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IRVING BLUM IN CONVERSATION

“Warhol didn’t make a mark on American culture. He became the instrument with which American culture designated itself.” — Peter Schjeldahl In conjunction with the Whitney show ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN, Irving Blum—whose Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles was the first to exhibit Warhol’s post-advertising artwork, the Campbell’s soup-can paintings—will talk […]

WAYS OF RE-THINKING LITERATURE

Edited by Tom Bishop and Donatien Grau, WAYS OF RE-THINKING LITERATURE creates a unique platform where leading literary thinkers and practitioners provide a multiplicity of views into what literature is today. The book is is an indispensable tool for anybody interested in the future and possibilities of literature as an endeavor for life, thought, and creativity. […]

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM

“Colors, like scents, are a royal road from the outside world to our emotions.” — Peter Schjeldahl* The Underground Museum—founded in Los Angeles in 2012 by artists Noah Davis and Karon Davis—is dedicated to the exhibition of museum-quality art, and serving as a cultural hub for low-to-moderate-income communities. According to UM director Megan Steinman, the […]

CHRIS BURDEN DOCUMENTARY

“Joe the Lion”—David Bowie’s song about Chris Burden—is a tribute to the seminal performance artist’s early days, when his body was a laboratory and canvas for bullets, nails, starvation, and potential electrocution. As a student at UC Irvine, Burden didn’t wait around for the bullies; he stuffed himself into a locker. Hitting his heyday during […]