BLAC-2014-Gllry-JoanQuinn_pc-F-FrontSMExhibition On View: June 28 - August 1, 2014 Download the exhibition postcard.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 28th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 

The exhibition ‘Joan Quinn Captured’ will showcase what is perhaps the largest portrait collection by contemporary artists in the world, including such luminaries as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Frank Gehry, Robert Graham, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Beatrice Wood and photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Matthew Rolston and Arthur Tress. For the first time, this portrait collection will be exhibited in collaboration with renowned works of the artists encouraging a dialogue between the portraits and specific artist movements. The exhibition will also portray the world Joan Agajanian Quinn captured as editor for her close friend Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, along with contributions to some of the most important fanzines of the 1980’s that are proof of her role as a critical taste maker of her time. A special highlight is the historical recording in snapshots of the emerging Los Angeles art scene and the influence of the artistic interchange Quinn fostered between London, Tokyo and New York.

Curated by Laura Whitcomb in collaboration with curatorial advisors Amanda Quinn Olivar and Cheryl Bookout.

Please visit the Central Library for more Joan Quinn Captured, featuring the work of Armenian artists.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS, TALKS and FILM SCREENINGS have been scheduled in conjunction with this gallery exhibition. Programs are free and are by reservation only.


Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:00 p.m. TALK  Artists Designing for the Theater
7:00 p.m. FILM  Aida
7:30 p.m. TALK  Special Guest Zandra Rhodes
8:30 p.m. FILM  Zandra Rhodes & Charles James


Age suitability: 18 and older

Saturday, June 28, 2014
3:00 p.m. (new time) PANEL Modern Art in Los Angeles: 'Cool School' Oral History Ed Moses
4:00 p.m. (new time) FILM  LA Suggested by the Art of Ed Ruscha
5:00 p.m. (new time) PANEL Los Angeles and the Contemporary Art Dawn

Thursday, July 3, 2014
5:00 p.m. FILM  Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada
6:30 p.m. FILM  Duggie Fields' Jangled
7:00 p.m. TALK  Guest Artist Duggie Fields
8:00 p.m. FILM  The Great Wen


Thursday, July 10, 2014
5:00 p.m. TALK  Luciana Martinez de la Rosa
6:00 p.m. FILM  Heavenly Bodies, Steven Arnold Film Special Screening
7:00 p.m. PANEL Steven Arnold & Late Surrealism
8:00 p.m. FILM  Short Films of Steven Arnold


Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Reserve tickets for this event only.
5:00 p.m. FILM  Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
6:30 p.m. PANEL Warhol & Basquiat, The Magazine of the 80s, Joan Quinn's work for Interview, the Manipulator & Stuff Magazine; Special Speaker Matthew Rolston
7:00 p.m. FILM  Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

6:00 p.m.  FILM  Chris and Don: A Love Story

7:30 p.m.  DON BACHARDY ARTIST TALK followed by a reception sponsored by Pie Hole of Pasadena presenting its Earl Gray Pie in honor of Don Bachardy's 80th birthday!

Special Guest Artist Don Bachardy celebrating his 80th birthday with directors of Chris and Don, Tina Mascara and Guido Santi.

Don Bachardy will speak about his renowned portraits of artists including Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Ed Moses and Ed Ruscha who are all featured in the exhibition 'Joan Quin Captured,' along with his three portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn.

8:00 p.m. FILM  Excerpt: Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture. Special screening of Helmut By June directed by June Newton. Helmut By June, featuring Carla Bruni, Cindy Crawford and Billy Wilder, is the 2007 Brett Ratner documentary directed by June Newton covering the life of her late husband Helmut Newton.

Age suitability: 18 and older.


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