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Exhibition Detail
Recent Acquisitions from The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Curated by: Allegra Pesenti
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024


October 15th, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Opening: 
October 15th, 2011 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 
Madonna and Child on a Crescent Moon, Hieronymus WierixHieronymus Wierix,
Madonna and Child on a Crescent Moon,
Engraving
© Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the Graphic Arts
no world, from An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters), Kara WalkerKara Walker,
no world, from An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters),
2010, Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite, and drypoint, 30 1/4 x 39 1/2 in. (76.8 x 100.3 cm)
© Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the Helga K. and Walter Oppenheimer Acquisition Fund. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
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In 1956 Los Angeles collector Fred Grunwald made an extraordinary gift of more than 5,000 works on paper to establish the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at UCLA. Today the center’s collection has grown to more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books, dating from the Renaissance to the present. This exhibition includes a selection of works acquired by the Grunwald Center during the past five years. They range from a vibrant sixteenth-century engraving by Renaissance artist Hieronymus Wierix to a large-scale aquatint from 2010 by artist Julie Mehretu. Other artists represented in the exhibition include Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Enrico Castellani, Vija Celmins, Robert Gober, Robert Heinecken, and Kara Walker.

Organized by Cynthia Burlingham, director; and Allegra Pesenti, curator, UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.


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