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Exhibition Detail
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting
5905 Wilshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036


August 24th, 2014 - March 22nd
Opening: 
August 24th, 2014 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
Shoot the Coin, Mark BradfordMark Bradford, Shoot the Coin,
2013, mixed media on canvas. Purchased with major funding provided by Andy Valmorbida, with additional support from Sotheby's
© Courtesy of the Artist and LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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In an attention-compromised age when images are instant and prevalent, abstract painting serves as a contradiction, acting as a conduit for the mark of the original, individual artist. While most of the work in the exhibition has been recently created and acquired, additional paintings culled from LACMA’s collection illustrate how artists have reanimated techniques and forms using other sources that are appropriated from popular culture, photography, and collage, essentially creating a new variation of abstract painting.

Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting presents 29 artists whose work reflects the language and style of abstraction.


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