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Tour Hauser & Wirth and Annie Leibovitz Exhibit
April 13 | 10:45 am-2:00 pm
Join us for a 1-hour guided tour of the ‘Annie Leibovitz: The early years, 1970 – 1983’ exhibit (that ends on April 14th!) and Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles gallery and spaces. After the tour we'll explore the gallery & shops some more and then head out to the nearby shops in the Arts District. There's also a coffee shop, Salt & Straw (ice cream), and The Pie Hole nearby.
Meet between 10:45-11:00am in the courtyard of Hauser & Wirth. Tour starts promptly at 11:00am. Please have my number handy to TEXT me if you're running late and can't find the group. ~Carrie (213) 538-8187
Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1,’ a new installation of the 2017 exhibition of the same title presented by the LUMA Foundation’s Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France. As the first comprehensive exhibition in Los Angeles devoted to the earliest work of this renowned American artist, ‘The Early Years’ features more than 4,000 photographs taken between 1970 and 1983.
Works on view trace Leibovitz’s development as a young talent, capturing the dramatic cultural and political shifts of the Seventies. Arranged chronologically and thematically, the exhibition begins with her work for Rolling Stone magazine and visually chronicles the defining moments and key protagonists of the decade. Over the course of her career, Leibovitz became an avatar of the changing cultural role of photography as an artistic medium. Pinned to walls gridded with string, the images on view reveal her singular ability to merge the tactics of portraiture and photojournalism with profound humanism and sly wit. The exhibition also includes Leibovitz’s photographs of artists who became her personal heroes – Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Ansel Adams, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others.
Hauser & Wirth opened its Los Angeles location in March 2016 in the heart of the burgeoning Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Occupying a former flour mill, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is a vibrant communal space that links art and architecture with a dynamic events program. In addition to supporting and collaborating with many local and international cultural organizations, nonprofits, and universities, the Los Angeles gallery fosters public dialogue with the arts through a range of activities that engage the city’s diverse population.