Remembering Nobuo Sekine

May 14, 2019

It is with deep reverence that Blum & Poe honors the passing of Nobuo Sekine (b. 1942; d. 2019). We celebrate his legacy of resolutely pushing the conceptual boundaries of ephemeral, site-specific, installation, and sculptural art within the historical lineage of Japan and beyond...

Yun Hyong-keun: A Retrospective at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

May 11 – November 24, 2019

Born in 1928 in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, Yun Hyong-keun lived through one of the most traumatic periods of Korean history, suffering great misfortune related to Japanese colonial rule, the Korean War, and the postwar dictatorship...

This Week in Venice

May 11 – November 24, 2019

This Week in Venice: Henry Taylor, Darren Bader, Ryoji Ikeda, Enrico David, and Yun Hyong-keun

Lee Ufan at Dia Beacon, NY

May 5, 2019 – May 5, 2020

A pioneer of the Mono-ha movement in Japan, Lee Ufan developed a sculptural practice in the 1960s that explored the tension between natural and man-made materials and the dialogue between object and space....

The Harvey Quaytman Trust Joins Blum & Poe

May 3, 2019

In collaboration with Van Doren Waxter, New York, Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the worldwide representation of the Harvey Quaytman Trust...

Pia Camil: Bara, Bara, Bara

April 13 – June 23, 2019

Tramway presents the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil. This immersive installation hosts new and existing textile sculptures which visitors are invited to inhabit and activate...

Public Programming Series | Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s

April 6 – May 4, 2019

This April & May ~ Please join us for a performance and public programming series on the occasion of PART II of PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by Mika Yoshitake...

Remembering Agnès Varda

March 29, 2019

The Blum & Poe team celebrates the life of Agnès Varda, the self-described "old filmmaker and young visual artist," the grandmother of the French New Wave with a prolific career spanning over six decades...

Zhu Jinshi: Wave of Materials at LACMA, Los Angeles

March 16 – September 15, 2019

Zhu Jinshi's monumental Wave of Materials installation will be exhibited as part of The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, an exhibition curated by art historian and critic Wu Hung that examines contemporary Chinese art through the lens of materiality...

CalArts REDCAT Gala Honors Henry Taylor

March 16, 2019

The REDCAT Award will be presented to Los Angeles artist Henry Taylor. Taylor is one of the leading figurative painters working today, celebrated for narrative works that often capture African American urban life with a deep honesty...

Darren Bader & Henry Taylor Selected for the 58th Venice Biennale, Italy

March 7, 2019

In a speech given in the late 1930s, British MP Sir Austen Chamberlain invoked an ancient Chinese curse that he had learned of from a British diplomat who had served in Asia, and which took the curious form of saying, "May you live in interesting times"...

Destroyer at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

January 26, 2019

Performance By Destroyer For Friedrich Kunath's Book Launch I Don't Worry Anymore

Friedrich Kunath Book Launch Party with Performance by Destroyer

January 26, 2019

Book Launch Party with A Special Performance by Destroyer. The first major monograph devoted to the sentimentally introspective and humorously existential work of Los Angeles-based artist Friedrich Kunath is now in bookstores and available online...

Out of the Shadows: Experimental Feminist Films by Jane Arden, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Penny Slinger at Anthology Film Archives, NY

January 25 – 31, 2019

Out of the Shadows showcases the exceptional motion pictures created by Jane Arden, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Penny Slinger during the 1960s and '70s. These artists share overlapping concerns in their experimental narratives, focusing on female sexuality, the occult, and societal taboos...

Chung Sang-hwa: Art Lecture with Jung-Ah Woo at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

January 7, 2019

Please join us for a public lecture on the life and work of artist Chung Sang-hwa, on the occasion of the closing of the first major exhibition in Los Angeles to focus on the artist's work...

Friedrich Kunath: I Don't Worry Anymore

December 4, 2018

The first major monograph devoted to the sentimentally introspective and humorously existential work of Los Angeles-based artist Friedrich Kunath is now in bookstores and available online...

Bread + Puppet Theater: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

November 4, 2018

Blum & Poe, in collaboration with Three Day Weekend, is pleased to announce Bread and Puppet Theater's The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus...

Henry Taylor: The Only Portrait I Ever Painted Of My Momma Was Stolen

October 9, 2018

Henry Taylor's first comprehensive monograph, The Only Portrait I Ever Painted of My Momma Was Stolen, features over 200 works from 1992 onward. For three decades the iconic artist has worked his way through New York, Los Angeles, Europe, and Africa, documenting what he sees.

