Tribute to Ed Kienholz’s Watercolors (Barter Show)
West Hollywood, CA
March 28 – April 7, 2012
Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler
8126 – 8132 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Ed Kienholz’s seminal exhibition at Eugenia Butler Gallery in 1969, entitled Watercolors (also known as “The Barter Show”), consisted of subtle watercolor washes on 12 x 16 in. paper, which he bartered for the sums, objects, or experiences painted on them. Originally, patrons brought the items he requested to the opening and traded them for the works in the show.
For this tribute, a group of contemporary artists were commissioned to create works, following Kienholz’s guidelines, that were bartered at Barney’s Beanery on April 10th, 2012. The commissioned artworks were presented on-site for guests to view and barter throughout the evening. Interested parties brought their barter objects to the event at Barney’s Beanery, and traded for the artwork on-site, as participation in the tribute itself. The works were on display at LAND’s exhibition space through April 21, 2012.
Assume Vivid Astro Focus — Walead Beshty — Dike Blair — Liz Craft — Zoe Crosher — Meredith Danluck — Shannon Ebner — Rob Fischer — Brendan Fowler — Eve Fowler — Jonah Freeman — Ellen Harvey — Anna Sew Hoy — Justin Lowe — Shana Lutker — Dave Muller — Ry Rocklen — Amanda Ross-Ho — Corazon del Sol — Cole Sternberg – Landon Wiggs
Check out some great photos from the event on LA Louver’s blog here.