Selected Projects

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    opening reception, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills
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    Installation view, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills
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    Installation view, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills


Herb Alpert's Black Totems sculpture installation was exhibited at Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, in 2010. Curatorial Assistance produced and published an exhibition catalogue of the same name, with photography by Philipp Scholz Ritterman and an essay by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. The sculptures represent the culmination of over a decade of work in the sculpting studio. Since 1970 Alpert has presented his sculpture and paintings in over twenty solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and in 2010 he was the subject of a BBC documentary.

Each [totem] is cast in bronze, and their very weight is perceptible as you walk amongst them. Each one is truly a totem; in that its smooth, curving surfaces celebrate an intricate interaction between human and animal spirits; each one is an aspiration toward the heavens, an expression of the enduring, deeply human need to be one with nature and our fellow-travelers on this planet, and at the same time to integrate with some power beyond our fragile, temporal existence.

— Peter Clothier, Huffington Post


Herb Alpert: Black Totems (Curatorial Assistance, July 2010)

archiveD press

10/1/12 KPCC Southern California Larry Mantle
3/6/12 Bloomberg News James Tarmy
3/1/12 New York Times Stephen Holden
2/29/12 NY1 (TV) Whipple’s World George Whipple
12/02/11 Huffington Post LA Jay Weston
11/11/11 San Diego Union Tribune George Varga
11/10/11 Huffington Post LA Jay Weston
11/10/11 Huffington Post LA Jay Weston
11/08/11 Los Angeles Magazine Kari Mozena
11/05/11 Arts Meme Debra Levine
11/04/11 Santa Monica Mirror (staff)
11/04/11 PR Wire C4 Global
6/13/11 Huffington Post LA Jay Weston
5/01/11 Los Angeles Magazine Steve Oney
2/15/11 GQ UK Chris Ayres
2/15/11 Arts Meme Debra Levine
2/14/11 CBS News Russ Mitchell (interview / video)
11/24/10 BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
10/26/10 LA Times (web) Mike Boehm (awards announcement)
10/21/10 Broadway World (awards announcement)
9/17/10 BBC "Legends" profile BBC 4
9/17/10 BBC Radio 2 Interview Steve Wright
9/19/10 BBC 6 Interview Cerys Matthews
9/19/10 The Sunday Times Robert Ryan
9/17/10 BBC Breakfast C. Stayt and L. Minchin
9/19/10 The Sunday Express Robert Townsend
8/21/10 The Independent Guy Adams
7/31/10 KUSC "Arts Alive" Gail Eichenthal
7/25/10 LA Times (web) Scarlet Cheng
7/25/10 LA Times (print) Scarlet Cheng
7/25/10 Chicago Tribune (LAT repub.)
7/25/10 (LAT repub.)
7/25/10 33TV Dallas/FW (LAT repub.)
7/10 profile Joan Quinn
2/04/10 KABC Interview Adrienne Alpert
3/1/12 Scheck On Culture Frank Scheck
2/29/12 New York Daily News Joe Dziemianowicz
2/29/12 New York Social Diary David Patrick Columbia
2/29/12 Theatremania Brian Scott Lipton
10/10 Choice Magazine (Essential Herb Alpert CD review)
9/21/10 Peter Frank
7/27/10 Goldmine Chris M. Junior
7/13/10 Peter Clothier
6/29/10 Art As Authority Doug Simay
6/24/10 Patti Pietschmann
3/31/10 (article)
3/10 Art Scene Cal A. Moret
3/10 Visual Art Source (Art Scene repub.)
2/17/10 (press mention)
2/03/10 The Art Chronicle T. Yvanova
3/1/12 Wolf Entertainment Guide William Wolf
2/29/12 Theatremania Tristan Fuge
2/29/12 BeImages (opening night images)
2/29/12 WireImage (opening night images)
2/29/12 Getty Images (opening night images)
2/24/12 New York Post Cindy Adams
2/20/12 Time Out New York (announcement)
2/12/12 New York Post (press mention)
2/10/12 Broadway World (announcement)
8/23/10 Haute Living Magazine Eric Gladstone
7/22/10 WireImage (reception images)
7/22/10 Life Magazine (reception images)
2/05/10 (interview) Stephen Fry
2/05/10 TalkTalk Stephen Fry
2/05/10 Zimbio (reception images)
2/05/10 Lindsay Schaaf
2/05/10 German Art Press Simone Kussatz
2/04/10 ArtNet (press / photos)
2/02/10 Fashion Rules Merle Ginsberg
3/3/12 The Buddha Diaries Peter Clothier
3/2/12 Drama Queen Jonathan Warman
2/28/12 The Jewish Daily Forward Curt Schleier
2/14/11 Buddha Diaries Peter Clothier
8/08/10 Blog Kim Sherrell
7/30/10 Blog Wendy Kreuger
7/24/10 LA Times Blog Scarlet Cheng
2/04/10 ARTslant (press / photos)