The Robert Graham Estate is moving toward a vision which we wanted to share. Over the next five years, we will be investing in the scholarship of Robert Graham’s life and work, to broaden awareness of my father’s legacy through global exhibitions and a grant program to serve LA based artists. Noriko Fujinami and I are working with Art Agency Partners to implement our vision.
This exhibition at S|2 gallery in New York represents just the beginning of our journey and inaugurates our relationship with Art Agency, Partners and Sotheby’s, providing a platform to reintroduce my father’s work to a New York audience, consisting of selected works by Robert Graham. Following this show, we will be setting our sights for an exhibition in Mexico City.
Within these efforts, we will be launching an oral history project this year recording historical documentation of Robert Graham, capturing his diverse contributions and role in creating some of our country’s most celebrated monuments and awards.
Finally, we are pleased to announce in advance, the inception of our plans to partner with the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, to launch their Emergency Grants for Artists in Los Angeles. FCA was founded by Jasper Johns and John Cage to help support artists. With continued growth of the arts in L.A. and my father’s love of his community, this is the perfect first grant to hold his name.
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