMA will host the largest incarnation of "Pure Beauty."
For more information on "John Baldessari: Pure Beauty," click here to visit LACMA's website.Posted on June 26, 2010
Baldessari reviewed in LA Times
David Pagel reviews John Baldessari's "Sediment," an exhibition of new paintings. The exhibition is on view through 10 July 2010.
Access the review through the MLG online library or click here to read the review on the Los Angeles Times website.Posted on June 4, 2010
Thomson publishes Special Project in current issue of NERO.
The Spring/Summer issue of NERO includes a wonderful project titled "Negative Space (STScIPRC2005-29)" by Mungo Thomson.
Click here to visit the magazine's website for a downloadable pdf. Go to page 52 to view Thomson's project.Posted on May 27, 2010
"John Baldessari: Sediment" opening at Margo Leavin Gallery
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by John Baldessari, on view from 22 May through 10 July 2010.
Please join us at a reception for the artist on Saturday, 22 May from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.Posted on May 12, 2010
Vallance at Bonakdar reviewed in April's Art in America
Jeffrey Vallance's "Relics and Reliquaries" is reviewed in this month's Art in America by Eleanor Heartney.
.Click here to read the review in the MLG online libraryPosted on April 30, 2010
Dowell featured in May's ARTnews
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp profiles Roy Dowell in this month's ARTnews.
Click here to access the article through the MLG online library.Posted on April 29, 2010
"Works in Edition" at Margo Leavin Gallery
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce an installation of artist editions, on view from 17 April through 15 May 2010.
An opening for the public will be held from 3-5pm on Saturday, 17 April.Posted on April 16, 2010
Mungo Thomson at Gavlak, Palm Beach
New work by Mungo Thomson is featured in his current solo exhibition at Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida. On view through 15 May 2010, Thomson's silkscreens invert photographs of starscapes taken by amateur astronomers and turn them into glow-in-the-dark prints whose negative space glows, rather than the stars themselves.
Click here to access further information at Gavlak Gallery's website.Posted on April 13, 2010
Mungo Thomson at Western Bridge, Seattle
"New Year 7: Mungo Thomson," will be on view at Western Bridge in Seattle from April 8th through the 17th. The installation will feature a new video, in which Thomson has animated every weekly cover of Time magazine since the first issue in 1923. Each cover occupies a single video frame, meaning a year passes in less than two seconds.
Click here to access further information at Western Bridge's website.Posted on April 7, 2010
Baldessari Exhibition Extended
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce that our current installation "John Baldessari: Blue Line (Holbein)" will now run through 10 April 2010. The press release is available in our Current Exhibitions section. David Pagel's Los Angeles Times review of the exhibition can be accessed through our online Library.Posted on April 6, 2010
Ruppersberg in March's Artforum
Allen Ruppersberg's "You and Me or the Art of Give and Take," Santa Monica Museum of Art, is reviewed by Catherine Taft is this month's Artforum. Taft concludes that while "the milieu of Conceptual art may be getting on in years, Ruppersberg is keeping the faith, maintaining its weight, humor, and vitality."
Please click here to access this article through the MLG online library.Posted on March 9, 2010
See Line exhibition of Youngblood photographs closing
See Line gallery's exhibition "From My Universe: Objects of Desire Part II" will close 25 February. The show includes Brenna Youngblood's arresting photographs as well as work by many other notable artists.
"Among the myriad of experiences within each individual universe, there is a place for the natural human phenomenon of desire. This ineffable emotion has manifested itself in a number of ways, including their materialization in objects. These objects of desire, as subjective as their origins may be, are a physical representation of an often-incommunicable experience, which translates these subjective sentiments into broadly understandable terms. Where words fail to express, objects perform the task of communicating these desires that represent this lusty emotion figuratively, symbolically, and even literally, offering insight into the minds of the individuals who desire them."
