Daniel Joseph Martinez, IF YOU DRINK HEMLOCK, I SHALL DRINK IT WITH YOU or A BEAUTIFUL DEATH; player to player, pimp to pimp. (As performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade), 2016, courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA.

BEST IN SHOW 2016

LA's Top Ten Shows

“My name is called Disturbance,” as Mick Jagger sang in “Street Fighting Man,” and as 2016 careened into 2017, many of us wondered where exactly…
Read Article →
Guy Richards Smit on The Grossmalerman! Show set, photo by Charlie Gross.

Guy Richards Smit

Contemplating Comedy and Painting Onstage

How do we put this?  A Guy’s gotta paint!  And the Guy who’s gotta paint has clearly gotta be obsessed about it!  And maybe a…
Read Article →
Henry Taylor, Gettin it Done, 2016; ©Henry Taylor, courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.

Henry Taylor

Blum & Poe Gallery

Henry Taylor has described his figurative painting, which is not infrequently straight portraiture, as landscape; and to press the point, he has taken the further…
Read Article →