Eau de Cologne at Sprüth Magers

The group show Eau de Cologne at Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles features work from the late-1970s to 2016 by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman and Rosemarie Trockel. The exhibition at Sprüth Magers’ recently-opened Los Angeles gallery is a follow-up to its predecessor in Berlin last year. It sheds light on key topics in these artists’ works, but also the specific history of the gallery and its connection to these important female figures of an art that subtly addresses women’s roles in very different ways.

All five artists in the exhibition showed with Monika Sprüth during the earliest years in Cologne and have maintained close ties to the gallery since the early 1980s. Besides the exhibiting artists, the three issues of Eau de Cologne magazine that were published by Monika Sprüth between 1985 and 1989 featured portraits, interviews, conversations and essays with many other contemporary German and American women artists and figures associated with the art world at the time. The second issue of the magazine from 1987 has a work by Barbara Kruger on the cover and served as the basis for the current exhibition’s invitation poster design. Both the magazine and the three exhibitions at Monika Sprüth Gallery in 1985, 1987 and 1993 served as reference points for this show.


Tuesday – Saturday,
10am – 6pm

and by appointment

Start Date

July 28, 2016

End Date

August 20, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


5900 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036

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