Elisa Wouk Almino is a senior editor at Hyperallergic. She is the editor of Alice Trumbull Mason: Pioneer of American Abstraction (Rizzoli, 2020) and translator of This House by Ana Martins Marques (Scrambler Books, 2017). She teaches art writing at Catapult and literary translation at UCLA Extension. (May 2020)

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Luchita Hurtado’s Persistent Perspective

Luchita Hurtado: Untitled, 1971

It wasn’t until Luchita Hurtado was ninety-nine years old that she would witness the opening of her first museum retrospective. Titled “I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn,” the exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) showcases the artist’s paintings, drawings, and sketches spanning eighty years. Inside the galleries in early February, she addressed the press, smiling, “This is one of the best moments of my life.”