Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Don Bachardy, David Hockney,Betye Saar, Robert Irwin, Sam Francis, Joe Goode, Beatrice Wood, Ed Ruscha, Noah Purifoy, Jay DeFeo

Photographs by Jim McHugh 
Timothy Yarger Fine Art
An official participating gallery in collaboration with the
Getty Museum’s “PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: ART IN LA 1945-1980”    
 Exhibition: October 22 - December 8, 2011

  When: Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 7-9pm

Timothy Yarger Fine Art 
 354 North Bedford Drive.Beverly Hills, CA 90210

80 page catalog by Kristine McKenna

STUDIO VISITS is a collection of candid portraits of California artists curated from the files of photographer Jim McHugh.  These images span more than three decades, from 1978 to the present. Jim McHugh is the pre-eminent portraitist of West Coast artists. Immediately apparent in his photographs is the great respect and exuberance he holds for his subjects and their work.

This insightful archive of historic images is an homage to the Los Angeles based artists who defined a new aesthetic, vision and creativity, completely independent of the New York School.
Jim McHugh’s collaboration with Henry Hopkins and Chronicle Press for "California Painters: New Work" and Abbeville Press for "The Art of Light and Space" offered singular views into the  world of these artists. 
STUDIO VISITS will be unveiled in two exhibitions. The first begins October 22, with the second opening in April 2012.

Art Historian Kristine McKenna, author of the award-winning book and documentary, The Cool School, the definitive work on Wallace Berman and has a long history as a noted Los Angeles Times writer, has generously contributed her talent and expertise to this body of work and to the selection of artists illustrated in the 80-page color catalog, Volume I, accompanying this first exhibition. Artists included:

Richard Diebenkorn, Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Julius Shulman, Ed Moses, Sam Francis, Robert Irwin, Ken Price, James Turrell, Bruce Nauman, Nicholas Wilder, Peter Voulkos, Helen Lundeberg, Billy Al Bengston, Joe Goode, Betye Saar, Charles Garabedian, Gordon Onslow Ford, Larry Bell, Craig Kauffman, William Brice, Sam Maloof, Georges Herms, Llyn Foulkes, Hans Burkhardt, Emerson Woelffer, Noah Purifoy, Doug Wheeler, Eric Orr, John Outterbridge, Jay de Feo, Robert Graham, Don Bachardy, Ron Davis, Beatrice Wood, Karl Benjamin, Lee Mullican, John McCracken, Rachael Rosenthal, Dennis Hopper.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


 Jim McHugh: Studio Visits

Bruce Nauman- Galesteo, N.M. 1993

David Hockney- Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA. 2004

Mike Kelley- Los Angeles - 1984

Ed Ruscha- Venice California Studio- 2003

Sam Francis- Santa Monica, CA. 1983

Bob Irwin- Los Angeles- 1984

John Baldessari- Venice, Ca. 2011

Beatrice Wood, Ojai, CA. 1981
Lisa Adams and Jayme Odgers- Studio, Downtown Los Angeles- 2008
"STUDIO VISITS is a series of artists’ portraits and candid moments that include David Hockney, Ansel Adams and John Baldessari, curated from the archives of photographer Jim McHugh. These photographs span over 3 decades, beginning in the 1970s through the present. Many of the pictures included are vintage prints created with photographic materials that are now gone. McHugh is considered an especially noted chronicler of contemporary West Coast artists. His collaboration with Abbeville Press and Chronicle Press for "California Painters:New Work" and "The Art of Light and Space" created unique views into the richly captivating world of the artist. What is most clear about these photographs is the great respect and admiration the photographer holds for his subjects and their work. ART CHICAGO will be the first time this group of photographs has been shown."
Timothy Yarger -Los Angeles,  2011 

Timothy Yarger Fine Art
354 N Bedford Drive - Beverly Hills, CA. 90210 
T 310.278.4400
F 310.278.6771

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


ART LA 2011 - at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Timothy Yarger Fine Art. 

