An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant and compelling artists of the last 50 years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne will trace a number of intertwined narratives in the history of recent art. These narratives include Pop and Conceptual Art, Minimalism, body-oriented performance art, the Pictures Generation, identity politics and psychologically-inflected figurative works. The exhibition's title comes from a 1962 painting by Andy Warhol, a gift from Blake Byrne to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the earliest work in the show. Guest curator Joseph R. Wolin utilizes the strengths of Byrne's collection to chart a broad but personal overview of contemporary art, while also providing a window into the collector's personal vision.
The exhibition will include ‘St John the Baptist II' by Kehinde Wiley.
‘Open this End' runs from 19 February until 12 July 2015.
Kehinde Wiley at Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University