California Coalition For Women Prisoners 2018 Benefit Auction at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

August 18, 2018

California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP), online auction house Paddle8, and Blum & Poe will partner to raise funds for the CCWP's mission to combat mass incarceration...

Tomoo Gokita Joins Blum & Poe

August 13, 2018

Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the representation of Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita. His work will be the subject of an exhibition at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in spring 2018, and a solo exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles is scheduled for fall 2018...

Henry Taylor Awarded 2018 Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize

July 17, 2018

The Estate of Robert De Niro, Sr. is delighted to announce that Henry Taylor is the 2018 recipient of the esteemed Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize. Established in 2011 by Robert DeNiro, in honor of his late father, the accomplished painter Robert De Niro, Sr., the prize recognizes a mid-career American artist for significant and innovative contributions to the field of painting...

Mimi Lauter Joins Blum & Poe

June 13, 2018

Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the representation of Los Angeles-based artist Mimi Lauter. Her first solo exhibition with the gallery is on view in Los Angeles until June 23, 2018...

Tony Lewis Joins Blum & Poe

June 12, 2018

Blum & Poe is pleased to announce its representation of Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis...

ICA LA Honors Henry Taylor

May 12, 2018

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) announced today that it will honor Los Angeles artist Henry Taylor at the second annual Benefit Brunch on Saturday, May 12...

Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows | Us Film Premiere

May 2, 2018

Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows is the incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, An Exorcism...  

Solange Pessoa Joins Blum & Poe

April 5, 2018

Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the representation of Brazilian artist Solange Pessoa. Pessoa is known for her sculptures, installations, videos, and paintings that present forms mined from primal realms of the psyche...

The Estate Of Robert Colescott Joins Blum & Poe

December 1, 2017

Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the worldwide representation of the Estate of Robert Colescott. An exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles is scheduled for March 2018 and will coincide with Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas at the Seattle Art Museum, and will precede a traveling retrospective curated by Lowery Stokes Sims beginning at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati in late 2019...

Lynda Benglis & Helen Molesworth in Conversation at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

October 28, 2017

Blum & Poe is pleased to present an exhibition by acclaimed artist Lynda Benglis. This marks her first solo presentation on the West Coast since the 2011 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and offers a broad overview of her output and ethos across the last three decades...

Sam Durant’s Statement Regarding Scaffold At The Walker Art Center

June 1, 2017

Artist Statement, Sam Durant, 5/29/2017
Let me begin by describing the sculpture that has become the focus of protest in recent days as I envisioned it when it was first exhibited in 2012 in Europe at The Hague, Netherlands; Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland; and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany...

Blum & Poe Goes Green

April 20, 2015

Blum & Poe announces its participation in the Arts:Earth Partnership (AEP), an environmentally sustainable certification and materials resource exchange program specifically developed for the creative sector in Los Angeles. By completing AEP's certification process, Blum & Poe's Los Angeles gallery location has become one of the first green-certified contemporary art galleries in the United States...

It is with deep reverence that Blum & Poe honors the passing of Nobuo Sekine (b. 1942; d. 2019)...
“MIXING THE SURREAL, THE SORDID, AND THE DOWNRIGHT STUPID, SCOTT MENDES’S VENICE! IS THE AR EXPERIENCE YOU NEVER DREAMED YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF!”– DAVID DUCHOVNY...
👏Congratulations Henry Taylor at @labiennale in Venice!...
See you tonight, Los Angeles! Saturday, May 4, Saicobab (featuring Yoshimi-O of Boredoms and OOIOO) play their FIRST US SHOW, and Otomo Yoshihide, seminal figure of the electro-acoustic improvisation genre...
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the worldwide representation of the Harvey Quaytman Trust...
A pioneer of the Mono-ha movement in Japan, Lee Ufan developed a sculptural practice in the 1960s that explored the tension between natural and man-made materials...
New York! Tonight — Thursday, May 2, 6:30pm at the Americas Society...
Los Angeles! This Saturday May 4th — a special evening of rare performances by the pioneering Japanese artist OTOMO YOSHIHIDE...
“The body is a pulsating unknown, always a new vehicle of transformation...
This September marks twenty-five years since Blum & Poe first opened its doors in 1994...
Congratulations to Ryoji Ikeda, who will present work in the upcoming Venice Biennale!...
On the occasion of the synonymous exhibition opening at Blum & Poe New York  — join us for a panel discussion Thursday, May 2, 6:30pm at the Americas Society, New York
This Monday April 29, 7pm @lacma. Art historian Joan Kee will speak about the manifold works of artist Lee Ufan, who has become increasingly recognized as a significant force in the history of contemporary art...
Mark your calendars — upcoming public programs next week in Los Angeles! Presented with @theblackeditions on the occasion ofParergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s—PART II, curated by Mika Yoshitake
We’re excited to participate in the inaugural iteration of Object & Thing opening next week in Brooklyn, Friday May 3...
Zhu Jinshi's monumental “Wave of Materials” installation @lacma Exhibited as part of “The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China,” an exhibition curated by art historian and critic Wu Hung...
Happy Earth Day 🌍↑Anya Gallaccio's The light pours out of me (2012) — an amethyst chamber surrounded by obsidian and hornbeam hedge at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh...

