Officials probe worker’s death at Gagosian’s $70 million NYC mansion

Officials probe worker’s death at Gagosian’s $70 million NYC mansion

Page Six An employee of Koenig Iron Works died following a fall at Larry Gagosian’s UES mansion while completing a gut renovation. . . . READ…
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Mobius Strip of Fuck It, 2013

Diane Christiansen

Glike Gallery

Diane Christiansen makes images much like great poets make poems, slowly and with tremendous tenderness and care. Works like the intrepid and vaguely menacing Secret…
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Id's Carpet Barn, 2014

Jerrin Wagstaff

Another Year In LA

All good homes should contain great art, or at least that is what David Stone, owner and director of Another Year in LA, would have…
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Stephanie Syjuco, Cargo Cults series (2013/2014) C-Prints, 40 x 30 in. each
Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery

Wunderkammer at Pitzer College Art Galleries

Objet d'art Piquing Curiosity

For many centuries, the wunderkammer model of organizing collections of art and objects of curiosity was de rigueur. The earliest wunderkammer, or cabinets of curiosity,…
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A Russian flight commander from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center smashes Supernova in flight. Photo courtesy Nahum.

Turning Art Upside Down

An Interview with Mexican Space Artist Nahum

Prestidigitator, composer, engineer and conceptual artist Nahum hails from Mexico City, has lived in London for many years after a degree from Goldsmith’s College, but…
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Aaron Johnson, Pisocko, 2014, acrylic and socks on linen, 53 x 60 inches

Aaron Johnson

Stux & Haller Gallery, New York

Ornately grotesque, Aaron Johnson’s paintings, on display at Stux & Haller Gallery, are vibrant, densely packed expositions on sex and death. According to Johnson the…
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Claudia Parducci, "Doomed (you and me)," 2012

Claudia Parducci and Melinda Gibson

Sloan Projects

Claudia Parducci currently has three stunning paintings up at Sloan Projects at Bergamot Station, paintings that straddle the chasm between landscape and psychological terrain, works…
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Human @ LACMA, 2014

Cole Case

Western Project

Cole Case is a gem of an artist who, in his most recent exhibition at Western Project, has demonstrated tremendous sensitivity of the finer elements…
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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March/April 2015

Dear Readers    Our paint-themed issue just makes me want to paint. I figure that’s a good thing. As a former serious painter, I get wistful…
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Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943, (detail) The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. Reproduced with permission from the University of Iowa.

The Bold Standard

Abstract Painting Must Still Measure up to Pollock

IN THE BEGINNINGThere is something about abstraction. The concept of the non-pictorial, non-mimistic image is unique in art, and in the world. Sometimes it seems…
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James Hayward, Abstract #187, 2013, 15x14 inches

James Hayward: Maker’s Mark

Just Don’t Say the F-word

Los Angeles painter James Hayward taught a USC graduate seminar in 1987. That was my introduction to him. He wasn’t much of a teacher, but…
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