Monday, May 21, 2018

Collector's Kim and Michael McCarty tastes of California, imported to the East coast

Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
Kim and Michael McCarty at home in New York with, from left, Laura Owens’s “Untitled” (2005), a drawing and collage on paper; Tim Hawkinson’s “Advance Receding,” in oil on structured canvas; and David Hockney’s “Study for Santa Monica Blvd.” (1979), in colored pencil on paper. Credit Daniel Dorsa for The New York Times
Woody Allen may have called Los Angeles a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light (that’s from “Annie Hall”), but the bicoastal restaurateur Michael McCarty and his wife, Kim McCarty, an artist, have spent 40 years proving that wrong, bringing top examples of West Coast creativity to the Big Apple. This couple have a Midtown Manhattan apartment filled with California-flavored art and objects, many of them works on paper, by Los Angeles residents like Tim Hawkinson, Frank Gehry, David Hockney, Laura Owens and Ed Ruscha. [More]
Richard Diebenkorn’s “Small Red” in the McCarty collection. Credit Daniel Dorsa for The New York Times