Hyperallergic: Lynda Benglis Basks in the Light of Her Art

June 23, 2022

In Benglis’s latest works, the forces of gravity that defined her seminal poured latex and polyurethane pieces are traded for luminous bronzes...

Artnet News: Step into the Jam-Packed Studio of Lonnie Holley, Whose Latest Works Include Ceramics and Musical Compositions

June 15, 2022

Since the beginning of 2022, Lonnie Holley has been preparing for three solo shows: two currently on view at Dallas Contemporary and Edel Assanti in London, and one opening next month at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles...

Art and Cake: Lynda Benglis: Excavation & Lauren Quin: Pulse Train Howl

June 13, 2022

Like seemingly everything else in the world these days, new bronze sculptures by Lynda Benglis are enormous, shiny, seductive, heavy, tech-informed gestures that are frozen in the midst of coming undone...

Artsy: 8 Rising Artists Using Basketball to Address Social Injustices

June 10, 2022

Using a wide range of geographically significant materials, Alvaro Barringon ties communal histories with references to cultural production. As someone raised between Brooklyn and the Caribbean, Barrington considers the ways lived environments impact material access...

Art Sense: Artist Lauren Quin

June 7, 2022

This week, listen to a discussion with artist Lauren Quin, an abstract painter that builds paintings known for their vibrant colors and layer upon layer of mark making. In the conversation, we discuss her multistage process, her pursuit of intense colors, her love of Los Angeles, and the meaning behind the name of her new show at Blum & Poe...

The Cut: At the Aldrich, Revisiting a Groundbreaking Show for Feminist Art

June 7, 2022

Anna Park uses charcoal on paper to create provocative, large-scale panels that comment on everything from Hollywood excess to the pressures of being female to politics. The South Korea–born Park’s expressive work adds a dynamic twist to figuration that’s all her own. For Glitter Ain’t Gold, Park looks at the sexualization of young women... 

Widewalls: Lynda Benglis Explores the Theme of Excavation at Blum & Poe

May 14, 2022

The theme of excavation presupposes exploration of the past, of something that has been sedimented over the years, both in material and immaterial ways. It is also an act of stripping, revealing, and changing that brings new perspectives and revelations...

Cultured: With Botanicals and Celestial Bodies, Theodora Allen Examines Our Scientific Journey

May 11, 2022

At the Driehaus Museum in Chicago, Saturnine presents new paintings by Allen that place our relationship with botany at the center of contemporary conversation...

GQ: Alvaro Barrington’s Paintings Take a Lifetime

May 4, 2022

The 39-year-old artist swapped New York for London, where he transposes his history, community and experiences into grand, loving canvases...

Frieze: La Noche Del Cisne: Mexico City’s Secret Cabaret

May 3, 2022

Artists Pia Camil, PJ Rountree and a host of collaborators, look back on the storied cabaret night...

The Guardian: ‘It’s Like One Continuous Song Pours Out of Him’: Meet the Shaman-like Artist-Musician Lonnie Holley

May 1, 2022

The self-taught singer and sculptor from Alabama exists in a state of constant, spontaneous creativity. He talks about his roots and his new project with Artangel, inspired by Orford Ness..

Korea Times: Walking Tour of Korean Art Masters in Italy’s Floating City

April 27, 2022

Four artists showcase different developments of Korea’s modern art...

New Yorker: Beauty and Uprising in the Working-Class Suburbs of Paris

April 23, 2022

The gritty surroundings of the banlieues provide a stage for Mohamed Bourouissa’s artful dramatizations of everyday...

The Canvas: Abstract Realism

April 23, 2022

A pair of studio visits with Eddie Martinez...

New York Times: Postcards from the Biennale

April 21, 2022

His paintings travel, but Ha Chong-hyun stays in Korea…

Hyperallergic: Alvaro Barrington’s Love Letter to Los Angeles

April 18, 2022

Beyond a mere homage to LA’s aesthetic vocabulary, Alvaro Barrington sees past the superficiality of Hollywood to celebrate the myth-making at its center...

Frieze: A Preview of the 2022 Venice Biennale: Off-Site Projects

April 14, 2022

The Frieze editors preview a selection of the Biennale’s off-site projects...

Forbes: Lonnie Holley Debuting First Works in Clay at Dallas Contemporary

April 14, 2022

Earth has always held a tangible presence in Lonnie Holley’s life. Not only the planetary Earth, but the earth humanity exists upon. The dirt and soil and rock. He hasn’t simply lived and walked on it, his life has routinely taken him in to it...

Frieze: What to See during EXPO Chicago

April 7, 2022

Theodora Allen’s Saturnine, now on view at the Driehaus Museum, is the artist’s first solo institutional survey in the US, following an earlier iteration at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark...

HypeArt: Alvaro Barrington Honors His Heroes in Blum & Poe Exhibition

April 4, 2022

Alvaro Barrington is a Venezuelan-born artist whose mixed media works comment on identity, cultural exchange and nostalgia. Raised in both Greneda and New York City, the artist is now based between London and Brooklyn and is currently showcasing his first LA exhibition at Blum & Poe...

New Yorker: Carroll Dunham’s Paintings Make You Squirm

April 3, 2022

The artist discusses his most recent work, how the art world resembles a cult, and what it’s like having a famous child...

The Art Newspaper: How Robert Colescott Used Art History to Force Viewers to Confront Their Prejudices

April 1, 2022

The late artist’s first major retrospective chronicles his development from early, muted works to the riotous paintings for which he became famous...

The Guardian: “We Saved Each Other”: Alvaro Barrington’s 90s Hip-Hop Exhibition

March 29, 2022

The artist has assembled a tribute to the 90s hip-hop stars who defined an era and struggled against a society that tried to label them as lesser...

Art Sense: Artist Alvaro Barrington

March 29, 2022

This week, listen to a discussion with artist Alvaro Barrington, a London-based painter who uses a variety of materials in the production of his visionary art. His work takes on many forms, but always strives for cultural authenticity...

Art in America: The Comet and the Hourglass: Theodora Allen at Blum & Poe

February 25, 2022

Moments after I stepped into Blum & Poe, where Theodora Allen’s recent paintings are hanging, a woman entered and declared to her companion, “These are so pleasing.” Allen’s works do, indeed, give immediately and generously of their visual splendor...

Artillery: Pick of the Week: Theodora Allen

February 23, 2022

We are supposed to wish upon them when we see them fall. But however sentimentalized shooting stars may be, they are merely rocky debris skimming the atmosphere — all their mythology is manufactured by those of us watching in awe from our Earthly confines...

Tokyo Art Beat: The Mobility of Paintings That Transcend the Dichotomy of Abstraction / Figuration

February 15, 2022

Cecily Brown's first solo exhibition in Japan, “The end is a new start,” was held from October 22, 2021 to January 15, 2022 at Blum & Poe Tokyo. Critic Ryo Sawayama discusses this exhibition, which presents twelve new works that forge new pictorial experiments for her thirty-year career...

Pen: Kishio Suga on Paper

February 3, 2022

Alongside the first-time English publication of his essays, an exhibition on the Mono-ha artist surveys his extensive work on the medium...

Los Angeles Times: Review: L.A. Gallery-Going During Omicron Isn’t Optimal but Offers Excellent Art Along the Way

February 3, 2022

Brooklyn’s Eddie Martinez, for his second L.A. solo show at Blum & Poe, continues to revisit a 1980s painting style for what could be called Neo-neo-expressionism...

Bijutsu Techō: Cecily Brown

February 1, 2022

Cecily Brown creates paintings that raise questions about sexuality and desire, through references to various motifs from classical, modern, and contemporary paintings to popular culture. On the occasion of her first solo exhibition in Japan, she discusses how she made these paintings, which are full of abstraction and figuration, color and movement...

Chicago Tribune: Review: ‘Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott’ Is Now at Chicago Cultural Center, a Rogue Artist Perfect for These Time

January 26, 2022

Is there an artist better suited than Robert Colescott to test the limits of our current moment, when calls for social justice have led to demands for cultural censorship and art institutions have become loathe to offend?...

Elephant: Punk? Feminist? Surrealist? This 50-Year-Old Book Still Refuses to Be Labelled

January 16, 2022

Penny Slinger’s 1971 blend of photomontage, poetry and wild experimentation marks its half century with a well-deserved new expanded edition...

Juxtapoz: “Songs Build Little Rooms in Time” by Friedrich Kunath

December 23, 2021

Marking the 2 years anniversary of a very special exhibition at Chicago’s Soccer Club Club, which was presented by Blum & Poe in partnership with Drag City, Friedrich Kunath has released a new book, Songs Build Little Rooms in Time...

Odda Magazine: Penny Slinger’s New Exhibition: “50/50”

December 16, 2021

London born multidimensional artist, Penny Slinger, who now resides in California, has recently launched her third solo exhibition with Blum & Poe in Los Angeles...

Artsy: Anna Park’s Monumental Drawings Capture a World in Motion

December 9, 2021

“Sorry, I feel bad that I don’t have much work in here,” said Anna Park, apologizing before welcoming me into her spacious Bushwick studio one sunny September afternoon. Inside, tens of dozens of panels—at least five feet tall in height—leaned against every available wall, many of them stacked slightly haphazardly...

Flaunt: Umar Rashid: "En Garde / On God" at Blum & Poe Gallery

December 6, 2021

Blum & Poe presents En Garde / On God, Umar Rashid’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. A new chapter in Rashid’s ongoing project of documenting the forgotten history of the Frenglish Empire, the exhibition presents new paintings, drawings, and sculptural work from the artist...

New York Times: On Japan’s Pacific Coast, an Artist Communes with Nature

December 3, 2021

At his retreat near Isumi, Kazunori Hamana creates humble yet imposing ceramic vessels that evoke the world around him...

ELLE Japon: Cecily Brown

December 1, 2021

SSENSE: Friedrich Kunath’s Elegant Failures

November 30, 2021

It is on one of those timeless L.A. late afternoons that we visit the artist Friedrich Kunath in his studio—timeless because the sun set just as gloriously on this day as on each of the 364 other days of the year in this city...

Riot Material: Histories Disembowled in Umar Rashid’s "En Garde / On God"

November 19, 2021

In En Garde/On God, Blum & Poe showcases the work of artist Umar Rashid (also known by the pen name Frohawk Two Feathers). Featuring thirteen large paintings and one sculpture in Rashid’s hallmark style, the exhibition highlights works that are bold in both color and story, backed by lengthy titles which are equally vivid and emotive in their humor and wit...

Sculpture Magazine: Pia Camil

November 12, 2021

Pia Camil’s work has consistently engaged ideas of power, consumerism, and collectivity, using the mass-market waste of Mexico City’s urban landscape to create theoretically complex objects and participatory installations...

