Wrong Museum Burning: Ruscha’s Exit Leaves No Artists on LA MOCA Board

by Bill Davenport July 18, 2012

Joining John Baldessari, Catherine Opie and Barbara Kruger in a rush to the exit, Ed Ruscha, the last artist on LA MOCA’s board, resigned Monday. The troubled museum, pulled out of a financial hole by Eli Broad and resolutely headed towards a party-filled populist future, ousted noted curator Paul Schimmel a few weeks ago, starting the wave of protest resignations.

Ruscha’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Fire (1965)


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Robert Boyd July 18, 2012 - 11:50

The hive mind of Reddit has suggested the following as possible replacements for Opie, Ruscha, Kruger and Baldessari: Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Matthew Barney, Marina Abromavic and/or Terry Richardson

The Joanna July 18, 2012 - 19:00

Banksy wouldn’t show up.

Robert Boyd July 19, 2012 - 09:36

I think Broad counts on the artist directors not showing up. (Banksy could send Mr Brainwash as his proxy, though.)


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