Hammer Contemporary Collection
- John Baldessari Person with Guitar (Red) 2005 Five-color screen print construction. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchased with funds provided by Brenda Potter and Michael Sandler.
- Nathan Mabry Mosaic Mask (XXX) 2007 Colored pencil and Swarovski crystal on mylar. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of Campari, USA.
- Michaël Borremans The Skirt 2005 Oil on cardboard. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchased with funds provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis Roach, Director.
- Llyn Foulkes The Crucifixion 1985 Mixed media. 29 x 21 in. (73.7 x 53.3 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchased with funds provided in part by Jean Stein. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy of the artist and Kent Gallery, New York.
- Christopher Williams Supplement '96, Conversation with a Flight Attendant 1996 Video. Gift of Soo Jin Jeong-Painter and Patrick Painter.
- Nic Hess Spindle Implosion (Automatic Crash Response) 2009 Tape. 6 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 7 in. (16.5 x 52.1 x 17.8 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchase.
- Hirsch Perlman Operation Idiocracy, Roll 3, Frames 3/4 2007 Chromogenic print. 56 x 63 in. (142.24 x 160 cm) framed. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchase.
- Liz Craft Hairy Guy (with flower basket) 2005 Bronze and oil paint. 41 x 44 x 30 in. (104.1 x 111.8 x 76.2 cm) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of David and Tia Hoberman.
- Richard Hawkins disembodied zombie george green 1997 Inkjet print. 47 x 36 in. (119.4 x 91.4 cm) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchase.
In 2005 the Hammer launched a new initiative to build a collection of contemporary art. This growing collection is led by works on paper, particularly drawings and photographs, but also includes painting, sculpture, and media arts. The focus of the collection is on art created in the last ten years. Particular attention is paid to works by artists from Southern California, but the collection also represents artists working throughout the United States and internationally. When possible, artists are represented in depth, and works are acquired in tandem with exhibitions at the Hammer, particularly from the Hammer Projects series.