Full Moon at L.A. Live  from Los Angeles Convention Center shot with the new  Polaroid 300
New color prints from Land and Water and Let's Get Lost: Polaroids From The Coast debuted with Timothy Yarger Fine Art at the LA ART SHOW. 

Jim McHugh's exhibit at the Timothy Yarger Fine Art booth at LA ART SHOW 2011

 Timothy Yarger and his staff installing the new work at the Convention Center

I had a lot of fun shooting all my friends with the Polaroid 300, and they could actually take a picture home!
 Good friend and National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig back from Russia, where he continues to shoot his epic project.
  Polaroid's L.A. marketing crew from William Morris at the Opening Night Gala!  L.R.  Lauren Becker, Jeannine Hamaoui, Brad Klemmer, photographer Jim McHugh, Stasi Jorgensen, Alyer Breau,  gallery owner Timothy Yarger - • from a Polaroid 300

Photography's First Couple, Francoise & Douglas Kirkland with  filmmaker Chloe McHugh • Polaroid 300 

Artist Chul-Hyun Ahn with his mirror and glass installations at the Art Show, Yarger booth. His studio is in Baltimore, where all the fabrication is done.
Always up on the latest, Damon Webster of visits
the McHugh installation at Timothy Yarger. With his trusty Nikon in hand! • Polaroid 300

 Artist Zhenya Gershman • Polaroid 300 © 2011 Jim McHugh

Friend and Photographer Michele Mattei showed a selection of her Women series.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Los Angeles Art Show - L.A. Convention Center

"Street Light, Downtown" ©2010 Jim McHugh
"Fire Road Above the Sunset Strip" © 2007 Jim McHugh

"Maroon Valley Diptych"  © 2010 Jim McHugh

With the exception of "Fire Road Above the Sunset Strip," the new pictures that will be shown at the LA ART SHOW have not been exhibited before. Quite by surprise, the selected images are all color. A mix of Colorado and Los Angeles. I ran across an interesting quote by Ansel Adams before while shooting in Colorado, " Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, - and often the supreme disappointment. " I was very conscious of that while I was photographing in Colorado. What looks so perfect to your eye can be so flat and undirected in a picture. How do you build depth into a two dimentional photograph? How do you create a real sense of space and size? How do you approach a genre that has been so definitively and beautifully photographed by Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams and many others. Like the cityscapes of Los Angeles, I try to look at everything as a portrait, not to be recorded, but to be interpreted. My greatest inspiration as a photographer is often painters.  In this recent work the English artist John Constable is always in my mind, with his powerful presence of clouds and skies. 

Vernissage is Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm.
January 20-23, Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A • Booth E-150
310 278 4400 

Jim McHugh is represented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art
at the Los Angeles Art Show 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lady Gaga at Polaroid-CES • Las Vegas • New Grey Line

A digital version of the SX-70 due out in a year
Lady Gaga © 2011 Jim McHugh

New pocket digital printer for your cell phone. LG with Polaroid President Scott Hardy

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lady Gaga at CES Las Vegas 2011

Polaroid News: CES 2011 Las Vegas

Lady Gaga To Unveil Polaroid 'Grey Label' Project At CES.
Pop star's collaboration with the instant-camera maker will be revealed this Thursday.

Selected by Polaroid Creative Director Lady Gaga,
Jim McHugh will present his work in Polaroid including

at The Polaroid Booth #13616,Las Vegas Jan 6th-8th.

Creative Presentations:
Professional photographer Jim McHugh will be leading a series of "Creativity Classes" at the Polaroid booth, presenting the many ways he expresses his creativity through photography and what Polaroid means to him as an artist.
Jim McHugh, famous for his highly collectible large format Polaroid prints of Los Angeles, will share his experiences over the past 30 years photographing everything from celebrities to architecture. The photographer's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The National Portrait Gallery, London, The George Eastman House and the Walker Art Center amongst others. He is the recipient of the coveted Prix de la Photographie, Paris for Architecture.

The Knickerbocker Hotel- Hollywood © 2010 Jim McHugh