Hammer & LACMA Jointly Acquire Archive of Edition Jacob Samuel

April 27, 2010

The Hammer's Grunwald Center & LACMA jointly acquire Edition Jacob Samuel Archive and present


On View at the Hammer May 23 - August 29, 2010

UCLA’s Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are pleased to announce the joint acquisition of the complete archive of prints by Los Angeles publisher Edition Jacob Samuel. The two museums have been collaborating for over two years to realize the acquisition, which was just recently finalized. Since 1988, Jacob Samuel has published 43 portfolios, and his archive comprises more than 800 prints made by a wide range of over 50 international artists, including Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Barry McGee, Ed Moses, Matthew Monahan, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Robert Therrien, James Welling, Christopher Wool, and Andrea Zittel, among many others.

This summer the Hammer will host Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2010 a major exhibition highlighting the remarkable depth and diversity of work included in the archive, and rediscovering an important yet overlooked facet of Los Angeles’ art history.

Check out LACMA’s blog Unframed (http://lacma.wordpress.com/) on Wednesday, April 28, for more information about the acquisition.


Marina Abramovic, Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Miroslaw Balka, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Greg Colson, Joe Goode, Dan Graham, Marvin Harden, Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera, Jene Highstein, Charles C. Hill, Rebecca Horn, Cristina Iglesias, Anish Kapoor, Jannis Kounellis, Guillermo Kuitca, Barry Le Va, Rita McBride, Josiah Mcelheny, Barry McGee, Michael McMillen, Matthew Monahan, Meredith Monk, Ed Moses, Matt Mullican, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Giuseppe Penone, Martin Puryear, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Juliao Sarmento, Peter Shelton, Nahum Tevet, Robert Therrien, Juan Usle, James Welling, Christopher Wool, Andrea Zittel.


Outside the Box is arranged chronologically and showcases more than 550 works on paper by 42 artists. The exhibition is curated by Cynthia Burlingham, director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts and deputy director of collections at the Hammer Museum, with Britt Salvesen, curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Department of Prints and Drawings, and Leslie Jones, associate curator of prints and drawings at LACMA. The show includes all of the archive’s published portfolios, as well as related proofs and other preparatory works, and will feature the majority of the work of the archive. 

Visit the exhibition page here.