PART II of "Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s" Curated by Mika Yoshitake Until May 19...

@moca
@printedmatter_artbookfairs
Friday-Sunday! New titles and vinyl by Henry Taylor, Friedrich Kunath, Jim Shaw, Alma Allen and JB Blunk...

EYE / Boredoms last night @blumandpoe LA → part of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s on view until May 19...

And it begins... Yukinori Yanagi's "Study for American Art – Three Flags" (2019) — in Part II of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s — opening Saturday, April 6!...

Artist Kenji Yanobe testing out his Atom Car, along with his Tanking Machine (Rebirth) and Atom Suit in background. These darkly humorous works channel sci-fi and retro-futurist narratives in reaction to nuclear crisis....

Opening this Saturday, April 6, 6-8pm — PART II of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by Mika Yoshitake...

"The first New York show of the exuberantly provocative African-American painter since his death, in 2009, at the age of eighty-three, is as startling as ever...

THIS SUNDAY April 7, 2-4pmJoin us for an artist roundtable at @japanhousela With Kenjiro Okazaki, Yukinori Yanagi, Kenji Yanobe, and curator Mika Yoshitake...

Art Basel Hong Kong! Booth 1B19, March 29-31, 2019...

Opening in Los Angeles Saturday, April 6, 6-8pm – With a live performance by EYE
Part II of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Curated by Mika Yoshitake...

Agnès Varda, 1928-2019
With tremendous pride and respect, Blum & Poe was able to present three exhibitions with the self-described “old filmmaker and young visual artist” — the grandmother of the French New Wave, with a prolific career spanning over six decades...

Yoshitomo Nara → @japansociety_nyc
Nara intends that these bronze anthropomorphic works, which he calls "forest spirits," will outlive him and endure the forces of nature that threaten the world as they did in 2011 with the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami...

Paintings and drawings from the 1970s by Robert ColescottOn view at Blum & Poe, New York until April 13...

Opening this Saturday in Tokyo—Ha Chong-hyun’s exhibition presents new and recent works from the Conjunction series that use rich hues of blue, red, and orange...

Closing this week! Part I of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by Mika Yoshitake...

Noboru Tsubaki’s enormous, cadmium-yellow sculpture Fresh Gasoline (1989) evokes both sci-fi fantasy and monochrome horror...

Opening in Tokyo → March 23Blum & Poe is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Ha Chong-hyun, his third solo show with the gallery, and his first solo presentation in Tokyo in fifteen years...

Closing this week—Penny Slinger's "Inside Out" presented @fortnight_institute, NYC in collaboration with Blum & Poe...

“This experience of searching, of being off balance, is akin to traveling: You may not know exactly where you’re going or how you’re going to get there, but you venture out nevertheless....

📣This Saturday, March 16, the REDCAT Award will be presented to Henry Taylor...

This April & May ~~ Please join us for a performance and public programming series on the occasion of PART II of PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Curated by Mika Yoshitake...

On this International Women's Day — a big shout out to Yukie Ishikawa — a major force in "Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s," curated by Mika Yoshitake (another female force of original intellect and creativity 🔥)...

CONGRATULATIONS to DARREN BADER & HENRY TAYLOR!!!Both selected for the 58th Venice Biennale...

Closing this week in Tokyo —
Hugh Scott-Douglas:Thank You Thank You Thank YouThank You Thank You Thank You...

Now open to the public ~ @centrepompidoumetz presents a retrospective on the career of Lee Ufan, tracing the early works of the late 1960s to his most recent creations...