(excerpted from See Line's press release)
Click here to visit See Line's website for more information.Posted on February 13, 2010
Baldessari "Blue Line (Holbein)" reviewed in LA Times
David Pagel reviews Baldessari's current exhibition "Blue Line (Holbein)" in today's Los Angeles Times, calling the it "one of the most moving shows of the season."
Click here to read the review in Margo Leavin Gallery's online library.Posted on February 12, 2010
Leavitt at Jancar Jones Gallery, San Francisco
Jancar Jones Gallery will exhibit 300 ink drawings by William Leavitt related to a play titled "Pyramid Lens Delta" by the artist. The script will also be on view. Opening Friday, 19 February, 6-9, the show will be on view through 20 March.
For more information, click here to visit the Jancar Jones Gallery's website.Posted on February 5, 2010
Baldessari and Longo at Portland Art Museum
"DISQUIETED," running 20 February-16 May at the Portland Art Museum, will include work by John Baldessari and Robert Longo.
As Bruce Guenther, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, writes: "For many, today’s world is marked by anxiety and doubt precipitated by events beyond our control. This unease is a natural response to a tumultuous and troubling decade filled with natural disasters, war, global terrorism, and worldwide financial collapse.In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times."
For more information, click here to visit the Portland Art Museum's website.Posted on February 5, 2010
Vallance at Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery
Work by Jeffrey Vallance will be included in "No Laughing Matter: Art and Humor in Southern California (a Modest Sampling)," opening February 24th, 7-10pm. The exhibition will run through April 15th and will also include work by Doug Harvey and William Wegman.
Click here to visit the Los Angeles Valley College website for details.Posted on February 4, 2010
Ruppersberg at Greene Naftali, NY
Greene Naftali will mount an exhibition of work by Allen Ruppersberg March 5th-April 3rd.
Click here to visit Greene Naftali's website..Posted on February 4, 2010
Youngblood photographs included in See Line exhibition
A selection of Brenna Youngblood's striking photographs will be included in an extension of "From My Universe: Objects of Desire" at See Line Gallery (Suite B380), Pacific Design Center to run 26 January-5 February. The opening is set for 30 January, 4-7pm.
Click here to visit See Line's website for more information.Posted on January 22, 2010
Bonakdar opens exhibition of Vallance Relics this Saturday, January 9.
Jeffrey Vallance "Relics and Reliquaries" will open at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY this Saturday, January 9.
For more information on this exhibition, click here to visit the gallery's website.Posted on January 7, 2010
Dowell to open at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., NY January 14.
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. will open an exhibition of new collages by Roy Dowell on Thursday, January 14.
For more information on this exhibition, please click here to visit the gallery's website.Posted on January 7, 2010
Baldessari, van Elk, Leavitt, and Ruppersberg in December's "Best of 2009" Artforum
We are very pleased to announce that exhibitions of work by John Baldessari, Ger van Elk, William Leavitt, and Allen Ruppersberg have all made this year's Best of 2009 issue. Daniel Birnbaum chose Baldessari's retrospective as his #1 pick, and Anne Ellegood included exhibitions of work by van Elk, Leavitt, and Ruppersberg at Margo Leavin Gallery and the Santa Monica Museum in her picks. Leavitt's installation at LAXART is also reviewed by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, and as a contributing writer, Ruppersberg picks Walker Evans at the MET as the best exhibition of the year.
You can find these picks, reviews, and more in the MLG online library.Posted on December 10, 2009
Benglis in Art in America's December issue
The work of Lynda Benglis is featured on the cover and in two articles by Martin Friedman and Julian Kreimer in this month's Art in America.
Click here to read both articles in Margo Leavin Gallery's online library.Posted on December 2, 2009
Leavitt and Ruppersberg in conversation with Klonarides at MOCA
William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg will discuss their artistic practices in 1970s Los Angeles, before MOCA's inception, with independent curator Carole Ann Klonarides. MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium, 19 November, 6:30pm.
