Carlos Almaraz’s doctor, Eugene Rogolsky, has donated a 700-piece collection to the USC Fisher Museum of Art. The gift includes prints, paintings, photographs, and sculptures by an eclectic group of Chicano, West Coast, and Czech artists. There are 55 works by Almaraz, spanning his entire career. Other artists included are Elsa Flores, Frank Romero, Robert Gil de Montes, Graciela Iturbide, Robert Arneson, Hans Burkhardt, Judy Chicago, Jonathan Borofsky, Peter Shire, and Josef Sudek.
Rogolsky met Almaraz while treating him for AIDS. LACMA is planning a big Almaraz retrospective next year, as part of “Pacific Standard Time: L.A./L.A.” Meanwhile the Fisher will present “A Generosity of Spirit: Celebrating the Gift of Eugene Rogolsky, MD” this Sep. 13–Dec. 3, 2016.
Shown, Almaraz’s Greed (1989), Arthur Tress’ Surfer (1976, printed 1984), and Dan McCleary’s McDonald’s Worker #1 (1987).
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