Artist and writer David Robbins investigates the intersections between art, entertainment, and comedy. As an artist he is best known for his work entitled Talent, eighteen "entertainer's headshots" of contemporary artists including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, and others, as well as The Ice Cream Social, a project comprising installations, performances, a novella, and a Sundance Channel TV pilot. His books include High Entertainment, The Velvet Grind: Essays, Interviews, Satires, 1983–2005, The Dr. Frankenstein Option, The Camera Believes Everything, and a new book, Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of 20th-Century Comedy.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.