Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting

Hammer Museum
November 9, 2008 – February 8, 2009

Oranges and Sardines is an exhibition of art chosen by six contemporary abstract painters – Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool. The artists’ choices developed during many conversations with Gary Garrels, the curator of the exhibition. The artists each chose one of their own recent paintings as well as work by other artists including Paul Klee, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, Pablo Picasso, Dieter Roth and others.

The title for the exhibition was inspired by the poem “Why I Am Not a Painter” by Frank O’Hara. The poem is featured in the exhibition and the catalogue.

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