Of all the new galleries to have opened in Los Angeles over the past decade, The Box, founded by Mara McCarthy, is perhaps the most unusual. Since launching the gallery in 2007, McCarthy has curated an uncompromising programme concentrating on radical artists, many of whose careers took off in the 1960s and ’70s. The gallery has hosted shows by influential artists such as Judith Bernstein and McCarthy’s father, Paul, but gives equal precedence to neglected figures. In 2012, McCarthy curated ‘The Historical Box’ for Hauser & Wirth, aiming to bring overlooked American artists before a wider audience.
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