Juxtapoz: Umar Rashid “On God” at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

November 10, 2021

You can’t say that Umar Rashid just makes paintings. In his name, there is something deeper and more encompassing of theater. He came into the art world as we knew him, Frohawk Two Feathers, creating historical paintings with slight nods to pop and contemporary culture...

HypeArt: Umar Rashid Paints the Fictitious History of the Frenglish Empire

November 9, 2021

Umar Rashid is a painter and storyteller who draws from disparate cultures to create alternative historical narratives. Also known by his alias Frohawk Two Feathers, Rashid presents his first solo exhibition with Los Angeles’ Blum & Poe, titled “En Garde / On God”...

Frieze: Kenjirō Okazaki’s Landscapes of Time and Space

November 3, 2021

The artist speaks on his latest series of small, abstract tableaux, reflecting on the history of landscape painting and why uncertainty can create a sense purpose...

Ocula: Art Week Tokyo: Exhibitions to See

October 28, 2021

Cecily Brown’s multiverses, inspired by a range of historical and contemporary sources, blend abstraction with figuration. In recent years, Brown’s fascination with shipwrecks has led the artist to trace the trope through history...

Washington Post: Umar Rashid’s Narrative Paintings Collapse Past, Present and Future into a Darkly Comic Vision of Colonialism

October 27, 2021

In Umar Rashid’s “Culinarialism,” an exhibition of six paintings and several drawings on view in Cultural DC’s mobile art gallery, petticoat-clad colonizers drink from red Solo cups. Age-old Yoruba deities blast laser beams from their eyes. Enslaved people tend to a fanciful feast featuring Manny and Olga’s pizza in a gilded, 18th century manor....

Ocula: Bold, Bulbous, and Irregular: The Ceramics of Kazunori Hamana

October 23, 2021

TWO x TWO Honors Yoshitomo Nara

October 23, 2021

TWO x TWO is pleased to feature Yoshitomo Nara as its 2021 honoree. As part of TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art 2021, Nara will receive the amfAR Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS in recognition of his generous support of amfAR’s programs...

Artnet News: Anna Park’s Charcoal Drawings of the End of the World Have Earned Her Fans from Top Curators to Kaws. At 25, She’s Just Getting Started

October 12, 2021

Four museums bought work out of Anna Park’s sold-out debut solo show. What is it about her art that has captivated so many tastemakers?

Shio Kusaka receives the Isamu Noguchi Award

October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, The Noguchi Museum will hold its annual Benefit and presentation of the eighth annual Isamu Noguchi Award to artist Shio Kusaka...

ARTnews: Sonia Gomes Creates a Sculpture

October 1, 2021

ArtReview Asia: Yukinori Yanagi

October 1, 2021

Patron Magazine: The Fundamental Emotions All Humans Possess

September 30, 2021

Meet Yoshitomo Nara, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art’s 2021 Honoree’s rebellious and affecting figures inspired an enduring friendship with Blum & Poe’s Tim Blum...

Whitewall: Yoshitomo Nara: Seeing Art as a Catalyst to Live More Freely

September 30, 2021

LA Weekly: 12 Must-See Exhibitions This Art Season

September 9, 2021

When the Weekly reviewed a recent exhibition by Rashid (aka Frohawk Two Feathers), we wrote that the artist, “practices a cheerful, bloody anti-Imperialist critique of colonialism in his art, using an eccentric folkloric visual style to radically reimagine power structures of geopolitical violence...

Juxtapoz: Hello Stranger: The Calm and Chaotic Works of Anna Park @ Blum and Poe, Tokyo

September 2, 2021

If you have followed Juxtapoz over the years, you know by now that Anna Park literally burst onto the contemporary art scene a few years ago with a fresh and original body of work...

The Canvas: Fragmenting Realities

September 1, 2021

Hyperallergic: Yoshitomo Nara Captures Children in All Their Rage and Wonder

August 11, 2021

In Nara’s paintings, children stand in as angry innocents raging against an oppressive world of adults...

Forbes: Robert Colescott and the Florida Highwaymen in Sarasota, Florida

July 31, 2021

Robert Colescott was a brilliant painter before he went to Egypt in 1964. After visiting Egypt, he became an original. A flamethrower. The artist who now perhaps most deserves a complete reassessment of his position in American art history...

Teeth Magazine: In Her Element: A Conversation with Artist Pia Camil

July 26, 2021

Meeting up with Pia Camil I couldn’t help but notice, or more accurately be struck by, her energy. On one hand, she is very welcoming, down-to-earth, kind, and honest, and on the other hand, fierce, yes fierce...

Artsy: 8 Tastemaking Tokyo Galleries to Know

July 23, 2021

Befitting a city where a sparkling new urban development can appear in the time it takes a London builder to have a cup of tea and a biscuit, clusters of galleries are spread around Tokyo with periodic shifts in the focus of the art scene...

Flaunt: Theodora Allen’s "Saturnine" | a Conversation with Curator Stephanie Cristello

July 21, 2021

I connect with Stephanie Cristello from Canada, where she is quarantining for 2 weeks before being able to come back to the US. She was in Denmark before, overlooking her most recent curatorial job: Saturnine at Kunsthal Aarhus...

Frieze: Alvaro Barrington’s Next Move

July 1, 2021

Ahead of a three-month project in the Rockaways, the London-based artist is thinking about home, time and community...

TheGuide.art: Lonnie Holley

June 16, 2021

What usually starts the conversation about Lonnie Holley is his biography. His childhood in the Jim Crow South was so unbelievable, you’d think it was a tall tale. From being pronounced dead at the age of seven to his grave-digging grandmother, Lonnie’s life has been nothing if not eventful...

The Guardian: Mohamed Bourouissa on France’s Identity Crisis: "We’ve Got Catching Up to Do!"

June 3, 2021

The French Algerian artist uses photography, rap music and the frequencies of trees in his quest to shine a light on marginalised communities. Now he’s preparing for his first solo UK show...

Balcony Magazine: From Switzerland with Love

June 1, 2021

Frieze: Highlights from the Gwangju Biennale

May 10, 2021

Curated by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, this year’s edition explores transnational kinships and inherited healing practices to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Gwangju May Uprising...

The Art Newspaper: An Art and Design Exhibition Engulfs a Modernist Home in Upstate New York

May 8, 2021

The art and design show—a collaboration between Object & Thing, Blum and Poe and Mendes Wood DM—will be on long-term view in the former family home of the American architect Gerald Luss...

New York Times: Lonnie Holley’s Life of Perseverance, and Art of Transformation

May 6, 2021

The Alabama artist and musician has arrived at a career milestone, with two exhibitions in the Hamptons and a gallery to map his future...

émergent Magazine: In the Studio with Aaron Garber-Maikovska

May 6, 2021

Firstly, I want to talk  about your recent show 4 from 3 dancers with Blum & Poe which was the fourth in a series of recent exhibitions exploring notions of fatherhood and family...

Cultured Magazine: Lonnie Holley Is Still Explosively Experimental

May 5, 2021

With two shows on in the Hamptons this summer, the so-called outsider artist is finally getting the attention he has long deserved...

Wallpaper: "At The Luss House" Celebrates the Architecture of Gerald Luss

May 5, 2021

An immersive exhibition, At The Luss House, celebrates the work of architect Gerald Luss with a display of contemporary art and design curated by Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM, and Object & Thing...

Whitewall: Kwon Young-woo

April 16, 2021

On view by appointment only at Blum & Poe Tokyo is the late artist Kwon Young-woo's solo show. This selection of ink works on paper marks Young-Woo's second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in Japan...

New York Times: With a Drone on the High Line, an Artist Re-Emerges from Controversy

April 14, 2021

In May, a sleek white fiberglass sculpture in the shape of a Predator drone will be installed atop a 25-foot-tall pole and rotate in the wind on the High Line at 30th Street in New York...

The Guardian: The Great British Art Tour: A Crystalline Cave to Dazzle and Unsettle

April 12, 2021

With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Anya Gallaccio’s The Light Pours Out Of Me, in West Lothian...

Interview Magazine: Meet Anna Park, the Artist Channeling Chaotic Energy through Charcoal

April 8, 2021

Over a year into lockdown, old rituals feel more like the stuff of past lives: brushes against strangers on a crowded dance floor, collisions with tourists in Times Square, packing into an 8am subway car, commuters sipping coffee and yawning all over each other...

Studio International: Mohamed Bourouissa – Interview: ‘I See Art as a Playground'

March 30, 2021

Ahead of Mohamed Bourouissa’s survey exhibition at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, the Paris-based artist discusses his routes to art, his creative techniques and the perils of working locally...

Artnet News: With Indoor Gatherings Still Restricted in England, the Liverpool Biennial Has Opened Its Outdoor-Only Program First

March 19, 2021

The Liverpool Biennial, which officially opens to the public on March 20, is the first major exhibition to take place in England in 2021. Initially slated to run last summer, the postponed opening was hampered by ongoing lockdown restrictions...

Surface: An Array of Contemporary Art and Design Is Heading to the Luss House

March 17, 2021

Object & Thing teams with galleries Blum & Poe and Mendes Wood DM for “At the Luss House,” a showcase of contemporary art and design pieces at the former Upstate New York residence of architect Gerald Luss...

LACMA Unframed: Yoshitomo Nara: A Conversation with Curator Mika Yoshitake

March 10, 2021

When LACMA temporarily closed to the public in March 2020, Yoshitomo Nara's highly anticipated retrospective at the museum was in the midst of being installed. I spoke with exhibition curator Mika Yoshitake...

The New Criterion: A Cleaner Slate

March 5, 2021

Until a few years ago, Mogensen, who was born in Los Angeles in 1941, was best known for his early arrangements of square and rectangular canvases whose size and shape were pre-determined by arithmetical formulas...

Hyperallergic: In Never-before-Seen Drawings, Robert Colescott Satirizes Art History

March 5, 2021

“I kind of blew apart abstract painting and put it back together again,” says the late artist Robert Colescott. That may be a bit of an understatement. Colescott didn’t just “kind of” blow apart painting, he exploded the entire conceit of art history itself...

Los Angeles Review of Books: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa at Blum & Poe

March 1, 2021

Asuka Anastacia Ogawa’s second solo presentation with Los Angeles and Tokyo gallery Blum & Poe will open on March 23, 2021. Anastacia Ogawa’s large figurative paintings feature children engaged in reverie and play...

Art Basel: Artists on Artists: Alvaro Barrington

March 1, 2021

London-based artist Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983) grew up in Grenada and then New York City. This personal trajectory and his Caribbean roots inform his vibrant work, which also draws on music, art history, and fashion to explore...

