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View of “Let Power Take a Female Form,” 2015.

“Let Power Take a Female Form”

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View of “Let Power Take a Female Form,” 2015.

Among the underrecognized histories to emerge from the sweeping 2011–12 Getty exhibition series “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980” (PST) was that of the groundbreaking work done by a handful of women gallery owners in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s to support Conceptual, performance, or otherwise nonconventional artistic practices. Contributing to this narrative was the 2012 “PST”-affiliated exhibition “Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler.” An LA-based art dealer, Butler was notorious for the avant-garde artworks she exhibited at her eponymous gallery, as well as for the lively parties she and her husband hosted at their home. Curated by Butler’s granddaughter, artist Corazon del Sol, together with Los Angeles Nomadic Division director Shamim Momin, “Perpetual Conceptual” presented the gallery’s short-lived yet dynamic history from 1968 to 1971 through

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