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Henry Taylor: B Side

Henry Taylor, Untitled, 2021, acrylic on linen, 54 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (182.6 x 137.5 x 3.2 cm). Image and work ©Henry Taylor, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Jeff McLane.

Henry Taylor: B Side

Surveying thirty years of Henry Taylor’s work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, this retrospective celebrates a Los Angeles artist widely appreciated for his unique aesthetic, social vision, and freewheeling experimentation. Populated by friends and relatives, strangers on the street, athletic stars, politicians and entertainers, Taylor’s canvases describe an imagination encompassing multiple worlds. Informed by experience, his work conveys its fundamental empathy in close looking and sharpened social criticism alike. Henry Taylor: B Side is the largest exhibition of Taylor’s work to date.

Admission to Henry Taylor: B Side is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

Henry Taylor: B Side is organized by Bennett Simpson, Senior Curator, with Anastasia Kahn, Curatorial Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Lead support is provided by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment Fund, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Major support is provided by an anonymous donor, Mandy and Cliff Einstein, Hauser & Wirth, Liu Lan and Yi Hu, Jonathan Sobel and Marcia Dunn, and

Generous support is provided by Blum & Poe; Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer; Kalika Farmer and Pip Deely, Delphi; Hoyoung Lee; Jeffrey Magid; The John and Patty McEnroe Foundation; MOCA Projects Council; Gary Steele and Steven Rice; and Pamela West in honor of Bennett Simpson. Generous support for family and education programming provided by The Sydney D. Holland Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Cho & Kim Collection; Matthew and Jessica Farron; Mark Grotjahn; Suzanne and David Johnson; Dee Kerrison and Gianna Drake-Kerrison; Frank Masi and Donna Kolb; V. Joy Simmons, MD; and Connie Tilton.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by the Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation.

This exhibition is carbon calculated. The museum reduced greenhouse gas emissions through planning efforts and balanced the remaining emissions through Strategic Climate Fund donations. Support provided by the MOCA Environmental Council.

In-kind media support is provided by KCRW 89.9 FM.