I was just in New York and I had a guy from France, from Brittany, say: These pieces remind me of when I walk through the small streets of Brittany and then I come out to the wharf. Another guy who was an Islamic scholar was telling me that they have to do with the inscription of Islam. I think that the references are multifaceted. People bring all kinds of references to the pieces, regardless of place. I don’t know that that matters. I grew up out here, after all. I grew up in San Francisco, I went to school in Santa Barbara. I’ve been printing out here for 40 years. And I’ve been working out here. I’ve never had a piece in this museum, ever. I won’t go into that sad history. [Chuckles.]
That sad history ends February 16, with the opening of BCAM at LACMA.?