KCRW: Sarah Rosalena Brady at Blum & Poe

February 10, 2021

At Blum & Poe, a solo show by Sarah Rosalena Brady explores the artist’s Huichol and Laguna Pueblo heritage alongside ideas of sci-fi futurism, AI and technology, and post-apocalyptic survival...

Hyperallergic: A View from the Easel during Times of Quarantine

February 5, 2021

This is the 191st installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has impacted their studio space...

Scaffold Podcast: Alvaro Barrington

January 29, 2021

Alvaro Barrington is an artist working in New York and London. “In terms of cultural production, I do think that the erasure that has happened to women, to people of colour, we have to work against that, because it creates a space where people feel lesser...

Musée Magazine: Penny Slinger: My Body in a Box

January 28, 2021

In a series created in response to the confines of the COVID-19 pandemic, London-born, L.A.-based artist Penny Slinger has produced a collection of nude self-portraits entitled "My Body in a Box,"...

PaperCity: Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara Is Bringing His Monumental Museum Show to Dallas

January 12, 2021

This month, global talent Yoshitomo Nara — a leading star (along with Takashi Murakami) of the Superflat movement, travels to Texas to install a monumental museum show at the Dallas Contemporary...

Art Observed: March Avery at Blum & Poe through January 9th, 2021

January 7, 2021

Currently on view at Blum & Poe’s Los Angeles exhibition space, the New York-based artist March Avery is presenting a solo exhibition of works spanning forty years of practice...

Wall Street Journal: The Unsettling Confrontations of Artist Yoshitomo Nara

December 18, 2020

Posed against a blank background, the girl stares up at us like a small child. Her enormous head, small body and wide-open eyes signal “adorable.” Her vulnerability triggers our protective instincts. But then there’s that knife she’s holding...

Blum & Poe announces its participation in GALLERIES CURATE: RHE

December 16, 2020

In the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, an informal group of contemporary galleries from around the world came together to discuss how to navigate through the new challenges of the global crisis as it affected our artists, staff and businesses...

The Seoul Review: Meditation in Pink

December 1, 2020

I was browsing the latest OVR: Miami Beach, this year’s digital version of Art Basel in Miami Beach (Dec. 2 – 6), hoping to find some fresh new works. I was surprised to find the most vital piece was a new painting by Ha Chong-hyun...

Artsy: Sonia Gomes Crafts Bold Textile Works from Strangers’ Treasures

November 26, 2020

In her São Paolo studio, artist Sonia Gomes moves from one sculpture to the next, wrapping cloth and bending wire to make abstracted forms imbued with memory...

T Magazine: An Artist’s Portrait of His Brother

October 30, 2020

Henry Taylor shares a new, unfinished work that captures this specific moment in time — and his ongoing fascination with flight...

Apollo Magazine: The Mischievous and Mysterious Art of JB Blunk

October 30, 2020

The date is not recorded with absolute certainty, but one day in the early 1950s, a young American soldier stationed in Korea named JB Blunk paid a visit to a craft store in Tokyo when Isamu Noguchi and his wife, Yamaguchi Yoshiko, happened to be present and they got to talking... 

Wallpaper: Art and Design Combine at Eliot Noyes’ Modernist Residence

October 26, 2020

While many of the year’s art and design exhibitions have been seamlessly and successfully moved online, a triumvirate of New York galleries are making a case for the in-person experience with a collaborative exhibition of art and design set within the rich architectural history of New Canaan in Connecticut...

Cool Hunting: Inside New Canaan, Connecticut’s Enveloping “At the Noyes House” Exhibition

October 20, 2020

Harvard Five architect and IBM industrial designer Eliot Noyes’ mid-century modernist home currently hosts an enveloping exhibition, At the Noyes House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM, and Object & Thing, that transports guests out of time and place...

ARTnews: Blum & Poe Now Represents Eddie Martinez

October 20, 2020

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez has joined Blum & Poe, which maintains locations in Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo...

Artsy: March Avery Joined Blum & Poe’s Artist Roster

October 16, 2020

The painter March Avery has joined Blum & Poe’s artist roster. The 88-year-old New York–based artist will have her second solo show with the gallery at its Los Angeles location in November...

Artnet News: Studio Visit with Tony Lewis

October 13, 2020

The inspiration for Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis’s graphite drawings come primarily from words of all sorts—Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, historical speeches, and best-selling books...

Galerie Magazine: Eliot Noyes’s Midcentury Modern Home Opens For the First Time with an Inspiring Exhibit

October 9, 2020

The picturesque town of New Canaan, Connecticut, is a hotbed of midcentury-modern masterpieces, thanks to the so-called Harvard Five, a group of innovative architects who settled there in the mid-1940s, spearheaded by Eliot Noyes...

The Lydian Spin Podcast: Penny Slinger

October 9, 2020

The work of artist Penny Slinger includes photography, collage, film and sculpture. Slinger emerged out of the tumult of the 1960s. Like many of her generation, she went on a  quest for personal freedom and sexual liberation...

Hyperallergic: Yoshitomo Nara Reflects on His Major LACMA Retrospective

October 7, 2020

As a young boy in northern Japan, Yoshitomo Nara listened to the radio station broadcast from a nearby US Air Base. It was the era of the Vietnam War and American folk music, and while Nara couldn’t understand the lyrics, he was intensely drawn to the sounds he heard...

Ocula: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa: Worlds of Interpretation

October 7, 2020

In February 2017, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa had her first solo exhibition in the studio of Henry Taylor, whom she had been introduced to by a mutual friend...

Mohamed Bourouissa Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020

September 14, 2020

Mohamed Bourouissa has been awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020, for his phenomenal exhibition Free Trade...

Dallas Contemporary: Sam Durant in Conversation with Pedro Alonzo

September 10, 2020

Recently, Peter Doroshenko mentioned that he had been thinking a lot about your work. My response was, “how can you not be thinking about Sam's work”?...

New York Times: Fabrics With Powerful Stories to Tell

August 28, 2020

The Afro-Brazilian sculptor Sonia Gomes, in a debut U.S. show, gives materials new life — as they have given her life new balance...

Document Journal: Eddie Martinez Studio Visit

August 6, 2020

New York-based artist Eddie Martinez’s work is usually full of color; It’s mostly abstract with some figuration sprinkled in, made with sharp gestural strokes of turquoise, or erratic scribbles of chartreuse, or inside random unidentifiable shapes...

LALA Magazine: Mimi Lauter

August 1, 2020

In late Fall of 2019, I began a body of work about landscapes. Every morning I took my usual walk around my garden and observed the season changing...

LALA Magazine: Theodora Allen

August 1, 2020

In the evenings we walk along the lower Arroyo in Pasadena, where it's always 10 degrees cooler. It's summer now, and the Datura punctuate the hills...

T Magazine: Yoshitomo Nara Paints What He Hears

July 24, 2020

Growing up in the far northern reached of Honshu, Japan's largest island, Yoshitomo Nara discovered the outside world through his ears...

Artnet News: Darren Bader Just Executed an Ingenious Conceptual Artwork

July 22, 2020

As the small pool of mega galleries hoovers up more and more of the art world by the day, the stream of emails announcing X rising artist has signed on with Y dealer seems unending...

The Art Newspaper: Q&A with Sam Durant

July 10, 2020

A new catalogue called Iconoclasm, featuring dramatic examples of iconoclastic annihilation across the centuries, could not be more timely in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests worldwide.

ARTnews: Two Top U.S. Galleries Take on Sonia Gomes, Brazilian Artist Known for Intricate Fabric Sculptures

June 18, 2020

Sonia Gomes, a São Paulo-based artist known for her abstract sculptures made with wire, textiles, and found objects, has joined Pace Gallery and Blum & Poe, which will represent the artist in the United States and Asia...

Wallpaper: Redwood Giant: A Monograph Explores the Life and Work of Sculptor JB Blunk

June 16, 2020

The daughter of late American sculptor JB Blunk has compiled an extensive and intimate monograph of her father’s acclaimed life, work and home...

Apollo Magazine: 'The Truth Is Contagious’ – an Interview with Lonnie Holley

June 16, 2020

‘If you look at that piece of music I did about waking up in a fucked-up America,’ Lonnie Holley tells me, ‘it’s just coming more and more to be truth around the globe.’ The sculptor and musician is speaking to me in mid March from the front seat of a car parked outside his home in Atlanta...

Art of Choice: Galleries Might Be Closed but Blum & Poe’s Current Group Exhibition Is Anything but Inaccessible

June 12, 2020

In an online group exhibition coordinated by Blum & Poe Broadcasts, Dave Muller, and Three Day Weekend, viewers are offered an introspective on absence...

Cultured: Polymath Creative Umar Rashid Considers the Imperial Effects of Pandemic

June 11, 2020

The paintings of the Los Angeles-based artist, historian, poet and musician, also known as Frohawk Two Feathers, reconfigure colonial and imperial histories. His characters walk the same earth we do, and are beholden the same histories, but their reality is a hyper-saturated, detailed explosion of colonial reimagining that spans a multi-layered matrix of time and geography...

Luxe: Glimmering With Graphite, A Chicago Artist’s Works Aim To Challenge How You See Drawings

June 4, 2020

Think of the act of drawing and you’ll likely envisage a pencil. Chicago artist Tony Lewis indeed favors a Caran d’Ache Grafwood 9B graphite pencil for many of his abstract works...

GQ: Creativity in the Time of Quarantine

May 14, 2020

The L.A. gallery veterans have an air of indie swagger that’s rare in the big-money art world. Now they’re reconsidering the role of the gallery and imagining a new kind of art-viewing experience...

Artsy: Tony Lewis on Creating New Work during Quarantine

May 5, 2020

Artists are sheltering at home, and despite the disruptions to their lives and limited access to materials and space, many still feel an urge to create...

Are We On Air?: Julian Schnabel

April 17, 2020

Julian Schnabel speaks with Arman Naféei about the soundtrack to his life for the podcast Are We On Air ?...

Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Family Activity Inspired by Karel Appel's Cats

April 17, 2020

Karel Appel was a Dutch artist whose work is characterized by his use of bright colors, simple forms, and expressive brushstrokes. His work emphasized a move away from formality in artmaking and an emphasis on creating a sense of dynamic energy...

Dior Talks: Penny Slinger

April 17, 2020

In this episode of Dior Talks, series host Katy Hessel, a London-based curator, writer and art historian, speaks to Penny Slinger, the British-born, California-based artist, about her long career and her recent Dior collaborations with Maria Grazia Chiuri...

Elephant Magazine: Lynda Benglis – Is There an Ideal Age to Be an Artist?

April 17, 2020

Art is known to have a preternatural power when it comes to ageing, keeping hands nimble and minds agile...

