Liz Craft: Selections from the Contemporary Collection

Liz Craft: Selections from the Contemporary Collection

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of Marianne Boesky. Liz Craft, Death Rider (Leo), 2002

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Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 30 2017
Free

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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA  90024
310-443-7000
Liz Craft’s Death Rider (Leo), which initially appeared in the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2004, now presides over the lobby gallery at the Hammer Museum. The bronze, life-size sculpture of a skeleton riding a chopper — rich in detail and solidly built — is probably more comical than sinister, though it’s definitely an ominous presence. The skeleton’s bike has a pinecone gas tank and beehive engine. A headless, limbless shell of a female figure sits behind him. His head tilted back and his fleshless face grinning, the skeleton looks to be on a joy ride, except a little patch of mushrooms has grown behind the bike’s back wheel. So maybe he’s been going nowhere for a long time.

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