moma:

Born today in 1886, Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founder of Dada. 
[Jean (Hans) Arp. Mountain, Navel, Anchors, Table. 1925]
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-200MS
  • Aperture: f/11
  • Exposure: 1/125th
  • Focal Length: 120mm

moma:

Born today in 1886, Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founder of Dada. 

[Jean (Hans) Arp. Mountain, Navel, Anchors, Table. 1925]

lalouver:

Join us this Thursday, September 18 at 7pm for a special conversation evening with Kathleen Shields (Executive Director and President, Frederick Hammersley Foundation), Alan Phenix (Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute) and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (Art Critic, KCRW) as they discuss Frederick Hammersley’s work and life.
Free to all, but with limited seating; reservation is recommended. Please RSVP to 310-822-4955 or rsvp@lalouver.com.
Frederick Hammersley: Organics and Cut-ups, 1963-1965 is on view at L.A. Louver through October 18, 2014. 
  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Aperture: f/20
  • Exposure: 1/125th
  • Focal Length: 64mm

lalouver:

Join us this Thursday, September 18 at 7pm for a special conversation evening with Kathleen Shields (Executive Director and President, Frederick Hammersley Foundation), Alan Phenix (Scientist, Getty Conservation Institute) and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (Art Critic, KCRW) as they discuss Frederick Hammersley’s work and life.

Free to all, but with limited seating; reservation is recommended. Please RSVP to 310-822-4955 or rsvp@lalouver.com.

Frederick Hammersley: Organics and Cut-ups, 1963-1965 is on view at L.A. Louver through October 18, 2014. 

gerhard richter
september, 2005
oil on canvas 
the image is at the very edge of being recognizable, at that liminal point where the information it contains could be read any number of ways and the mind must struggle to create a whole, or pictorial Gestalt, out of the diffuse, ill-defined contours of the forms and the apparent coding of the color. In sum, viewers must mentally reconstitute a likeness that is in effect disintegrating before their eyes…. Compared with what eyewitnesses can recall even with the passage of time and what video and photography have captured and preserved, Richter’s version—or, better said, vision—of 9/11/01 is an eroded representation of a monument blown to smithereens, the ghost of a ghost.
— Robert Storr, from September: A History Painting By Gerhard Richter, Tate Publishing, 2011

gerhard richter

september, 2005

oil on canvas 

the image is at the very edge of being recognizable, at that liminal point where the information it contains could be read any number of ways and the mind must struggle to create a whole, or pictorial Gestalt, out of the diffuse, ill-defined contours of the forms and the apparent coding of the color. In sum, viewers must mentally reconstitute a likeness that is in effect disintegrating before their eyes…. Compared with what eyewitnesses can recall even with the passage of time and what video and photography have captured and preserved, Richter’s version—or, better said, vision—of 9/11/01 is an eroded representation of a monument blown to smithereens, the ghost of a ghost.

— Robert Storr, from September: A History Painting By Gerhard Richter, Tate Publishing, 2011

lalouver:

Frederick Hammersley “Organics and Cut-ups, 1963-1965” opens at L.A. Louver this Friday, 12 September, 6-8 pm. Central to the exhibition are Hammersley’s “cut-up” paintings. To create these works, the artist would cut a finished abstract painting into squares or rectangular forms, then rearrange the pieces into a grid format. Only sixteen cut-ups are known to be in existence, of which eight are included in the exhibition. Accompanying the cut-ups are a selection of organic paintings from the same period.

If you can’t make the opening, we’ll be hosting a conversation evening on the work of Frederick Hammersley with E. Luanne McKinnon, Alan Phenix and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. The event will take place on Thursday, 18 September at 7 pm. Free to all, but with limited seating; reservations are recommended. Please RSVP to 310-822-4955 or rsvp@lalouver.com.

IMAGES: Agnes, 1965, oil on chipboard panel, 29 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (74.3 x 61.6 x 3.2 cm) framed; Alice, 1965, oil on chipboard panel, 28 3/4 x 24 x 1 1/4 in. (73 x 61 x 3.2 cm) framed; Courtesy Frederick Hammersley Foundation