🔥ALMA ALLEN🔥in “Collective/Collectible,” the inaugural exhibition from @masagaleria, Mexico City, curated by Su Wu and Constanza Garza
📸: Genevieve Lutkin
@imrevolting #almaallen

"The single best show in town: ‘Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s,’ through March 23, which features a whole generation of the Tokyo neo-avant-garde." — Jason Farago via @nytimes 🙏
PARERGON, curated by @mikayoshitake
PART ONE on view until March 23
PART TWO opening April 6
#parergon 📸: @hitoheather

PARERGON — Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by @mikayoshitake

Part ONE now on view with work by 12 artists
Part TWO opening April 6 with work by 15 artists and public programs including live performance and artists talks...

 

Opening tomorrow at B&P NY — an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Robert Colescott — the first in New York since his passing in 2009...

Yoshitomo Nara installing his sculptures and ceramics @japansociety_nyc for the "E/trance" series of year-long art projects aimed at bringing visual art and interactive experiences into the institution's public spaces...

Closing this week ⏳~Gavin Kenyon / Mimi Lauter @slashartsf curated by Drew Heitzler...

OPENING WEDNESDAY, FEB 27 in NYC
Blum & Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Robert Colescott...

ON VIEW in NYC → @fortnight_institute in collaboration with Blum & Poe presents “Inside Out,” an exhibition of seminal works by Penny Slinger...

🔊Blum & Poe LA will have extended gallery hours this weekend — open 10am-6pm on Sunday, February 17...

At the inaugural iteration of the @friezeartfair LA, Blum & Poe presents work by a number of Los Angeles-based artists...

You made it!
Dave Muller's hand-painted mural contextualizing 25 years of art at Blum & Poe against the cultural and historic landscape of Los Angeles — 
@friezeartfairopening tonight!...

This Friday, February 15th at 1pm — Julian Hoeber and @_desertx curator Amanda Hunt will discuss Hoeber's artistic practice and its intersection with architecture and psychology...

Opening THURSDAY, February 14, 6-8pm
Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Curated by Mika Yoshitake

If David Foster Wallace and Ed Ruscha had a lovechild with a proclivity for German Romanticism, their progeny may have created something like the art of Friedrich Kunath...

PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s. A two-part exhibition curated by Mika Yoshitake. Opening February 14 at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles...

It’s about 'following the rainbow,' Ms. Camil said. 'It’s for the viewer to decide where the pot of gold is.'" — Pia Camil @_desertx via @wsjmag...

On the occasion of the inaugural iteration of Frieze LA, and on the gallery's 25th anniversary, Blum & Poe is pleased to present work by a number of Los Angeles-based artists...

Julian Hoeber ... ready for you 👊 @_desertx and @friezeartfair...

Happy lunar new year! 🌘🌗🌖🌕...

We're thrilled to collaborate with @fortnight_institute in NYC to present "Inside Out," an exhibition of work by Penny Slinger...

PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s. A two-part exhibition curated by Mika Yoshitake. Opening February 14 at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles...

Congrats to Theodora Allen — her first exhibition in New York opened this week, “Weald” @kasmingallery...

THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 26. FRIEDRICH KUNATH I Don't Worry Anymore. Book Launch Partywith a Special Performance By DESTROYER. 7-9 PM LOS ANGELES...

As a radically new substratefor language, Bader’s work is surprising, disorienting, evocative. Romantic, even. The very last work that most visitors will encounter at Blum & Poe...

On this #MLKday — Robert Colescott's "Heavenly Host & MLK" (1971) — a response to the 1971 refusal by Congress to move legislation forward for a Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday...

Last day of @fogfair San Francisco ☁️

@fogfair @fogfair @fogfair@fogfairSan Francisco — Booth 208...

#HughScottDouglas's new show in Tokyo — “Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You" — on view until March 9...

This week @fogfair San Francisco — Booth 208...

I visited the exhibition twice, and brought non-artist friends and family members back with me. It seemed to encapsulate important things about cities, race and class, artistic process, freedom, alchemy...

Ready for 2019 like #tomoogokita
📷 / @mattbangser

Join us tomorrow, Saturday January 12 @ 3PM for a lecture on Chung Sang-hwa with Getty scholar-in-residence Jung-Ah Woo...

Mark your calendars! This January 25-31 @anthologyfilmarchives in NYC — Experimental feminist films by Jane Arden, Niki de Saint Phalle & Penny Slinger

THIS FRIDAY // TOKYOHugh Scott-Douglas opens his fourth solo show with the gallery — “Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You"...

"Enter Darren Bader's illusory oeuvre and find incursions, disintegrations, and restructurings of the familiar faces and facades of the art world..."

Blum & Poe wishes you a very happy holiday season! ❄️...

"These 10 Artists Broke into the Art Market Big Leagues in 2018" — today via @artsy 👏

What do the images of the planet look like when they are circulated by surplus producers?...

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