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Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact

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Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact

When: March 20 – June 6, 2021
Location: Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

Beginning 20 March, Amy Sherald, one of America’s defining contemporary portraitists, will unveil five new paintings in her first West Coast solo exhibition. On view through 6 June at Hauser & Wirth’s Downtown Los Angeles Arts District complex, ‘The Great American Fact’ expands Sherald’s effort to, as the artist states, ‘paint the things I wish to see’ by depicting Black Americans in scenes of leisure and centered in stillness. With these new group portraits and paintings of individuals, Sherald builds upon techniques she employed in her iconic portraits of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Breonna Taylor for Vanity Fair. Through her distinctive use of portraiture and by challenging accepted notions of American identity, Sherald attempts to restore a broader, fuller picture of humanity.


‘Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact’ is now open at limited capacity Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm. Free entry. No booking necessary.


COVID-19 Updates: The gallery will reopen at reduced capacity and all viewings will adhere to LA County Public Health protocols, including designated routes through exhibitions, hand sanitizer stations, and digitized exhibition materials. Masks are mandatory. The courtyard and garden will be closed until further notice.