The next program in The Un-Private Collection talk series will present a conversation with artist Thomas Houseago and rock bassist and art collector Flea. Works by Houseago in the Broad collection are currently on view as part of the museum's collection installation, Creature, on view through March 19. The pair will discuss Houseago’s inspirations and practice, and the impact that visual art and music can have on each other, among other topics.
A ticket for this program also allows you to visit The Broad and skip the general admission entry line anytime between Jan. 24 - 29.
About Thomas Houseago
Thomas Houseago was born in Leeds, England, in 1972 and lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at Central Saint Martins, London, and De Ateliers, Amsterdam. Houseago sculpts monumental figurative works out of an array of materials, eliciting modernist art-historical notions and representational methods. His works appear both powerful and vulnerable, sowing ruin and decline into ideas of the monument. Houseago has participated in the Whitney Biennial, and his work has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver; Modern Art Oxford; and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The Broad collection includes two of Houseago’s works including Giant Figure (Cyclops), 2011, a transhistorical reflection uniting Greek and Roman sculpture to contemporary action figures via modernist distortions of form found in works by Picasso and Rodin, on view in the collection installation, Creature, through March 19. View works by Thomas Houseago in the Broad collection.
Flea is best known as the bassist and co-founding member of Red Hot Chili Peppers, one of the most successful acts in rock history. The band has sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and has won six Grammy Awards. Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2009, Rolling Stone's readers ranked Flea the second-best bassist of all time. Flea has appeared in films that span many genres, such as Suburbia, Back to the Future Part II and Part III, My Own Private Idaho, The Chase, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thrashin', Low Down, and The Big Lebowski. Flea is the co-founder, with Keith Barry, of Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music education organization in Los Angeles founded in 2001 for underprivileged children.
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