#ThrowbackThursday 2011, Color & Form
Group show with Imi Knoebel, John McCracken, Peter Halley, Christian Eckart & Gunther Forg @lacma , Los Angeles

This installation featured a focused selection of works by the German abstract artist Imi Knoebel, in addition to significant pieces by four other artists: John McCracken, Christian Eckart, Gunther Forg and Peter Halley. Knoebel studied under Joseph Beuys in the late 1960s, in Düsseldorf, along with Blinky Palermo. Knoebel and Palermo were close friends; mining territory staked out earlier by Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich, they found sustenance in explorations of color and form. Working in a similar vein, younger artists such as Eckart, Forg and Halley offer new explorations into material, form, color and line, while working with abstraction.
Halley in particular provided an interesting coda to this selection from the Broad Collection. His brand of geometric abstraction along with his writings would become the seeds of the 1980s movement termed “neo geo.” The west side of this floor was well known for presentations of Halley’s peer, Jeff Koons. Thus, the installation sought to demonstrate the continuities between abstraction and representation, eras and artistic styles.

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Image: Installation photograph, Color & Form, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 31, 2010 – June 5, 2011. Photo credit: Photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA