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Summer @ MOCA

How would you like to put paintbrush to canvas and, millimetre by millimetre, clean the canvas of a Jackson Pollock painting? Specifically, his abstract expressionist Number 1, 1949. Thrilling or terrifying?

Meticulous Pollock primping is exactly what Conservator Chris Stavroudis is doing – in public view, no less – at LA’s Museum Of Contemporary Art on Grand Avenue. His goal is to brighten the whites, re-sheen the metallics and, step by step, show visitors a work of art closer to the version that Pollock first presented in 1949.

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Number 1, 1949 is just one of the extraordinary works of art that you will see at MOCA this summer. The museum’s circular design – created by architect Arata Isozaki in 1986 – allows for a particularly satisfying ‘back to where you started from’ viewing experience.

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Garden Thriving. 2016

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Diane Arbus. Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J. 1967

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Nan Goldin. Millie with the cheeseburger radio at home, New York City, 1980.

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Elizabeth Murray. Simple Meaning. 1982

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Mark Rothko. No. 9 (Dark over Light Earth/Violet and Yellow in Rose). 1954

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Roy Lichtenstein. The Grip. 1962

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Louise Nevelson. Sky Cathedral/Southern Mountain. 1959

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Until September 18th, you’ll also be able to walk right through Lauren Halsey’s site-specific, dynamic installation: we still here, there. These richly decorated nooks and crannies within white fantasy caves are based on Halsey’s upbringing in South Central L.A.
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MOCA Grand

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Header: James Rosenquist. Vestigial Appendage. 1962

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