More stories from the week that ended Sept 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Blum & Poe website has images up for its Henry Taylor exhibition. LA Times profiles Henry Taylor’s exhibition space Henry Taylor’s. RIP: Ruth Braunstein, who passed away at the age of 93 after a short illness. RIP: Greta Friedman, who passed away at the age of 92. She was nurse kissed in iconic V-J Day photo. Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City will close at the end of the year. Art16 art fair cancels its […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Blum & Poe exhibits Kanye West’s Famous sculpture. The work is on the market for $4mil. The gallery now claims that the work is not currently for sale. RIP: Jaime Davidovich, who passed away at the age of 79 due to pancreatic cancer. RIP: Nathan Lyons, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. Lisa Cooley closes her gallery space after eight years. She speaks about the decision […]
Thanks to Blum & Poe, the Los Angeles art world will be welcoming in the new year with a thunderous bang. Banks Violette will be showing solo in the City of Angels for the first time ever (he’s shown at a B&P before in a 2006 group show and had a two-person exhibit at Peres Projects in 2004) and given the size and prestige of the gallery, we have a lot to be excited about. Information, including the name of the exhibition, is not yet […]
Two big firsts are happening with artist Zhang Huan. First, he is going to show solo at Culver City’s Blum & Poe for the first time. Secondly, this will also be his first ever one-man exhibition in Los Angeles. One of China’s preeminent artists today, Huan has worked in many different forms of art and media, including performance-based work, large-scale commissioned sculptures, painting and sculpture using incense ash, and has even reinterpreted an opera. This time, the artist will be exhibiting brick sculptures and will […]
Long-time Blum & Poe artist Dirk Skreber makes his long-awaited return to the distinguished Los Angeles gallery. This is his fourth solo exhibition at the Culver City institution. The show features portraits of models created with foam tape laid above panels rolled with varnish, polyurethane, watercolor, enamel, spray paint, fluorescent paint and primer. The artist burns or tears away the foam to reveal each image. Conspicuously absent in the paintings is oil paint or any kind of brushwork, giving the works a sense of psychological […]
As a gallery with one of the largest physical spaces in Los Angeles, it was only fitting that Blum & Poe occupied the most real estate by any gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Typically, a gallery may have a booth at a art fair. Blum & Poe took up an entire room for themselves. One of the first sights you see as you enter the fair, the powerhouse Blum & Poe’s space featured pieces by artists on their spectacularly talented roster such as established […]
Rounding out our coverage of Culver City’s ARTWALK 2009, we bring you photos from the shows on display at Blum & Poe, Bradford Stewart, Kim Light / Lightbox, Kinsey/DesForges, Koplin Del Rio, LA Contemporary and LeBasse Projects. It was awesome to be able to visit so many galleries and see such a diverse range of great art all in one visit. The only thing we’d change? Culver City should make this a monthly event rather than an annual one. Enjoy the visuals after the jump.