Chaos in art as 'Chain Letter' goes on show in Los Angeles

We take a look at the exhibition that every artist in Los Angeles wanted to be in
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Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

1 / 5 Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

2 / 5 Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

3 / 5 Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

4 / 5 Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

5 / 5 Chain Letter curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles


"We wanted an exhibition that would include every 'admired' artist on the planet," Cummings told Phaidon.com.

The inaugural Chain Letter exhibition opened in 2006, when Cummings and Harvey each invited ten artists they admire to showcase work and asked them to each ask ten more artists; it is now an annual and varied exhibition. Harvey says: "I was conscious of lobbing single invites into separate densely interconnected populations to spread the admiration as wide as possible."

 

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