Mousse Magazine: Images of Irretrievable Sound

April 7, 2020

Los Angeles–based contemporary artist Theodora Allen’s paintings contribute to this history of mute images—similarly soundless compositions that evoke the atmosphere surrounding the emanation of a melody that has never been and will never be heard...

Flaunt Magazine: Asuka Anastacia Ogawa

April 4, 2020

A pool of white diffused light beams across the entrance of Los Angeles' Blum and Poe as Asuka Anastacia Ogawa enters...

Juxtapoz: Interview with Eddie Martinez

March 24, 2020

What do you discuss when talking to a painter’s painter, the artist everyone cites as their favorite or an influential force? Well, you obviously talk about painting and painters. And, in the instance of sitting down with Brooklyn-based painter, Eddie Martinez, you chat about tennis, strategy and the art of collecting...

Frieze: ‘Is Humanism Dead?’ Asks Redux of 1959 MoMA Show

March 12, 2020

‘New Images of Man’, curated by Alison Gingeras at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, is ‘part homage, part radical revision’ of the eponymous exhibition...

Art in America: An Exhibition Revises Moma’s 1959 “New Images of Man” with Newer Images of Men—and Women

March 6, 2020

Dave Muller’s wall-size painting Dust Jacket #1 (NIM Strand), 2020, depicts a worn copy of the catalogue for a 1959 Museum of Modern Art exhibition curated by Peter Selz, New Images of Man...

Artnet News: 9 Megawatt Gallery Shows to Check Out During Armory Week

March 3, 2020

Delicacy has no place in the pastels of artist Mimi Lauter, who creates richly textured, chromatically dense works...

Wallpaper: Linder at Kettle's Yard

February 27, 2020

The British photomontage artist with hex appeal raises ghosts in the Cambridge gallery and modernist house for her first UK retrospective...

Artnet News: Blum & Poe

February 24, 2020

“It was a hard run, we were $#@%ing broke forever," says Tim Blum. Here's how they pulled it off...

KCRW: 5 Design Things to Do

February 24, 2020

Responding to the unique architectural environment of Richard Neutra's Los Angeles home and workspace, artist Shio Kusaka has quietly populated this iconic example of domestic mid-century modernism...

Brooklyn Rail: Lynda Benglis – In the Realm of the Senses

February 15, 2020

“No man ever steps in the same river twice,” the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once stated. The Museum of Cycladic Art’s latest exhibition—a survey of Lynda Benglis’s provocative sculptural work...

Osmos Magazine: Theodora Allen

February 15, 2020

Surface Magazine: Curator Alison Gingeras on Revisiting One of the 20th Century's Key Art Shows

February 5, 2020

Inspired by MoMA classic, "New Images of Man" at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles shows dozens of artists tackling the human form...

New Yorker: Darren Bader

February 1, 2020

The oldest known still-lifes are ancient Egyptian—frescoes of figs for the afterlife. The Assyrians carved pomegranates from ivory...

Frieze Week Magazine: Shio Kusaka – Throwing Light

February 1, 2020

From the stillness of her LA studio, Shio Kusaka produces works filled with life and levity. Jennifer Piejko explores her work ahead of a new exhibition in dialogue with the sleek spaces of Neutra VDL...

Elephant Magazine: Wake Up! History Is Being Made. Here’s How Artists Are Making It Happen

January 31, 2020

The whole of humanity is a mighty big topic to tackle, but a radical new exhibition sets out to reflect on what it means to be alive today. It offers a slice of our contemporary moment, and couldn’t have come at a more urgent time...

CAA Reviews – Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

January 23, 2020

The press release for the US Pavilion at the 1997 Venice Biennale described Robert Colescott (1925–2009) as “arguably the most important American figurative painter of his generation.”

The Guardian: How the Artist Linder Went From Orgasm Addict to Chatsworth House

January 18, 2020

The art maverick first made her name in the punk era with collages fusing fashion and pornography, and a major retrospective proves her work still provokes...

Wall Street Journal: The Idiosyncratic Work of Sculptor Alma Allen

January 15, 2020

From a new base in Mexico, the artist has created ever larger examples of the charged, abstract sculpture he’s become known for—some of which go on view in New York this winter...

The Guardian: How Do You Follow Heroin Lasagne? the Artist Who Wants You to Dice His Veg

January 14, 2020

He’s injected pasta with drugs and let goats loose in a gallery. Now Darren Bader is putting food on plinths and asking visitors to turn it into tasty salad. We try to find out why...

Artnet News: Rising Art Star Alvaro Barrington

January 13, 2020

The prolific artist is crafting his career with so much charisma, all six of his galleries have fallen into step...

Cultured: Matt Johnson Defies Gravity at Blum & Poe

January 10, 2020

In Matt Johnson’s solo show at Blum & Poe’s Culver City headquarters, the junk is anti-junk, and the ethos, though at times laugh-out-loud funny, is earnest through and through...

Architect's Newspaper: Matt Johnson Exhibits Construction Equipment as Sculpture at Blum & Poe

January 7, 2020

Much of the work produced by Los Angeles-based sculptor Matt Johnson attempts to speak to both the fields of art and architecture by marrying the material language of the latter with the playfulness of the former...

Wall Street Journal: Best Art of 2019 – Robert Colescott

December 11, 2019

“Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott” started its tour of U.S. museums at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, where it can be seen through Jan. 12, 2020...

Hyperallergic – Best of 2019: Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s

December 11, 2019

Parergon cast light on a period of Japanese art history that bridges the austere formalism of mid-century Mono-ha artists with today’s unselfconsciously commercial postmodernists...

New York Times: What to See Right Now in New York Art Galleries – Henry Taylor

December 11, 2019

The title of Henry Taylor’s large, robust solo at Blum & Poe — “Niece Cousin Kin Look How Long It’s Been” — suggests a big, raucous family reunion...

New York Times: Robert Colescott – Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019

December 5, 2019

The biracial artist Robert Colescott (1925-2009) didn’t fully claim his black identity until he was in his 40s, but he did so with a vengeance...

KCRW: Harvey Quaytman

December 3, 2019

At Blum & Poe in Culver City, curved canvases fill the main gallery, each one lyrically balancing on a unique base...

Texas Monthly: Solange Pessoa

November 20, 2019

This quest for a more profound relationship to the earth, the cosmos, deep history, and oneself that occasions so many cross-Texas road trips is also the life-long obsession of Brazilian sculptor Solange Pessoa. Her show of new and recent work, “Longilonge,” now open at Ballroom Marfa, grapples with distinctly West Texas themes...

Japan Times: Resurrecting Akitsushima

November 20, 2019

One reason to enjoy Yukinori Yanagi’s solo show at Blum & Poe is the eeriness with which the centerpiece of the exhibition matches the color of the leaves outside the gallery window...

Blau International: Carroll Dunham

November 19, 2019

From abstraction with a hard-on to his recent Self Examination paintings, Caroll Dunham's younger self couldn't have imagined the twists his work would take...

New Yorker: Henry Taylor

November 15, 2019

This L.A. artist paints with flat acrylic color and a speedy but nuanced gestural simplicity that can break effortlessly into passages of surprising detail...

Arteviste: Anya Gallaccio

November 9, 2019

chocolate factory, stepping inside Anya Gallaccio’s installation, Stroke, at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles is a portal to delightful possibilities...

Artillery Magazine: An Art Ramble with Top LA Dealer Jeffrey Poe

November 5, 2019

When I first arrived in town, more years ago than I care to remember, Jeffrey was one of my first friends. At the time, he was one-third of a band of incorrigible young exhibitionists called the Blue Daisies, who gave wildly abrasive performances in varying states of undress...

Artforum: Alma Allen

November 1, 2019

Cast and carved from sober materials such as marble, wood, and bronze, the deceptively lissome sculptures of Alma Allen contain more than one crack at the idea of truth in materials...

Artforum: Robert Colecott at Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

November 1, 2019

A decade after his death, Robert Colescott is still mostly known for his paintings of “the old masters in blackface,” as he once lamented...

Cura Magazine: Mohamed Bourouissa

October 24, 2019

In his multi-layered practice spanning photography, film, installation, sculpture and drawing, Mohamed Bourouissa addresses systems of power and domination, and questions the circulation of images, ideas, and money...

Exhibition Magazine: Theodora Allen

October 19, 2019

Theodora Allen's world is subtle, enigmatic, filled with profound and multilayered meaning. The Californian artist creates paintings that draw the viewers in a transcendental state, delivering a meditative and deeply introspective experience through art...

Brooklyn Rail: Henry Taylor with Laura Hoptman

October 2, 2019

In advance of Henry Taylor’s exhibition at Blum and Poe, the artist met Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center, at the Drawing Center on Wooster Street in Soho for a conversation...

Mousse Magazine: Nobuo Sekine – A Telepathic Understanding of Form

October 1, 2019

Artnet News: Robert Colescott Influenced a Generation of African American Artists

September 24, 2019

Robert Colescott’s paintings feel very 2019. Slipping between trippy figuration and allegorical satire, offbeat art history references and Jim Crow-era stereotypes, Colescott’s dynamic canvases reckon with the issues that have defined cultural discourse for the last decade...

Harper's Bazaar Arabia: Mohamed Bourouissa – Trace of a Generation

September 20, 2019

Algerian-born Paris-based artist Mohamed Bourouissa speaks to Katrina Kufer about his people-led photography that shows authentic facets of under-exposed society...

Design Anthology: In Conversation with Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara

September 16, 2019

For celebrated Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, drawing is as innate as breathing, or even thinking...

Juxtapoz: Friedrich Kunath @ Blum & Poe, Tokyo

September 12, 2019

We're continuing recaps of some great post-summer shows worldwide, like this fantastic Blum and Poe Tokyo debut by LA-based artist Friedrich Kunath...

Artforum: Victor Man, Jill Mulleady, Issy Wood

September 11, 2019

This group show is named after the tinted, convex pocket mirrors favored by British landscape painters from the eighteenth century: Claude mirrors...

Art in America: March Avery's Paintings

September 9, 2019

March Avery was born in New York City in 1932 to painters Milton and Sally Michel Avery. She began taking lessons from her famous father as a child and had her first solo exhibition in 1963...

Aljazeera: Interrogating the Mechanics of Power in France Through Art

September 5, 2019

Mohamed Bourouissa, born in Algeria and raised in the banlieues, shines a light on the most disenfranchised...

Brooklyn Rail: Yun Hyong-Keun – A Retrospective

September 1, 2019

For decades, Yun Hyong-Keun has been known as a major figure—perhaps the major figure—among the monochrome painters that emerged underground during the oppressive military dictatorship of the 1970s in the Republic of Korea...

