Monday, November 23, 2009

Date Farmers Work off to POW London and The MOCA 30 Year Anniversary

We had a super fun and busy day at the gallery today and yeah we don't normally really work on Mondays....But work had to be shipped to London and the surf was flat....

The Date Farmers came in today. We sent out their art for the show at POW's new gallery space.
The work is off the hook. As always I hated to see the work leave, especially before it
had a chance fester at the gallery!!! I like staring at art till it is absorbed and memorized. Sick right??? Like listening to a song 100 times.... Same idea - total absorption.

We will be posting some images of the new Date Farmer work. They started messing around
with an airbrush and the results are -- well you will see tomorrow when we load the blog.

Also the show at MOCA 30 years is strong! We went to the opening for the party and we ended up staying in the Museum and tripping on the art for hours. The show is so coooool!
Beautifully curated and I love how there is a California bent to the collection.
The only way LA can really compete with all the majors is to focus on the great collections here
and the California aesthetic.
There were a few stinkers and political favors in the show, enough to make the show
a little human. But I forgive them this time. They have history covered nicely,however, I would have liked to have seen more diversity and newer and younger artists more video and more risk taking.But it is a museum....and it was more or less a retrospective. I guess I never get enough
when it comes to great art. Would have loved to have seen a huge Tara Donovan installation and Richard Serra. Loved the photography they showed. Diane Arbus,Nan Golding and Larry Clark.
Really happy they did not show the Warhol Brillo Pad boxes again. I would have barfed.

Will post images of the DF work and MOCA's first 30 years asap.
Congrats to POW on their new gallery and MOCA for staying in buisness and bringing it on!

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