Tea & Morphine
January 25 through May 18, 2014
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Elizabeth Dean Collection includes over 900 works by late 19th, early 20th century Paris-based artists. A number that specifically depict women are on view in the Hammer’s “Tea & Morphine” show — one print, Eugene Grasset’s La Morphinomane [The Morphine Addict] from 1897, shows a frenzied, dark haired women gritting her teeth as she sticks a needle into her leg. It’s as dramatic as the show’s title.