Sarah Hamill’s recent talk at the museum on how and why David Smith’s photographs matter inspired this comparison. Consider the photographs below of the museum’s Bouquet of Concaves (1959). The photo on the left was was taken by Smith; the one on the right one wasn’t.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art blog, Unframed, highlights their upcoming show, David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy. This post provides wonderful insight into exhibition design and how the works inspired creative solutions. In our own Smith show, we examine the relationship between Smith’s two-dimensional works and his sculptures (which one critic said were like “drawings pulled up.”) The show at LACMA focuses on the concept of geometry in the work of this great American artist and opens Sunday.