Art Critical: The Poetry of Sheer Loveliness

August 31, 2019

As March was growing up, absolutely everyone she knew, and not just her parents, was an artist. She explains in a lengthy catalogue interview that she thought that making art was the only thing people did. And so, from an early age, each summer modeling her parents’ behavior, she sketched and painted alongside them without paying attention to the content of their work...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Julian Hoeber

August 15, 2019

The artist Julian Hoeber grew up in Philadelphia in a house designed by the Philadelphia architect Frank Furness...

Elephant Magazine: March Avery

August 9, 2019

Eighty-seven is a ripe old age to get your first solo show at a major New York gallery. March Avery’s works will be showing at Blum & Poe throughout August—the first time her work has been seen in the city for two decades...

Hyperallergic: A Summer Series of Comedy, Improv, Film, and Performance at Blum & Poe

July 31, 2019

>BTWN< kicks off with a night of comedy, hosted by artist and comedian Casey Jane Ellison...

Artnet News: March Avery

July 26, 2019

Though she may have lived her entire life known as the daughter of Milton Avery and Sally Michel, March Avery has carved out her own place as a deft painter...

New Yorker: March Avery

July 26, 2019

March Avery is a painter—“It never occurred to me that I’d be anything else,” she has said. That’s because her parents, Milton Avery and Sally Michel, were painters themselves...

Flaunt Magazine: Is it Toxic, Or Just Imminent | Florian Maier-Aichen

June 27, 2019

Düsseldorf and Los Angeles are a wide aways apart. Geographically, the 5,600 or so miles is no stone’s throw; civically, denizens of the Rhineland city actually revere their scenic waterfront, strolling on the Embankment Promenade, as opposed to the eschewed and sunbaked L.A. River...

The Guardian: Swinging 60s Surrealist Penny Slinger: 'Collectors Thought I Came With the Art'

June 27, 2019

he made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasn’t ready for her powerful personal visions. Is ‘Lady Picasso’ about to get her dues?...

Los Angeles Times: Florian-Maier-Aichen | Natural Landscapes Turned Noxious in Photography on View at Blum & Poe

June 22, 2019

A toxic beauty emanates from — or maybe infects — six impressive new landscape photographs and three abstractions by Florian Maier-Aichen...

Wallpaper: Alexander Tovborg's Glass Mosaic Shows Copenhagen Airport in a New Light

June 11, 2019

A vast commission by the Danish artist injects a healthy dose of colour into Terminal 2’s newly revealed extension...

Art in America: Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s

June 1, 2019

In the years since Mika Yoshitake curated the 2012 exhibition "Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha" for Blum & Poe, the gallery has continued to mount shows exploring the work of this 1960s and '70s Japanese movement...

Artnet News: ‘It’s a Call to Action’

May 31, 2019

Words are the primary source materials for artist Tony Lewis’s drawings...

Artnews: Yukinori Yanagi Heads to Blum & Poe

May 23, 2019

Big news from the Blum & Poe team: the international enterprise has added the seminal, freethinking mid-career Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi to its roster...

Ocula: Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia

May 18, 2019

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the present day...

Ocula: Yun Hyong-keun in Venice

May 4, 2019

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun...

KCRW: Parergon at Blum & Poe

May 2, 2019

For a quarter of a century, Tim Blum and Jeff Poe have been showing some of the most notable Japanese artists to emerge since World War II...

Artforum: Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and the 1990s

May 2, 2019

“Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s” offers an intriguing, wide-ranging survey of artistic themes and approaches in Japan between Mono-ha’s heyday in the 1970s and the rise of neo-pop by the century’s end...

Art in America: Pia Camil

April 1, 2019

Pia Camil's Studio in Mexico City is an expansive, windowless room on the ground floor of an old building tucked away between a wide arterial road and the city’s Parque de Chapultepec...

Tokyo Art Beat: Ha Chong-hyun at Blum & Poe

March 15, 2019

Ha Chong-hyun is one of the pioneering figures in the postwar art history of Korea...

Los Angeles Times: Want to See the Photography? At Blum & Poe, Prepare to Climb Mt. Futon

March 9, 2019

Tsuyoshi Ozawa’s installation “Jizoing” consists of 18 photographs and a large pile of futons. Stacked in a corner a capacious gallery at Blum & Poe, the futons form a mountain one must climb to see the images...

New Yorker: Robert Colescott

March 8, 2019

The first New York show of the exuberantly provocative African-American painter since his death, in 2009, at the age of eighty-three, is as startling as ever...

Frieze Magazine: Tree of Life

February 27, 2019

At Museu de Arte de São Paulo and Casa de Vidro, São Paulo, hand-woven sculptures inhabit the buildings, incorporating tree trunks and branches...

Artillery Magazine: Parergon

February 26, 2019

“Parergon,” a two-part exhibition at Blum & Poe, puts a spotlight on an influential yet unfamiliar era of Japanese contemporary art of the 1980s and ’90s that was shaped by political, economic, and social upheaval...

ARTnews: Seven Superb Shows to See in Los Angeles

February 15, 2019

Curated by art historian Mika Yoshitake, this is a revelatory affair, with work made by Japanese artists in the last two decades of the 20th century that is rarely seen in the United States...

Document Journal: Penny Slinger

February 6, 2019

The British artist draws from Surrealism to empower women to reclaim their “birthright” to sexual expression and deconstruct oppressive structures of power...

Elephant Magazine: Theodora Allen’s Ghostly Paintings Hark Back to the Middle Ages

January 30, 2019

Theodora Allen’s Ghostly Paintings Hark Back to the Middle Ages Viewing myths and fairytales from a Humanist perspective, the American painter’s latest body of ethereal works reference the plants that contributed to the first widely used anaesthetics, as well as weeds and wildflowers in her native LA. Margaret Andersen visits her in the sunny Pasadena studio where she lives and works...

Mousse Magazine: Darren Bader “character limit” at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

January 30, 2019

How much of Darren Bader’s art do we need in the world? The world, after all, is already full of the kinds of objects that Bader brings into his exhibitions: art, words, images, personalities, ideas. Its very fullness is arguably the condition that Bader’s work both critiques and thrives on...

Office Magazine: Landscape / Mindscape

January 27, 2019

Plants have an enduring power over their onlookers. They seduce us with their silent stillness. They fascinate us with their ability to thrive. They entice us with their potential flavor. They ensnare us with their abilities to soothe the body and alter the mind. They are reminders of our mortality...

Spike Art Magazine: Friedrich Kunath

January 15, 2019

Spike Art Magazine: The Rinse Cycle

January 15, 2019

Artforum: Darren Bader at Blum & Poe

January 4, 2019

By now, it is standard practice for Darren Bader to excavate the soft luster and mutability of certain aesthetic horizons. Enter his illusory oeuvre and find incursions...

Artforum: Harvey Quaytman

January 1, 2019

An underrecognized figure within the history of modernist abstraction, Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) worked at the crossroads of Abstract Expressionism, constructivism, and Minimalism...

Riot Material: Umar Rashid’s ‘What Is the Color, When Black Is Burned?’

December 12, 2018

The University of Arizona Museum of Art’s solo exhibition What is the Color, When Black is Burned? The Gold War. Part I features the work of master storyteller, artist, and historian Umar Rashid (also known under the alias of Frohawk Two Feathers)...

Brooklyn Rail: Harvey Quaytman – Against the Static

December 11, 2018

This, the first museum retrospective devoted to the New York painter Harvey Quaytman (1937 – 2002), includes more than seventy works, many of them large. He was certainly always well known, at least in New York, in part thanks to the persistent advocacy of his long time dealer, David McKee...

ArtAsiaPacific: Yun Hyong-keun

December 1, 2018

When Donald Judd asked Yun Hyong-Keun what art is, the latter responded that art is “artless and bland.” To some viewers of Yun’s paintings—which have been associated with Korean Dansaekhwa—these words may serve as curious descriptors of the late artist’s striking, monochromatic canvases...

Pool Magazine: With Doors Wide Open

December 1, 2018

Frieze: Victor Man Revisits the Art Historical Canon

November 29, 2018

An exhibition at Gladstone Gallery, New York, shows the artist’s attempt to break out of step with time...

Carla Magazine: Mimi Lauter at Blum & Poe

November 15, 2018

In Sensus Oxynation at Blum & Poe, Mimi Lauter’s hallucinogenic, heavily pigmented drawings were intentionally arranged to connote the hallowed chambers of a chapel...

Artillery Magazine: Tomoo Gokita at Blum & Poe

November 6, 2018

Without overt intention, this has become an age of portraiture. It’s not only Instagram, but portraits precede every tweet and supervise every LinkedIn profile...

WIA Artist Profile: Penny Slinger

November 2, 2018

Pioneering British artist Penny Slinger creates work in many mediums and is best known for her surreal dreamlike collages, photography and art performance. Slinger came to prominence in the 1960’s with her radical art and feminist perspective...

ArtAsiaPacific: Tomoo Gokita at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

November 1, 2018

If the face is the mirror of the mind and the eyes the window to the soul, what happens when visages are obscured?...

New York Times: Paul Mogensen – What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

October 31, 2018

It would be too simple to say that Paul Mogensen is doing the best work of his life right now. Over his 50-year career he has made many excellent paintings, all adamantly abstract. He has extracted an impressive variety from the possibilities of proportion and geometry...

Los Angeles Times: Artist Julian Schnabel Explores Van Gogh on Film and in a New Museum Show

October 25, 2018

I think you need to walk around the show and just see how you feel,” says artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel as he explains his new exhibition, “Orsay Through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel,” which opened Oct. 10 at the Musée D’Orsay in Paris...

New Yorker: Lonnie Holley’s Glorious Improvisations

October 22, 2018

The centerpiece of the artist and musician Lonnie Holley’s new album, “Mith,” is a brutal and dissonant song called “I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America.” The title could refer to the nation right now, or to Holley’s childhood in the pre-civil-rights-era South....

Hyperallergic: The Spiraling Logic of Paul Mogensen's Paintings

October 21, 2018

In every interview with Paul Mogensen that I have read, he never fails to mention two biographical facts. The first is that he learned about artists such as Alexander Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin from the book, The Russian Experiment in Art 1863 – 1922 (1962) by Camilla Gray; he goes on to explain that while he was attracted by what Rodchenko and Tatlin were up to, he was not interested in Kasimir Malevich. The second is that, growing up in Los Angeles, close to aircraft factories, he had a very strong math-science education...

The Guardian: Twenty-Six Siblings and a Child Labour Camp: How Lonnie Holley’s Epic Life Led to the Year’s Best Album

October 5, 2018

Traded for a bottle of whiskey as a child, he grew up with burlesque dancers and liquor store owners, and was nearly killed in a horrific car accident. Yet through his sculpture and music, he has become a true American visionary...

