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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego to Open New Tim Youd Exhibition on 5/17

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego to Open New Tim Youd Exhibition on 5/17

Artist Tim Youd, as part of his ongoing critically acclaimed undertaking to retype 100 classic novels, will be retyping all seven of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels. Through Marlowe, the quintessential hard boiled detective, Chandler both defined and transcended the detective fiction genre. Youd's Chandler Cycle will culminate in a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla. The show opens to the public on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and runs through August 31, 2014.

The exhibition at MCASD opens to the public on Saturday, May 17th, 2014. Youd will start his typing opening weekend (at the members' opening on Friday, May 16th through Sunday the 18th) and then resume at the beginning of July, performing daily through much of the month. A selection of completed diptychs from the first year of Youd's 100 Novels project will be on display at the MCASD, as well as a number of Youd's idiosyncratic sculpted cardboard typewriter "portraits."

Author, Raymond Chandler lived the last decade of his life in La Jolla, minutes from the site of the museum, making MCASD La Jolla an ideal location for Youd's performance. Tim Youd kicked off the Chandler series with the retyping of the first Marlowe novel, The Big Sleep, in January at the LA Art Show in Coagula Curatorial's booth at the fair.

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