Luncheon on the Grass

Luncheon on the Grass is a group exhibition up at Jeffrey Deitch in Los Angeles. Framed as a contemporary response to Édouard Manet’s infamous Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, the show includes works by Robert Colescott, Diane Arbus, Salman Toor, Kehinde Wiley, and several others.

Manet’s painting historically and contemporarily has been described provocative formally and in regards to its subject matter. That provocation has been taken up by the artists in Luncheon on the Grass expansively and speculatively.

The exhibition runs until April 23, 2022.

Sunday Afternoon with Joaquin Murietta  •  1979

Sunday Afternoon with Joaquin Murietta

by Robert Colescott
Acrylic on canvas
73 x 85 inches

Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, from the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection. © 2021 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1979  •  Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, from the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection. © 2021 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pickled  •  2022

Pickled

by Tala Madani
Oil on linen
15 x 12 inches

Photo by Joshua White. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky, Los Angeles

2022  •  Photo by Joshua White. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky, Los Angeles

In Our Midst  •  2022

In Our Midst

by Naudline Pierre
Oil on canvas
60 x 36 inches

© Naudline Pierre
Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Phoebe D'Heurle

2022  •  © Naudline Pierre Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo: Phoebe D'Heurle

The Garden  •  2020

The Garden

by Salman Toor
Oil on panel
30 x 24 inches

© Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo by Farzad Owrang

2020  •  © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo by Farzad Owrang