A Point Of View
10 Feb - 11 Mar 2013
graphite and ink on cotton vellum
26 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, gift of Laurence Rickels
Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection
10 February – 11 March 2013
A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection presents selections from the 2011 gift by writer, professor, and collector Laurence A. Rickels of 122 works made almost exclusively between 1993 and 2003 by Los Angeles artists, with an emphasis on works on paper and photography. Included in the exhibition are a photograph from Catherine Opie’s freeway series, featured in MOCA’s 1997 exhibition Focus Series: Catherine Opie, as well as 13 artworks by Richard Hawkins, which nearly doubles MOCA's collection of his work, already one of the largest Hawkins collections at any American museum, works by John Baldessari, Jeremy Blake, Meg Cranston, Vincent Fecteau, Lyle Ashton Harris, Jim Isermann, Mary Kelly, Mike Kelley, Karen Kilimnik, Lisa Lapinski, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Sharon Lockhart, Keith Mayerson, Dave Muller, Kori Newkirk, Jennifer Pastor, Raymond Pettibon, Stephen Prina, Allen Ruppersberg, Jim Shaw, Frances Stark, Diana Thater, Marnie Weber, James Welling, Pae White, and Christopher Williams. Rickels's collection reflects many contemporary themes and genres to emerge in 1990s art, including queer identity, photoconceptualism, and a Gothic sensibility, as well as his interest in new media and photography.