From the Archive
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
Though open for only five years—from 1973–1977—the Claire Copley Gallery made a name for itself as an outpost for conceptual artists such as Bas Jan Ader, Daniel Buren, David Lamelas, and Allan Ruppersberg. It remains famous as the site for Michael Asher’s 1974 installation, in which he exposed the gallery’s office spaces by removing the partition wall. For his 1976 exhibition, Lamelas exhibited a series of imagined film stills from a nonexistent film that interrogated the cinematic language of spy and action films.