Jesse Benson, Repainting 2 (Miracle Grow), (2017), courtesy Michael Benevento, Los Angeles and the artist, photo by Jeff McLane.

Jesse Benson

Michael Benevento

In his recent work, Jesse Benson uses appropriation to dismantle “appropriate” interpretation. But unlike other painters who might pursue this goal through dramatic, even offensive…
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Hanksy, Dump Across America, © 2016 by

Taking a Trump

Political Caricature That Keeps you Regular

It’s worth considering why it’s so easy to caricature Donald Trump. He looks strange—with his fake tan, anus-like pout, signature comb-over—topped with a bright red,…
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Ed Moses in his studio, photo by Rob Brander, courtesy William Turner Gallery.

Grayer Los Angeles

Top 10 Very Mature Artists in Southern California

Youth is so overrated. Remember The New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” show in New York? It’s time to look to artists“Older Than Moses.” Here are…
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Christopher Kulendran Thomas, New Eelam, 2016, ©Christopher Kulendran Thomas,  courtesy of  the artist and New Galerie, Paris.

The Ninth Berlin Biennale

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Curated by the New York-based art and fashion magazine collective DIS, The Ninth Berlin Biennale: “The Present in Drag” (or BB9), attempts to examine a…
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Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, River of Fundament, 2014, production
still, courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, © Matthew Barney,
photo by David Regen

Mooned River

Barney’s Glory, Mailer’s Ghost

Trying to communicate the plot of Matthew Barney’s recent, nearly six-hour opera, River of Fundament, makes me feel like the SNL character Stefon …“The movie…
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Martin Durazo, photo by Lisa De Simone.


Martin Durazo

Like many practicing artists, Martin Durazo is also an educator, having taught at colleges like Otis and Pomona. But he’s made an indelible mark as…
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Cliff Benjamin at gallery with artwork, photo by Joe Schmelzer.

Power to the Artists: Cliff Benjamin

Cool, As a Ticking Bomb

For 11 years, Cliff Benjamin and Erin Kermanikian have co-owned Western Project in Culver City. Together they exhibit work that’s consistently challenging and boundary-breaking, representing…
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Portrait of Vladimir Putin, as painted by George W. Bush. courtesy Grant Miller / George W. Bush Presidential Center


National Museum of American History

Contact: Melinda Machado                           Media Contact,National Museum of American History        T: (202) 633-3129The National Museum of American History to Exhibit Artworks…
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