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March 16, 2011: Sirje & Michael Gold — Art Collectors

Posted on March 14, 2011 by School of Art

The Golds have been collecting art together since the early 1970s, and have acquired a sizable, museum worthy assortment that includes contemporary works by Charles Long, Ana Mendieta, Joel Morrison, Yoshitomo Nara, Steve Roden, Fred Tomaselli, and Kim Dingle. In addition to collecting, Michael Gold has also curated several exhibitions, including “Wives and Husbands” in 2005, and “Tree Service” in 2008, both for Domestic Setting, an alternative art space in Los Angeles. Sirje and Michael Gold curated the art auction segment of the annual fundraising event WIDE ANGLE in 2009 at the UAM. GOLDMINE, the exciting new UAM exhibition focuses around these two prominent and innovative Los Angeles collectors. Unlike many other LA collections, the Gold’s collection is a remarkable cross section of established, emerging, mid-career and undiscovered artists working in the region. Their thoughtful selection of paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculpture represent an unprecedented look at the diversity of aesthetic threads and array of issues that characterize work being made in and around Los Angeles today.


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