By JORI FINKEL SEPT. 25, 2015
Working closely with two seasoned curators, Cynthia Burlingham from the Hammer Museum and Andrew Hunter from the Art Gallery of Ontario, he has organized a tightly focused, masterpiece-driven show, “The Idea of North,” to introduce the 20th-century Canadian painter Lawren Harris (1885-1970) to American museumgoers. It opens on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles before traveling to Boston and Toronto.
Credit The Thomson Collection/Art Gallery of Ontario
“He’s Canada’s greatest artist and nobody in America knows who he is, with a few exceptions,” said Mr. Martin, 70, who sees the show as a chance to use “my celebrity face” to try to draw attention to the painter he sees as a counterpart to Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley.
Steve Martin has an amazing collection of Art.He has been photographed (Annie Leibovitz) with his Franz Kline.Steve Martin’s ‘Object of Beauty’ Tackles New York Art World which he knows a good deal from his experience in collecting.
Is there anything the man can’t do? 😉
PS. In case I haven’t told you…my parents took me and my Sister to see the “Wild and Crazy” tour. I think I was nine or ten. People were staring at us like “What are they doing here?” but we loved it. That was my first concert.
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