Click here to find out more information on MOCA's November events.Posted on November 18, 2009
Thomson takes over billboard with "Negative Space" on La Cienega
Mungo Thomson continues his project "Negative Space," in which he inverts images from the Hubble Space Telescope. You can view it's latest manifestation on a billboard on S. La Cienega when driving or walking south between Venice and Washington throughout the month of November.Posted on November 17, 2009
Ruppersberg to lecture at the Santa Monica Museum of Art
"The New Five Foot Shelf and Since When: Home Movies and Memoirs"
Allen Ruppersberg will speak at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Friday, 13 November at 7:00 pm. He will discuss his paperback "The New Five Foot Shelf" and incorporate a 20-book giveaway.
Click here to read more at SMMOA's website.Posted on November 12, 2009
Dowell and Vallance in LA Weekly
Doug Harvey reviews our current exhibition, set to close this Saturday, of work by Roy Dowell and Jeffrey Vallance.
You may access this article through Margo Leavin Gallery's online library or click here to read it on LA Weekly.com.Posted on November 12, 2009
Dowell in art ltd. magazine
Roy Dowell is profiled in the latest issue of art ltd. magazine.
Click here to read this article in Margo Leavin Gallery's online library.Posted on November 7, 2009
PBS art:21 to include Baldessari
This week's art:21 episode titled "Systems" will include John Baldessari, an artist who uses a decidedly systematic process to "assail conventional wisdom about art and meaning." The episode airs this Wednesday, 28 October at 10pm ET.
Click here to find out more about this episode of art:21.Posted on October 27, 2009
Vallance reviewed on Artslant
Jeffrey Vallance's special project "Lapland Shaman Drum" is reviewed and posted as a PICK on Artslant.
Find this review in Margo Leavin Gallery's online library or click here to read the article on Artslant's website.Posted on October 26, 2009
Reception for Dowell & special project by Vallance this afternoon
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to host a reception, which is open to the public, for Roy Dowell and Jeffrey Vallance on 24 October, 4-6 pm.Posted on October 24, 2009
Allen Ruppersberg in artnet Magazine
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp reviews Ruppersberg's "You and Me or the Art of Give and Take" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Access this article through Margo Leavin Gallery's online library or click here to read it online at artnet.Posted on October 7, 2009
John Baldessari in October issue of Frieze
Benjamin Weismann and Barbara Bloom offer insight into the 50-year career of John Baldessari.
Both articles are available in Margo Leavin Gallery's online library, or you may access them on Frieze's webiste by clicking here and then selecting the "Middle" tab.Posted on October 3, 2009
John Baldessari participates in Frieze Talks 2009
At 2.30pm on October 15, the New York-based artist and curator Matthew Higgs will interview the artist John Baldessari as part of the Talks programme, asking a selection of questions proposed by the readers of Frieze magazine.
Visit Frieze's website for more details.Posted on October 3, 2009
Robert Longo retrospective reviewed in New York Times
Robert Longo's retrospective, now on view at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France, is reviewed by David Galloway in The New York Times.
This article is available through Margo Leavin Gallery's online library, or you may click here to read the review on The New York Times' website.Posted on September 25, 2009
Leavitt, Ruppersberg, van Elk to be extended
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce that the exhibition "Ger van Elk, William Leavitt, Allen Ruppersberg" will be extended through 3 October 2009.Posted on September 19, 2009
Allen Ruppersberg in the Los Angeles Times
Allen Ruppersberg's "You and Me or the Art of Give and Take" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is reviewed by Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight.
This article is available in Margo Leavin Gallery's online library, or you may click here to read the review on the Los Angeles Times' Culture Monster blog.Posted on September 17, 2009
"Nine Lives," Jeffrey Vallance reviewed in ARTnews
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp reviews "Nine Lives" at the Hammer Museum and praises Vallance as a truly visionary artist.