Frieze: Artist Jim Shaw Explains His Frieze London Presentation

October 4, 2018

The artist talks about the inspiration behind his gilded wallpaper-mounted installation at Frieze London...

Hyperallergic: The Quiet Chaos in Lee Ufan’s New Paintings

October 4, 2018

Painter Lee Ufan coats an aesthetic of applied philosophy onto his highly conceptual, abstract paintings. That’s probably obvious to anyone who’s seen the master of meditative minimalism’s work...

Artforum: Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary

October 1, 2018

Through its evocation of physical and psychological borders and, by implication, the global resurgence in nationalism and the ideological duplicity of Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall and Theresa May’s Brexit, Pia Camil’s exhibition “Split Wall” provides a glimpse into the emotional undercurrents of this small city’s relationship with wider issues—surprisingly enough, given that this is the Mexican artist’s first solo exhibition in Britain...

Brooklyn Rail: Paul Mogensen with Dan Gratz

October 1, 2018

Paul Mogensen became known for his single-color many paneled paintings utilizing mathematical ratios, which were first shown at the Bykert Gallery in New York City in 1966...

Japan Times: Simple Vessels of Complex Self-Reflection

September 2, 2018

Relaxing in the kitchen of his water-side home in Isumi, a small quiet city in Chiba Prefecture, artist Kazunori Hamana is surrounded by jars of homemade umeboshi (pickled plums) and unusual items from around the world...

GQ Style: Portrait Mode

September 1, 2018

Tokyo Weekender Guide: Yukie Ishikawa

September 1, 2018

In the late 1980s, Yukie Ishikawa was part of the Japanese New Painting movement in which artists explored subversive artistic languages in response to the design and advertisement culture...

Art in America: Wendell Dayton at Blum & Poe

September 1, 2018

In the 1960s, after graduating from Indiana University and moving to New York, sculptor Wendell Dayton worked as an informal studio assistant to Robert Grosvenor...

Purple Magazine: Interview with Henry Taylor

September 1, 2018

Elephant Magazine: Carroll Dunham’s Nude Wrestlers Reveal Tenderness and Brutality

August 24, 2018

“The level of discomfort my paintings generate has always surprised me.” Osman Can Yerebakan meets with Connecticut-based artist Carroll Dunham to discuss vulnerability, toxic masculinity and the timeless act of wrestling...

Elephant Magazine: Yoshitomo Nara’s Lessons in Clay

August 17, 2018

Romina Provenzi meets with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara at his creative retreat in northern Japan, where the two discuss Nara’s far-reaching practice alongside his motives for establishing N’s YARD and the importance of spontaneous discovery...

T Magazine: Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era

August 13, 2018

The artist Darren Bader had been in Rome for a spell, and was passing through Palermo on his way to several weeks at the beach on the Tyrrhenian coast. We agreed to meet in Palermo, where we could visit the city’s sunstruck churches, with their grandiose, almost careless accretion of centuries of styles, and converse along the way...

Korea Herald: Yun Hyong-keun Retrospective at MMCA: ‘True Sorrow is Connected to True Beauty’

August 7, 2018

Dark-colored columns and planes lie on giant linen and cotton canvases. Upon a close look, one can see the gradation of colors on the rough textures of the canvases...

Apollo Magazine: The Strangely Familiar World of Pia Camil

August 3, 2018

Pia Camil invites us to view her new and existing output in a detached landscape; there is to be no connection between the city streets outside and the art inside. This is surprising for an artist who has spent a large part of her career creating work in response to urban spaces, economics and the media...

Mousse Magazine: Mohamed Bourouissa "Urban Riders"

August 1, 2018

This is not the first appearance in a museum for Urban Riders, Mohamed Bourouissa’s exhibition that opened at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on January 26...

Architectural Digest: Inside the Sublime World of Late Sculptor JB Blunk

July 30, 2018

 Imagine living not only in the midst of pristine natural surroundings but actually feeling truly embraced by them, breathing in warm woody aromas as an abundance of curvaceous redwood forms hug you inward. Such is the state of being inside the intimate, hand-built abode of the late prolific American sculptor JB Blunk...

New Yorker: Henry Taylor's Promiscuous Painting

July 30, 2018

Dazed Digital: The Community Garden in Liverpool Built as a Site for Resilience

July 20, 2018

French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa’s latest project offers a diverse community a place for growth...

Artsy: Examining Henry Taylor’s Groundbreaking Paintings of the Black Experience

July 16, 2018

The Los Angeles–based artist Henry Taylor, known for his empathetic portraits of friends, fellow artists, historical figures, and even psychiatric patients, has been named the winner of the 2018 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize...

Brooklyn Rail: Thornton Dial Takes Fifth Ave

July 11, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, Thornton Dial (1928 – 2016) received his first solo exhibition at a New York City museum, Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger. More precisely, he received two: the show dually debuted at the American Folk Art Museum and the New Museum of Contemporary Art...

Culture Type: Artist Tony Lewis is Now Represented by Blum & Poe Gallery

July 3, 2018

Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis has joined Blum & Poe. The gallery announced its representation of the Lewis one year after hosting its first show with the artist. “Tony Lewis: Jot” (April 28-June 17, 2017) presented new colored pencil and graphite drawings and was also the artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles...

Artsy: Wendell Dayton

June 29, 2018

In the Shadow Hills section of Sunland—a semi-rural Los Angeles municipality where yellow signs warn motorists to “share the road” with equestrians—there’s a dusty lot on the corner of Art Street...

T Magazine: A California Sculptor Gets His Moment in the Sun, at Age 80

June 28, 2018

At the age of 80, the sculptor Wendell Dayton is having his first major show, a six-decade survey of his work at the Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe...

Artforum: Dave Muller at Blum & Poe, New York

June 6, 2018

In Dave Muller's current solo exhibition, multicolored drips trickle down the wall from part of a mural (w+m, all works cited, 2018) that reads: “WORDS and MUSIC.”

The Brooklyn Rail: Carroll Dunham

June 5, 2018

Carroll Dunham employs a dictionary of forms to tell his story—men are penises, women are breasts and vaginas, and nature is reduced to google-eyed beasts and the placid and bland but vaguely threatening background of the forest...

Autre Magazine : Penny Slinger

June 1, 2018

Los Angeles Times: At Blum & Poe, Bow Down to the Painting of Mimi Lauter

May 30, 2018

Mimi Lauter’s ebullient pastel works at Blum & Poe play with the format of multipart European altarpieces, creating the effect of a chapel in the large downstairs gallery...

Tokyo Art Beat: Peekaboo!

May 25, 2018

It should come as no surprise that Tomoo Gokita’s Peekaboo at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery is, as the title suggests, entirely about surprises. 

Ocula: A Conversation with Anya Gallaccio

May 21, 2018

Anya Gallaccio's practice is characterised by the twin notions of control and transition and, in particular, how each can be implemented and represented. Her approach often involves setting in motion a process and then letting go...

British GQ: A Year in the Life of Julian Schnabel

May 15, 2018

Twelve new calendrical works and an impressionistic Van Gogh biopic confirm the versatile precocity of the maximalist master of the Eighties, Julian Schnabel...

The Times: The New Lindisfarne Castle — It’s a Wrap

May 4, 2018

Anya Gallaccio, an artist used to making memorable statements, is leading the way through Lindisfarne Castle, a National Trust property on Holy Island, Northumberland. Built as a gun emplacement by Henry VIII to deter invaders from the north, it owes its grandeur to Sir Edwin Lutyens, who enlarged and converted it into a castle-cum-luxury holiday home from 1903.

Sculpture Magazine: Solange Pessoa

May 1, 2018

Artforum: Kishio Suga

May 1, 2018

“I constantly think about how to confuse or distort the typical order of things,” artist Kishio Suga wrote for a 2005 essay anthologized in Kishio Suga’s Work from a Zen Perspective (2008)...

ArtReview: Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

May 1, 2018

Rich and flat and saturated as hell, all the colours in this decades-spanning exhibition by late painter Robert Colescott (1925–2009) cream and matt across history, from ancient pools through Old West skirmishes into more modern dalliances clipped from dirty magazines and canned ads...

Artspeak: Dave Muller

April 30, 2018

In over fifty new paintings depicting the circular labels of assorted vinyl albums and singles, Muller draws upon his endless fascination and encyclopedic knowledge of music and its capacity to shape both individual and cultural identities...

New Yorker: Kishio Suga

April 16, 2018

Black, white, and the tawny hues of bare wood dominate the Japanese artist’s geometric abstractions, hybrids of painting and assemblage...

Wallpaper: Linder Sterling's Punk Feminist Collages Give a British Countryside Art Crawl a New Edge

April 13, 2018

Launched in 2015, The Grand Tour celebrates the interwoven art, architecture, cultural heritage and landscape of Nottingham and Derbyshire. Since its inception, big-shot British male art stars like Simon Starling and Pablo Bronstein have helped put this UK missive into the international spotlight...

Brooklyn Rail: Kishio Suga

April 4, 2018

To see in artifice a natural yet invisible gesture is to be open to more than what is most obviously present...

Flash Art: Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe / Los Angeles

April 2, 2018

In a politically correct culture, it’s liberating and unnerving to step into Robert Colescott’s exhibition at Blum and Poe, where the late painter revels in representations of stereotypes...

New York Times: Questions of Race and Inequality Among ‘Urban Cowboys

March 28, 2018

Cowboys remain an American emblem to the French. They have seen enough westerns to have a clear idea of what cowboys should look like: proud, rugged, dirt-flecked — and white...

AnOther Magazine: Inside the Mind of Linder, an Icon of Contemporary Collage

March 26, 2018

“It’s essentially a huge collage – it’s the inside of my head,” says artist Linder, ahead of her newly opened exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, titled The House of Fame. The gloomily lit room in which we stand is named The House of Rest, and along with three further gallery spaces...

Los Angeles Times: In Robert Colescott's Works at Blum & Poe, Nothing is Black and White

March 25, 2018

The world has changed — two or three times — since Robert Colescott (1925-2009) made the 20 paintings and 21 drawings in his exhibition at Blum & Poe. But some things haven’t changed, and they are the subjects of his rambunctious pictures...

Guardian: The Return of Punk Artist Linder

March 22, 2018

The scene: inside Nottingham Contemporary gallery. A dialogue is unfolding between the artist, Linder, and a visitor from Cambridge University Library, who has come bearing an item for the exhibition she is curating...

New York Times: Julian Schnabel’s Art on His Own Terms

March 14, 2018

On a Friday in Costa Rica, the artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel was waiting for his surfboards. They were tied up in customs, but finally arrived that January morning...

Smithsonian Magazine: This Artist Deconstructed His Love and Fascination for Calvin and Hobbes

March 14, 2018

Tony Lewis finds a new way of writing poetry, through artistry, and his assemblage of cut-up dialog balloons from Bill Watterson’s much-loved comic strip...

