Marcel Duchamp, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, George Herm
DUCHAMP TO POP
Norton Simon Museum March 4th – August 29th
The Norton Simon Museum presents Duchamp to Pop, an exhibition that examines Marcel Duchamp’s potent influence on Pop Art and its leading artists—among them Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Ed Ruscha. Approximately 40 artworks from the museum’s collection of 20th-century art, along with a handful of loans, are brought together to pay tribute to the creative genius of Duchamp and demonstrate his resounding impact on a select group of artists born half a century later.
THE PERFECT MEDIUM
LACMA March 20th – July 31st
This exhibition explores Mapplethorpe’s body of work through early drawings, collages, sculptures, Polaroid photography, and mixed materials from his archive. The Perfect Medium highlights the artist’s relationship to New York’s sexual and artistic undergrounds, as well as his experimentation with a variety of media. A companion exhibition will be presented simultaneously at the J. Paul Getty Museum that explores Mapplethorpe’s disciplined studio practice and his fascination with classical form and the fine photographic print.
Craft and Folk Art Museum May 29th – September 4th
Windfall by Box Collective features new furniture and sculptural works fabricated from trees that fell during a 2011 storm in Northeast Los Angeles. The Los Angeles-based Box Collective is a group of makers dedicated to creating innovative designs.