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September 27, 2020

'Together Forever' — Luchita Hurtado, Part 1

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Organized in close collaboration with Luchita Hurtado earlier this year, the artist's son and fellow artist Matt Mullican guides us through the intimate exhibition, "Together Forever."

On view at Hauser & Wirth New York City 22nd Street through October 31, the show presents over thirty works from the 1960s through the present day in which Hurtado explored the self and the surrounding world as her primary subject.

"If it's not a soul, what do we want to call it? This is what my mom's depicting in all these self-portraits. It's not her body. It's, in a sense, the self behind the eyes. It's who we are in our bodies, whoever that is, whatever that is, wherever that is, these are the questions."

Artist Matt Mullican sat down to discuss his mother's enduring legacy, and to further contextualize some of the works on view.

Many of these highly personal artworks — recent paintings of birth along with early works on paper that have remained largely private up to this point  — are on view to the public for the first time.

New York Times review of the show here.

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The Venezuelan-born artist, pictured above in her studio with some of her work in 2018, died in Santa Monica, California last month at 99.

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