Southern California Visit - Main Collection MOCA Downtown
It had to be probably 25 years or more since I viewed the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In fact, I had never been to the downtown space, only the Little Tokyo space. This is the museum that is basically across the street from the Frank Gentry designed Disney Music Hall.
I was treated to a display of Joseph Cornell assemblages in the first room I entered.
A little better view of some. There are a number of Cornell pieces around Los Angeles, but I do not think that I have seen this many in one spot before.
A large free-standing Louise Nevelson.
A smaller Nevelson pedestal piece. It was tucked against a wall and I would have like it to be a farther away so I could walk around it.
A handsome pair of John Chamberlain sculptures are prominently displayed in the first main gallery.
5-Card Stud by Ed Keinholz is a piece that questions our racial tensions and seems especially relevant right now. Pretty brutal image there in the car window.
Some Rauschenberg, Oldenberg, and Warhol here.
I especially enjoyed the upper Rauschenberg piece with the wings. I have seen a number of flat works on paper, and kind of temporarily forgotten about his sculptures, and wall sculpture as well.
Like I opened with, I had never been to this space and the initial gallery or two are loaded with art works that I truly admire. Certainly worth a trip or even a membership.