Sydney Morning Herald: Yukinori Yanagi's Eerie Vision

March 7, 2018

In Cockatoo Island's cavernous power generation room, banks of switches and electrical dials line the walls, vast generators are bolted to the tessellated floor and dusty tools lie on benches, apparently undisturbed for decades...

Hyperallergic: Making Art from Global Trade Routes

March 3, 2018

฿o₫៛€$ features new and old work, including inkjet prints on canvas that consider the language of global maritime trading routes, sculptural renditions of shipping mechanisms, and a video that functions as the junction of the artist’s lines of inquiry...

The Art Newspaper: Sam Durant and Anne Ellegood

February 23, 2018

It has been more than six months since the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis faced an overdose of art-world controversy: Native American protests over Sam Durant’s sculpture Scaffold that quickly led to its removal...

Brooklyn Rail: Alvaro Barrington & David Weiss

February 7, 2018

In the American sitcom, A Different World, The Cosby Show’s Denise Huxtable goes to college. The series, which aired on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1992, centered on students at the fictional historically black Hillman College in Virginia...

Art Agenda: pascALEjandro’s “Alchemical Love”

February 7, 2018

For true mystics, there is no division between the real and the spiritual. The symbolic folds into our lives, shaping the world and us in it...

Garage Magazine: Ex-Punk Linder Sterling Is at Home with Opulence

February 5, 2018

The one-time Buzzcocks house artist becomes "a demigod of the printed page" in her residency at England's Chatsworth House...

Wallpaper: Alma Allen & JB Blunk

February 4, 2018

The two Californian artists never actually met, (Allen continues to work, recently relocating from Joshua Tree to Mexico City; Blunk passed away in 2002) yet the resonances between their practices are uncanny: corporeal curves, cheeky, prodding phallus shapes, curls of bronze, marble, ceramic and wood that make their materials look soft, malleable and sensual...

New Yorker: Julian Hoeber

February 1, 2018

To depict one’s own consciousness may be a tall order, but that’s the long-standing mission of this Los Angeles artist. It takes enthralling if, at times, high-handed form here in a series of sculptural models of fantasy architecture and trompe-l’oeil paintings of vision boards...

Artnet News: Matt Saunders

January 24, 2018

In Poems of Our Climate, Saunders presents a series of new oil on chiffon paintings, copper-plate etchings and photographs, along with a large-scale animation installation...

Hyperallergic: Françoise Grossen's Gift of Quietude

December 23, 2017

Two years after Blum & Poe mounted fiber artist Françoise Grossen’s first survey in the United States, her third show with the gallery feels like a gift of quietude...

Artforum: Françoise Grossen at Blum & Poe New York

December 15, 2017

In the two years since septuagenarian Swiss-born artist Françoise Grossen mounted her first show here, several institutional exhibitions have positioned her as one of the most inventive fiber artists of her generation...

Bay State Banner: ‘Plunder,’ Tony Lewis

December 15, 2017

“The plunder of black life was drilled into this country in its infancy and reinforced across its history,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in his 2015 book, “Between the World and Me,” a meditation on America’s still-virulent legacy of slavery that won the National Book Award for nonfiction...

BOMB Magazine: Studio Visit

December 4, 2017

Fresh out of graduate school in London, the studio was transplanted into the museum, marking the emerging artist’s first solo museum exhibition. I did a “studio visit” with Alvaro after the opening, and we talked about the project...

Los Angeles Times: Lynda Benglis at Blum & Poe

December 1, 2017

Lynda Benglis would never claim, as Jackson Pollock did, that she was nature. But a wide-ranging exhibition of her irrepressible works at Blum & Poe in Culver City does what nature does: moves us in ways we don’t fully understand and connects us to processes that are bigger than all of us...

Mousse Magazine: Combining Histories

December 1, 2017

Alvaro Barrington’s paintings attend to combinations of materials, movements, and references both art historical and cultural in a broader sense. Bright hibiscus flowers evoke bodily forms and tones, while thick yarns more explicitly delineate body parts...

ArtReview: Alexander Tovborg altars of humanity & the symbol has resurrected

December 1, 2017

Of late, many artists and critics have decried the toxic effects of greed on contemporary art and, more cogently, society. Few, however, have broached this fraught subject with the hallucinatory vision, iconographic complexity and references to tradition-rooted morality that Alexander Tovborg develops in these complementary shows...

GQ Style: Inside Friedrich Kunath’s Amazing World of Sublime Art, Classic Cars and Obscure Scents

November 27, 2017

Born in East Berlin but at home in East L.A., painter Friedrich Kunath makes airbrushed canvases layered with strange cartoon figures, blazing sunsets, and deep thoughts...

 

Artsy: How the Midwest Made Artists Out of Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw

November 22, 2017

Jim Shaw and the late Mike Kelley have fully cemented their reputations as the quintessential Los Angeles artists of the postmodern era...

Forbes: Can Los Angeles Be Made To Look Intellectual? On The Photographs Of Florian Maier-Aichen

November 13, 2017

In a world saturated with digital images, Maier-Aichen’s photographic works stand out. In his current exhibition at 303 Gallery, half of the images are fairly straightforward landscapes that have been manipulated to produce surreal colors....

Terremoto: Solange Pessoa

November 8, 2017

Blum & Poe presents a solo exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and installations by Brazilian artist Solange Pessoa, her first in the US...

Artforum: Lynda Benglis at Blum & Poe

November 1, 2017

Resembling a melting hillock, comically propped up with an array of bars cast in stainless steel, HILLS AND CLOUDS, 2014, is a wonder to behold, an enormous sculpture in which Lynda Benglis’s depth of material knowledge is matched by a sheer ambition of scale...

ArtAsiaPacific: For Better or Worse

November 1, 2017

New Yorker: Françoise Grossen

November 1, 2017

One of the most enthralling objects in this decades-spanning exhibition is the sprawling “Mermaid I,” from 1978. Woven from twisted rope, a trio of eight-foot-long fish-tail braids meet where the mythic creature’s torso would start...

Art in America: Mohamed Bourouissa at Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

October 24, 2017

Throughout his career, Mohamed Bourouissa has anchored his projects in collaboration with friends and strangers. His Barnes Foundation exhibition, titled “Urban Riders” and constituting his first solo show in the United States, comprised eighty-five works related to the time he spent with Philadelphia’s Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club...

Patch: Matt Saunders Exhibition Opens at St. Louis Art Museum

October 19, 2017

Saunders works across a variety of media to challenge the boundaries of painting, printmaking, photography and animation. Drawing on source material from avant-garde films to found photographs and using his own invented techniques...

CNN Style: Sex Work Exhibition

October 6 – September 6, 2017

During the 1970s, a span of work from a group of revolutionary, sex-positive female artists was deemed too sexually explicit to be put on show...

Hyperallergic: Friedrich Kunath Plays With Scent, Sense, and Sentiment

October 4, 2017

Friedrich Kunath’s latest exhibition is fragrant with nostalgia, melancholy, and whims...

Brooklyn Rail: Julian Schnabel with Phong Bui

September 7, 2017

Since I first arrived to New York City in the fall of 1985, in search of an artistic and bohemian existence, Julian Schnabel has been a figure with epic stature, always in the news, then as today...

Garage Magazine: How to Turn a Studio into a Rumpus Room into an Exhibition

August 28, 2017

"My think tank's in here," says Friedrich Kunath as he walks me past a Bond-worthy Jaguar E-Type, a rolling sculpture of sorts that anchors the foyer of his sprawling 14,000-square-foot studio in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of El Sereno...

Purple Magazine: Mark Grotjahn

August 1, 2017

If I went to work and didn’t know what I was going to do, I would spiral to the point where it might take me a whole day to recover. So I always have the next thing planned out. Someone from my studio will e-mail me a photo of the painting in progress. That way, I can draw over it at home, so when I go back to the studio I start with my notes...

Artforum: Kishio Suga at Dia:Chelsea

July 24, 2017

A founding member of the Japanese art movement Mono-ha, Kishio Suga was born in Morioka, Japan, in 1944 and currently lives and works in Ito City, Japan...

Artforum: Jim Shaw at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

July 20, 2017

A visual maelstrom of black-and-white screen prints and paintings opens Jim Shaw's exhibit: their marks swirl and overlap, subsuming figures distorted as if they were reflections in a fun-house mirror...

ArtSlant: Jim Shaw Transforms a Former Masonic Temple into a Postmodern Hellscape

July 20, 2017

One can’t help but think of the current political climate when looking at Jim Shaw’s apocalyptic installation The Wig Museum, one of two inaugural exhibitions at the new Marciano Art Foundation in Central LA...

Garage: Mark Grotjahn & Alex Israel In Conversation

July 14, 2017

The two artists discuss their shared affection for Justin Bieber and Instagram, as well as the information superhighways found in Grotjahn's work...

Los Angeles Times: At Blum & Poe, a 'Cosmic Garden' of Ghostly Beauty

July 14, 2017

n her entrancing second show at Blum & Poe, L.A. painter Theodora Allen continues to visualize the space of dreams and visions. Her two new bodies of work evoke a state of altered consciousness: Physical reality feels muted, spiritual awareness elevated...

Ocula: Ha Chong-Hyun in Conversation

July 13, 2017

Among the now internationally acclaimed Dansaekhwa artists, Ha Chong-Hyun (b. South Korea, 1935) is notable for his undeniable influence on the shifting landscape of Korean art in the 1960s and '70s...

Artnews: Dia Art Foundation Acquires Works by Lee Ufan and Kishio Suga

July 10, 2017

Dia Art Foundation has added eight works by the artists Lee Ufan and Kishio Suga to its collection...

Frieze: Pia Camil at Dallas Contemporary

June 27, 2017

This history hums in the background of ‘Bara, Bara, Bara’, Pia Camil’s current solo exhibition, which occupies nearly 1,200 square metres of the cavernous, converted warehouse of Dallas Contemporary. ‘A Pot for a Latch’, Camil’s 2016 solo project at New York’s New Museum, invited visitors to add to and take from commercial goods she installed on grid-like racks...

Austin Chronicle: to see if time was there at Laguna Gloria

June 23, 2017

Anya Gallaccio's to see if time was there is a massive tree stump made from Texas limestone and modeled on a specific sequoia tree. The stone is white so that the stump looks like an albino of the species, or a husk, like a discarded snake skin or the dried corpse of a Texas pill bug...

Carla Magazine: Interview with Penny Slinger

June 21, 2017

Penelope Slinger was born in London in 1947 and graduated from Chelsea Art College in 1969 with a body of work made as a feminist reaction to Max Ernst’s collages. Since then, Penny’s art practice has constantly shifted mediums and viewpoints irrespective of art world...

