Saturday, December 13, 2008

[Top Ten of 2008] #10 - The Panza Collection at the Hirshhorn Museum

While Eli Broad celebrated the contents of his storage crates at LACMA (85% of which came from Gagosian, by Christopher Knight’s count), Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo’s collection of clever, idiosyncratic conceptual, video and light works slipped into the Hirshhorn collection.  On Kawara Date Paintings, their boxes, and newspapers, sat down the hall from Doug Wheeler’s effervescent Eindhoven (1969), seminal Nauman videos and a handful of videos by the underrated Douglas Huebler.  The real game changer, though, was a perfect Irwin trinity: a glass column, a disc work, and a dot painting.

00-99=No1-2K-20K (1969-1970)
by Hanne Darboven

[Detail of] Untitled (1970-1971) by Robert Irwin

October 24, 1971 (1971) by On Kawara

A Rubber Ball Thrown on the Sea, Cat. No. 146 (1970) by Lawrence Weiner

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