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20101214002438-stevewolfelacma1 Deceiving the Eye: Kaz Oshriro and Steve Wolfe Part 2   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Steve Wolfe at LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art November 20th, 2010 - February 20th, 2011
Posted 12/14/10

Steve Wolfe focuses on books, and his aims might be considered more personal than philosophical. His 2-D drawings and sculptures feature the cheap, well handled paperbacks that are stuff of serious readers. These books, with their dog ears and tears and bloated contents, have been read over and over — the attention that is paid by Wolfe to his trompe-l'œil detailing matches the detail that the apparent readers have paid to each book. Like Oshiro, the touches, the evidence of... [more]

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Maurizio Cattelan at The Menil Collection February 12th, 2010 - August 15th, 2010
Posted 5/10/10

Dear Maurizio, Your first solo show in the United States since 2003 and my first face-to-face encounter with a large body of your work... you and curator Franklin Sirmans situated your sculptures among works that you admire in The Menil Collection. I was really excited to see it! On my day off from installing my show, I skipped breakfast and rushed over to see yours. I just got back to Los Angeles from Texas and I have a few reflective questions for you. In the small... [more]

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