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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

LA's grassroots spaces keep growing

With more alternative art galleries than ever, many are slowing down on exhibitions and stepping up on programming

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Politics

US artists and museums join forces to fire up voters

Artists and activists gather in Los Angeles later this month for the first For Freedoms Congress, a three-day event to spur voter engagement

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Paul McCarthy's Hammer Museum retrospective reveals lines of continuity

Los Angeles exhibition reveals how drawings have shaped the multi-media artist’s work over 56 years

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Ten must-see shows during Frieze Los Angeles

From Paul McCarthy's monkey self-portrait to a New York apartment made of polyester, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

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Obituaries

Stephen Garrett, inaugural director of the Getty and the Hammer, has died, aged 96

“Bon vivant” took over at museum villa and expanded its mission after J. Paul Getty died in 1976

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Diary

‘I can divide my life into before and after Judy Chicago’: Gloria Steinem reveals how the artist changed her thoughts about art at Hammer Museum gala

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Pacific Standard Time

Next edition of Pacific Standard time looks at the intersection of art and science

The Getty-led PST: Art x Science x LA is due to be held in 2024

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Exhibitions

Serpentine opens first institutional survey of Luchita Hurtado, while Tate St Ives welcomes Huguette Caland

Santa Monica-based artist, "discovered" at 94, has a retrospective in London and the 88-year-old Lebanese artist makes her UK debut in Cornwall

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Max Hooper Schneider: 'my fantasy army of marine-mammal people, across all genders'

The artist dives deep to create a lurid theatre from biological forms for his Frieze Los Angeles Projects commission

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Exhibitions

Recognising Victor Hugo as an avant-garde artist

Drawings in a show opening at the Hammer testify to his feverish spiritual side

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“Curator’s essay traduces my wife’s work” says husband of Lee Bontecou

William Giles stated that an essay by Robert Storr misrepresented Bontecou's work