On the morning of Friday, November 9th, Lita Albuquerque lost her entire studio, filled with a lifetime of artwork, drawings, writings, materials, and so much more, including her journals bound for the Smithsonian. Since the early 1970s, she has created an expansive body of work, ranging from sculpture, poetry, painting, and multi-media performance to site-specific ephemeral projects in remote locations around the globe. We are all in such shock and disbelief that her studio and her entire archive from 1971 was lost.
Over the past few months, we have felt overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from friends and family and followers of her work all across the world. We are so grateful and humbled by everyone's generosity and kindness.
All donations will be used to help rebuild Lita's studio and replace items lost in the fire.
We deeply thank you for your generosity and kindness in this moment of need.
Studio Lita AlbuquerqueThese are the ruins of Lita's office:
Ruins of her library:
This was Lita's library before...
it housed an incredible collection of books on art, religion, and philosophy, curated over decades.
Some of you may know Lita from the mural on the 101:
...or her work around the world:
This was her studio that she worked in for 30 years:
And as her studio is now :An article about Lita in the Malibu Times.
Artists homes destroyed in the fires: The Art Newspaper LA Times Article 2/14/2019
Any donations to help rebuild would be appreciated beyond belief.
Your help at this moment can help her get back on the road to rebuilding the studio
and her next body of work and continue her creative reemergence as an artist.
With much appreciation,
Studio Lita Albuquerque