Access this article in its entirety through Margo Leavin Gallery's online library.Posted on September 17, 2009
Between Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York: A Roundtable Discussion with Ger van Elk, Allen Ruppersberg, and Lawrence Weiner
Thursday, 24 September at 6:30 p.m.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
"This conversation examines the international networks that developed among conceptual artists in the 1960s and 1970s. Three such artists--Ger van Elk, Allen Ruppersberg, and Lawrence Weiner--focus the discussion on their respective cities of Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York, each of which served as a major center of artistic production at the time."
Read more at MoMA's website.Posted on September 16, 2009
John Baldessari in conversation with LACMA director Michael Govan
Thursday, 24 September at 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Leo S. Bing Theater
"Join LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan for a conversation with renowned contemporary artist John Baldessari. Govan and Baldessari will talk about the artist's collaborations with LACMA, including his acclaimed design for the Magritte and Contemporary Art installation, LACMA's new logo, the large-scale banners seen along Wilshire Boulevard, and next summer's retrospective of his work. This popular series often sells out early so be sure to reserve your free tickets soon."
You can find further information on LACMA's website.Posted on September 16, 2009
John Baldessari: Pure Beauty to open at Tate Modern
Pure Beauty, a major retrospective of Baldessari’s work, is set to open at the Tate Modern on 13 October 2009 and run through 10 January 2010. It will then travel to Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 11 February-25 April; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 27 June-12 September; and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 17 October-9 January 2011. An exhibition catalogue, written by the Tate’s Jessica Morgan and LACMA’s Leslie Jones, will include more than 400 color illustrations and 11 essays.
Please visit the Tate Modern's website for more details.Posted on September 2, 2009
Allen Ruppersberg: You and Me or The Art of Give and Take
Opening at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Friday, 11 September, 7-9 pm, Allen Ruppersberg's "You and Me or The Art of Give and Take" will include two new, large-scale installations as well as a selection of past works and films from the artist's personal archives. A catalogue with texts by Greil Marcus and Connie Lewallen and an archive of essays previously written about the artist will accompany the exhibition, which will run 12 September-19 December 2009.
Read more about the exhibition on the Santa Monica Museum of Art's website.Posted on July 11, 2009
William Leavitt: Warp Engines
An new installation by William Leavitt opens at LA><ART 12 September and runs through 31 October 2009.
Visit LA><ART's website for upcoming exhibition information.Posted on July 11, 2009
In & Out of Amsterdam, Museum of Modern Art, New York to include work by van Elk, Leavitt, & Ruppersberg
In & Out of Amsterdam, which brings together work by ten American and European artists, consists largely of a collection gifted to the museum in 2007 by Art & Project founders Geert van Beijeren and Adriaan van Ravesteijn. The gift includes, in part, five screenprints by Ger van Elk; several drawings, aquatints, and a photographic work by William Leavitt; a number of photographic and text works by Allen Ruppersberg; and a print by John Baldessari. In & Out of Amsterdam, running 19 July-5 October 2009, exhibits a selection of this gift as well as other work by van Elk, Leavitt and Ruppersberg. The accompanying catalogue includes essays by the exhibition’s organizer Christophe Cherix as well as Rini Dippel, Chirstian Rattemeyer and Phillip Van den Bossche and an illustrated checklist of the exhibition and gift.
Read more about In & Out of Amsterdam at MoMA’s website.Posted on July 10, 2009
Robert Longo: Retrospective
Margo Leavin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Robert Longo: Retrospective" at Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice, France. The exhibition will run from 27 June through 29 November 2009.
Visit MAMAC's website.Posted on July 6, 2009
Lynda Benglis at Van Abbemuseum
"Jo Baer, Lynda Benglis, Jutta Koether" opened at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on 20 June. The exhibition will remain on view through 4 October 2009.
Visit Van Abbemuseum's website.Posted on June 26, 2009
Art I 40 I Basel
Margo Leavin Gallery at Art 40 Basel, 10-14 June, 2009.
Visit Art 40 Basel online catalogue.Posted on May 26, 2009
John Baldessari to be awarded the Golden Lion
On 6 June 2009 John Baldessari will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 53rd Venice Biennale.Posted on May 26, 2009