Artist David Salle and Writer Hilton Als in The Broad’s Un-Private Collection Talk

The Broad announced today that artist David Salle will be in conversation with writer Hilton Als on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. as the next program in the museum’s popular Un-Private Collection series. The pair will discuss Salle’s new book HOW TO SEE: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art, among other topics.


The Broad launched The Un-Private Collection series in September 2013, before the museum opened, to present public conversations with cultural leaders and influential contemporary artists in the Broad collection. The Broad collection includes many key works by Salle, spanning more than three decades.


“It’s wonderful to be able to bring together two significant cultural voices to discuss David’s work and his new book HOW TO SEE ,” said Ed Patuto, director of audience engagement at The Broad. “Salle holds a special place in the Broad collection and is just one of the many painters of his generation represented in depth. The Broads have been collecting his dramatic and mysterious paintings since 1981. Hilton Als is a leading cultural critic in New York and nationally. His distinctive writing in his two-plus decades at The New Yorker, and previously, at The Village Voice, have covered a phenomenal range of topics from art exhibitions to Beyonce. We look forward to an irreverent and intimate conversation between friends about David’s essays on artists’ work–many of whom are represented in the Broad collection.”



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October 27, 2016

End Date

October 27, 2016


07:00 PM - 09:00 PM


The Broad, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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