In recent years the Hammer has reaffirmed its commitment to building a collection focused, in part, on the art of the past decade, with an emphasis on Los Angeles. Within the scope of its collecting, the Hammer seeks to narrate a history of the city’s artistic legacies and the relationships these have to the broader field of global contemporary art through a range of media, paying close attention to film/video and works on paper.
Now on view—“Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection.”
Sharon Lockhart, “Untitled,” 1997. Framed chromogenic print. 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of Nancy Chaikin. © Sharon Lockhart. Image courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.