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“Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.” –Diane Arbus, born on this day in 1923. 

This week’s #NotOnView selection highlights another woman artist featured in our collection. We are celebrating many more on our Pinterest page as part of Women’s History Month.

Diane Arbus, Lady at a masked ball with two roses on her dress, N.Y., 1967, 1979. Halftone photogravure. 9 ¾ x 10 in. (24.8 x 25.4 cm). Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA. Gift of Robert Heinecken.

“I have always painted with the desire of developing Indian art so that it may be judged on art standards rather on its value as a curio—I am attempting to record Indian customs and legends now, while they are alive, to make them a part of the great American culture before these, too, become lost, only to be fragmentarily pieced together by fact and supposition.” –Woodrow Wilson Crumbo 

This week’s #NotOnView selection is in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Woodrow Wilson Crumbo, Peace Offering, n.d. Screen print. 13 x 10 9/16 in. (33 x 26.8 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Gift of Mr. Willard Houghland.

In honor of Black History Month, this week’s #NotOnView selection is a work by Elizabeth Catlett that celebrates the rights of Black women.

Elizabeth Catlett, La Negra Sojourner Truth Lucho por los Derechos de las Mujeres y los Negros (The Black Woman Sojourner Truth Fought for the Rights of Women and Blacks), 1984. Linocut. 8 13/16 x 5 7/8 in. (22.4 x 14.9 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchase.

“Pictures must be miraculous.” –Mark Rothko, born on this day in 1903

Adolph Gottlieb, Portrait of Marcus Rothkowitz (Mark Rothko), c. 1932. Sheet: 11 x 8 ½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum.  Gift of Eunice and Hal David. The Eunice and Hal David Collection of 19th- and 20th-Century Works on Paper.

Time for some ghost stories! The ghost Oiwa was a character from the kabuki play Yotsuya Kaidan. Oiwa committed suicide and returned from the grave to haunt her husband. This week’s #NotOnView selection is getting us in the Halloween spirit.

Utagawa Kunisada, The actor Onse Baiko (Kikugoro III) as the ghost of Oiwa holding her child, 1825-1835. Full-color woodcut. Image: 14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (37.2 x 25 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

We hope you’re spending your Memorial Day by the beach! This week’s #NotOnView selection celebrates the sand and the sea.

Utagawa Hiroshige, Beach in Izu (Izu no kaihin), 1852/12. Full-color woodcut. Sheet: 7 5/16 x 9 5/8 in. (18.5 x 24.5 cm). Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter closes 9/7 (and contains selfie-applicable posing tips). 

[Robert Heinecken. Lessons in Posing Subjects/Matching Facial Expressions. 1981. Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for Graphic Art, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson. © 2014 The Robert Heinecken Trust]

Richard Diebenkorn
Woman Leaning Back in Chair
1963-1964
Ink on paper. 12 ½ x 17 in.

 ©2014 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation / Image retrieved at Online Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts