The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its 2014 Art + Film Gala, set to take place on November 1, honoring artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
"LACMA is the intersection of art and film in Los Angeles," said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg director. "In the last four years we have mounted eight film exhibitions, collaborated with the Academy and Film Independent, and honored some of the greatest artists and filmmakers of our time. Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino have both created indelible, unforgettable images which will spark imaginations for years to come."
Leonardo DiCaprio, who champion the museum's film initiatives. Gucci is a sponsor for the annual event, with creative director Frida Giannini as Gala host committee chair.
"LACMA's unparalleled commitment to honoring fine art alongside film in the heart of Los Angeles is an inspiration to Gucci," said Giannini. "We are proud to support LACMA's unique vision, and to join Eva Chow, Michael Govan, and Leonardo DiCaprio for the fourth year as we celebrate two truly innovative, inspiring and influential artists, Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino."
With a career spanning over 40 years, Kruger is known internationally for her iconic and provocative body of work, as well as multi-channel video installations in addition to large scale images in public spaces. Her pictures and words have appeared in room wraps at museums and galleries worldwide.
Known for his vast library of films including "Pulp Fiction," "Inglourious Basterds," and his most recent success "Django Unchained," Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. He has been presented with numerous honors for his work.