Founded in 2014, The Mistake Room occupies a renovated industrial warehouse at the edge of the Downtown Arts District in Los Angeles where it presents ambitious new work by an array of international artists, many of whom have never-before shown in LA. It operates under a multi-year, thematic curatorial framework that allows for rigorous investigation and in-depth artistic interrogation. Starting in 2019, it will undertake a 2-year program cycle of gallery exhibitions, public events and publications organized around the themes of memory and cultural identity, entitled Histories of a Vanishing Present.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University acquired the Andy Warhol Photography Archive from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2014. The collection of 3,600 contact sheets and corresponding negatives represents the complete range of Warhol’s black-and-white photographic practice from 1976 until his unexpected death in 1987.