Going to this group show opening in DTLA ; looks wild- see you tonight? ”An Homage to Hollis Benton” at Over The Influence LA, 6-9 PM #Repost from visionary curator, @aaronkmoulton :
Hollis Benton presciently understood the potential for getting his artists’ work into print, on television and in film. The gallery would furnish movies with artworks to backdrop scenes in classic films like Wall Street and Less Than Zero (both 1987). Director Martin Brest made the Hollis Benton Gallery the focal point for his 1984 hit Beverly Hills Cop. When Eddie Murphy enters the gallery a solo show of LA artist Don Sorenson’s “Greek Temple” paintings can be seen on view. In the film’s deleted scenes Benton himself plays a small role as a posh collector at an opening.
An Homage to Hollis Benton
Curated by Aaron Moulton
Over the Influence Los Angeles
May 24 - June 24, 2018
Kathryn Andrews, Dan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Ellen Carey, Vuk Cosic, Bret Easton Ellis, Cayetano Ferrer, Clement von Franckenstein, Sayre Gomez, Robert Graham, Trent Harris, James Havard, Gregor Hildebrandt, Evan Holloway, Alex Israel, Paa Joe, Matt Johnson, Lazaros, Joep van Liefland, Mike Z Morrell, Erin Morrison, Mark Mothersbaugh, Patrick Nagel, LeRoy Neiman, Ry Rocklen, Ed Ruscha, Anja Salonen, Camille Schefter, Max Hooper Schneider, Peter Shire, Don Sorenson, Alexis Smith, Mungo Thomson, Andy Warhol, Jennifer West, Jonas Wood, Robert Yarber