Following a period of planning and fundraising, and largely due to the efforts of its Collectors Committee event, LACMA has acquired Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video “The Clock,” a series of spliced images mimicking an actual clock’s hand movement in real time. The museum is planning an inaugural West Coast screening at its Bing Theater in May.
Additionally, the museum has procured a 2006 spherical sculpture (pictured) by Chinese artist/political activist Ai Weiwei–a particularly relevant piece given Ai’s current detainment by Chinese authorities. The sculpture, whose mortise-and-tenon construction harks to the use of a type of rosewood known as huanghuali in traditional Chinese woodworking, was purchased from New York’s Friedman Benda Gallery.
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