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October 17th, 2015



The Broad

The Broad, Los Angeles’s new contemporary art museum founded by Eli and Edythe Broad, opened its doors to the public on September 20th, 2015. The building (designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler) features over 250 masterworks of contemporary art and houses almost the entire collection.

I lined up one early morning to take a first look at the collection and featured below are some photographs of pieces that were particularly inspiring to me.

Untitled, 1990 – Christopher Wool

Enamel and acrylic on nine aluminium panels

Double America 2, 1960 – Glenn Ligon

Neon and Paint

Heavy Industry, 1962 – Edward Ruscha

Oil and Pencil on Canvas

White #5, 1993 – Glenn Ligon

Oil stick and gesso on linen

Blue Red, 1968 / Green Angle, 1970 / Green Relief With Blue, 2011

– Ellsworth Kelly

Oil on canvas, two joined panels / Oil on Canvas / Oil on canvas, two joined panels

Chlorpropamide (pfs), 1996 – Damien Hirst

Household gloss paint on canvas

Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013 – Yayoi Kusama

Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, acrylic balls, and water

Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989 – Barbara Kruger

Photographic silkscreen on vinyl

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