“He has a powerful hieratic appearance and you feel you are in the presence of a priest of Baal—or perhaps he is Baal. He’s stark raving mad but a very gifted writer who staked out the extreme limits of how far you can go….Guyotat is one of the very few geniuses of our day.” — Edmund White on Pierre Guyotat
Brigitte Nicole Grice of Artbook will lead a conversation at Hauser & Wirth’s Book & Printed Matter Lab exploring the connections between Pierre Guyotat’s IN THE DEEP—a “beat-sheet” account of three days and nights from Guyotat’s adolescence—and the art of Paul McCarthy, whose work is currently on view at the gallery.
PIERRE GUYOTAT’S IN THE DEEP—SUMMER READING GROUP, Sunday, August 27, from 11 am to 1 pm.
PAUL McCARTHY—WS SPINOFFS, WOOD STATUES, BROWN ROTHKOS, through September 17.
HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES, 903 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles.
ARTBOOK AT HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES, 917 East 3rd Street
Pierre Guyotat, In the Deep, translated by Noura Wedell (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2014).
See Wedell’s Bomb interview with Guyotat: