Wednesday, April 27, 2016

'Elevation of the Cross,' Claes Oldenburg's 'Typewriter Eraser' Among Acquisitions at LACMA Event

LOS ANGELES TIMES
By Jessica Gelt
"Raising of the Cross (Elevación de la Cruz)" by Mexican painter Antonio de Torres was among the pieces acquired as part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's annual Collectors Committee weekend event. (2016 Museum Associates / LACMA)
CALIFORNIA---The Collectors Committee weekend has been a staple of the museum's fundraising efforts since 1986. During the last three decades, the event has resulted in the acquisition of 208 artworks through donations totaling more than $38 million. The five artworks added to the permanent collection include Iranian artist Siamak Filizadeh’s "Underground" (2014), a series of 22 digitally manipulated photographs that resemble a monumental painting; a handmade soft sculpture by Claes Oldenburg titled "Typewriter Eraser" (1970); a pair of large screens by Japanese painter Soga Shohaku titled "Oxen and Shepherds" (18th century); the Pop art sculpture "Jump Rope" (1967-68) by Idelle Weber; and "The Elevation of the Cross (Elevación de la Cruz)" (1718), by Mexican painter Antonio de Torres. [link]