LACMA Debuts the First North American Retrospective of German Artist Blinky Palermo

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977, on view October 31, 2010 through January 16, 2011. The exhibition comprises more than seventy works by the German artist, whose reputation as one of the foremost postwar painters has been long established in Europe. This encompassing exhibition will introduce American audiences to all four principal categories of work Palermo produced during his highly influential career, including many works that have never before been shown in the United States. Curated by Lynne Cooke and organized by Dia Art Foundation and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard), the exhibition will be coordinated at LACMA by curator of contemporary art, Franklin Sirmans. “Palermo‘s experiments with color, form, material and space were groundbreaking forty years ago, and today they continue to astound with their poeti