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Prof. George Hughes @ LACMA – Fútbol: The Beautiful Game

February 3, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming


Professor George Hughes‘ work now on view in LACMA‘s current exhibition, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, which runs from February 2 until July 20, 2014.  Works of art from approximately thirty artists will be on display, brought together in order to examine football and its global significance.

LACMA states that the theme of football allows their newest exhibition to address:”issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures.”  In an exhibition review, the Los Angleles Times credits Hughes’ work with revealing a darker side to the sport.  One such painting features a large adidas cleat  forebodingly mirroring a sniper rifle below it.

For more information:

Fútbol: The Beautiful Game
Fútbol  – Artist List
LA Times, Soccer ball as globe in ‘Fútbol: The Beautiful Game’ at LACMA, New Exhibition at LACMA Devoted to The Beautiful Game’s Global Significance


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