Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum Launches New $100K Art Prize

Some rather interesting art world news: Thanks to Jarl Mohn — a former MTV and VH1 exec who helped found E!, and a passionate art collector — LA’s Hammer Museum will be awarding one of the 60 “emerging and under-recognized” artists in its first-ever biennial, Made in LA, with a $100,000 cash prize. That’s more… Read More

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R. Crumb Explains the Varieties of Women to W Magazine

More doodler than draftsman, R. Crumb’s off-kilter drawings of madmen, loose women, alienation, and domestic strife are not your average Sunday comics. His cult status, further cemented with the 1994 release of the documentary Crumb, has evolved into the realm of “fine art”: he’s represented by uber-gallery David Zwirner, his rendition of the entire Book of Genesis is currently exhibited at LA’s Hammer Museum, and his work is included in 1969, a major modern retrospective at PS1. All the more interesting that Crumb – an artist occasionally censured for his “sexist” depictions of women and “racist” stereotyping – was tapped by W magazine for a commissioned feature in the November issue. Click through for excerpts.… Read More

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