LA Weekly: Carroll Dunham at Blum & Poe

June 14, 2017

Two long-haired, nearly identical naked men wrestle in Carroll Dunham’s The Golden Age drawings, on view at Blum & Poe. They’re in a mostly empty landscape, underneath a cartoonish tree, often with a bemused, dark-haired dog looking on...

Culture Type: Figuring History

June 11, 2017

The Seattle Art Museum is organizing a major exhibition of three critically recognized African American artists—Robert Colescott (1925-2009), Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas...

Mousse Magazine: Darren Bader "Forest / Trees" at Greenspon Gallery, NY

June 1, 2017

The best thing about a Darren Bader “work” is that you may not know it’s a “work” at all. It just “is,” and often barely perceptible as such, like the infamous two burritos on a windowsill at MoMA PS1, left to rot in the sun, un-labeled...

Mousse Magazine: Systemic Paper at Blum & Poe, Tokyo

May 31, 2017

The paper in each part of Dorothea Rockburne’s series Locus I-VI (1972) is pretty unforgiving. The mixture of lines and edges are slow to reveal detail and require more than a causal glance to let that detail sink in and solidify. But in the company of Korean painter Kwon Young-woo and Japanese artist Rakuko Naito, working with paper takes on something unexpected...

Flash Art: Gavin Kenyon

May 24, 2017

There are no bodies in Gavin Kenyon’s exhibition at Blum & Poe New York — only their contours in the garments that cover, seal and protect them...

South China Morning Post: Yukinori Yanagi

May 14, 2017

Yukinori Yanagi uses ants to tunnel through images of flags and money made of sand, as a critique of borders and the symbols of power that separate us...

Port Magazine: Julian Schnabel: New York’s Renaissance Man

May 1, 2017

Port meets the Brooklyn-born artist, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, father and man about town during an afternoon at his home and studio...

Art in America: Kishio Suga

April 25, 2017

Kishio Suga's exhibition offered a careful choreography of sticks leaning against wood panels, ropes wrapped around rocks, fabric strips twisted around curved metal plates...

Interview Magazine: Henry Taylor's Truth

March 28, 2017

Henry Taylor paints people as they are—in their homes, on the street—but he’s more than a portraitist of everyday America. His depictions of friends, strangers, and public figures are deceptively simple; his matter-of-fact approach results in works that seem as though the subject is truly present before you, while suggesting histories both personal and collective...

Elephant Magazine: 5 Questions with Tomoo Gokita

March 21, 2017

I’ve been asking around about Tomoo Gokita, and I’ve heard various things: he likes beer and boobs and wrestling. He used to do drawings, but now he paints. He’s a hero among the many underground scenes in Tokyo...

Korea Times: Kwon Young-woo Discovers 'Koreanness' in Paper

March 19, 2017

Korean artist Kwon Young-woo (1923-2013) spent his entire career pursuing the essence of Oriental painting, but not in the traditional ink-and-wash method...

Art in America: Harvey Quaytman

March 16, 2017

Harvey Quaytman’s paintings of the 1980s and ’90s, a tight selection of which are on view here, bring the visual rhetoric associated with transcendent abstraction down to earth...

Wall Street Journal: The Artist Who Was a Legend Before He Became a Legend

March 2, 2017

What's happening, bro?” booms the gravelly voice of Henry Taylor as he crosses South Los Angeles Street, a bustling offshoot of L.A.’s downtown Fashion District...

ArtAsiaPacific: Kishio Suga at Pirelli HangarBicocca

March 1, 2017

ArtAsiaPacific: Where I Work

March 1, 2017

Art in America: Sam Durant

February 28, 2017

Sam Durant imbues his work with morally fraught historical narratives of the sort that, properly understood, might make for a more effectual United States citizenry...

Los Angeles Times: Flower? Animal? Person? The Color-Drenched Questions in Mimi Lauter Drawings

February 17, 2017

Mimi Lauter's enthralling drawings have a visual grammar all their own. Their sense of scale is elusive and independent of their physical size. They feel immersive, whether small as a notebook page or large enough to dominate a wall...

Hyperallergic: Objects that Manifest the Contradictions of American History

February 11, 2017

Sam Durant’s exhibition Build Therefore Your Own World at Blum & Poe examines and creates points of connection between the transcendentalists and African Americans...

New York Times: Quentin Morris

February 2, 2017

Inspired by the civil rights movement, Quentin Morris began making all-black paintings and works on paper in 1963 and has continued to do so ever since...

Art in America: Room to Think

February 1, 2017

New Yorker: Matt Johnson

January 30, 2017

Exacting reproductions of everyday objects aren’t breaking news (the work of Robert Gober or Fischli & Weiss come to mind), but in this carefully orchestrated show the Los Angeles sculptor takes the technique on a challenging ride...

Riot Material: An Interview with Sam Durant

January 29, 2017

Multimedia artist Sam Durant is both an activist and artist who uses his work to highlight lesser known and forgotten histories. Through his art, he helps the public to uncover and acknowledge our histories, both in order to understand how we got to the present moment historically and to offer correctives now...

Quietus: A Cut Above

January 17, 2017

Richard Foster conducts an extensive interview on collage, carpets, punk, feminism, ballet and the insidiousness of The Great British Bake Off, with Linder Sterling: the groundbreaking multidisciplinary artist and founder member of legendary post-punks, Ludus...

Art Agenda: JB Blunk

January 12, 2017

Pottery is place, folded and fired. It is soil, stone, flora, topography, and climate, massaged by human tradition and technique. In Japan, the placeness of ceramics has been taken to an extreme with local variations in style proliferating across the island nation...

Frieze: JB Blunk at Blum & Poe, Tokyo

January 3, 2017

The late JB Blunk is best known as a mid-twentieth century US West Coast furniture maker, sculptor and self-styled architect. Along with earlier woodworker artisans including Wharton Esherick and Espenet Carpenter, he forms part of what has come retrospectively and somewhat loosely, to be considered a Californian modernist arts and crafts movement...

Artforum: Sam Durant at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

January 1, 2017

For this exhibition, Sam Durant reveals the palimpsests in America’s painful racial history...

Cura Magazine: Pia Camil Consumerist Abstraction

January 1, 2017

Highly coherent despite its spatial and formal variety, the work of Pia Camil presents us with a unique combination of problems that relate to urban spaces, the consumerist world and coexistence...

Art in America: Yukinori Yanagi

December 19, 2016

Yukinori Yanagi’s most comprehensive exhibition to date, “Wandering Position,” which comprised sixty-three artworks, project plans, and documentary photographs dating from 1986 to the present, occupied three spacious floors of the nonprofit BankART 1929...

ArtReview: Kishio Suga: Situations

December 1, 2016

The display of Kishio Suga’s retrospective Situations is simple: almost all the 23 sculptures on show (created since 1969 and ‘reactivated’ by the artist for the occasion) rest on the concrete floor of HangarBicocca’s open plan, forming a horizontal continuum interrupted only by the black columns bisecting the space...

ArtAsiaPacific: Reflections from Almanac 2016

December 1, 2016

Recently I’ve noticed that when I meet people who know my work, they say, “Oh you must be so busy!” I usually reply with something like, “Well, I’m getting by,” which probably gives people the impression that I’m quite reserved...

Artnews: Tied and True

November 23, 2016

Françoise Grossen’s career is undergoing a renaissance: the first U.S. survey of her work was held last year at Blum & Poe Gallery in New York, followed by exhibitions in Los Angeles, where the 73-year-old Swiss artist was a student before moving to Manhattan, in 1969...

Wallpaper: On Reflection

November 21, 2016

A man takes a picture of himself: he stands proudly, arms behind his back, head turned towards the camera, mouth slightly open...

T Magazine: A Little House in the Big Woods

November 17, 2016

In the sleepy Marin County town of Inverness, on a remote wooded ridge that overlooks the wide blue sweep of the Tomales Bay, sits a modest, low-slung redwood cabin that the late multidisciplinary artist-craftsman JB Blunk built entirely by hand...

Ssense (blog): Friedrich Kunath's Elegant Failures

November 15, 2016

It is on one of those timeless L.A. late afternoons that we visit the artist Friedrich Kunath in his studio—timeless because the sun set just as gloriously on this day as on each of the 364 other days of the year in this city...

AnOther Magazine: The Artist Creating a New European History

November 8, 2016

Janne Villadsen sits down with Danish artist Alexander Tovborg to discuss his ambitious vision to rewrite his continent's past, through the prism of faith and mythology...

Musee Magazine: Dirty Girl

November 1, 2016

Artforum: Quentin Morris

November 1, 2016

The portable hole is a deus ex machina of sorts, a black circle that doubles as a teleportation device...

Artforum: Shio Kusaka at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

November 1, 2016

More than one hundred ceramic vessels and figurines by Shio Kusaka populated a single pedestal (topped with light-pink Formica) that coursed through the three galleries of Blum & Poe’s ground floor...

Los Angeles Times: Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe

October 10, 2016

The people in paintings by Henry Taylor tend to loom. Not in a grandiose or threatening way, but in a portentous one. These people matter...

ArtAsiaPacific: BLACK

September 1, 2016

Purple Magazine: Stronger Than Paradise

September 1, 2016

Carroll Dunham, or Tip, as his friends call him, is a perfect painter. Do you know what I mean by that? Me, neither. But I’m pretty sure it’s true. He has a vision — a discrete, evolved, impeccably worked-out vision...

Artforum: Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

September 1, 2016

Days later, the gallery’s still dank with the hotboxed aroma of weed. At the opening of Henry Taylor’s fourth exhibition with this gallery, a film that the artist collaborated on with Kahlil Joseph screened in a shadowy room where a crew of Rastafarians smoked very large spliffs in quietude, just as they do in Wizard of the Upper Amazon, 2016...

Boston Globe: Concord's Old Manse Holds Community Discussions on African American Struggles

August 11, 2016

’A site considered by many the historic center of Concord’s political, literary, and social revolutions is playing host to an outdoor art installation and series of discussions on the challenges faced by African-Americans from Revolutionary times to the present...

 

Los Angeles Times: In This 1977 Sculpture, a Message for the Black Lives Matter Era

August 1, 2016

Francoise Grossen’s exhibition at Blum & Poe consists of a single work, but it is a commanding one...

W Magazine: At Home and in the Studio with Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood

July 7, 2016

The Japanese artist Shio Kusaka just opened a refined show of delicate, porcelain ceramics at Los Angeles’s Blum & Poe gallery, but the clay figures most prominently visible at her nearby studio in Culver City told a different story...

Wallpaper: Shio Kusaka's Vibrant Vessels Arrive at LA's Blum & Poe

July 6, 2016

Shio Kusaka, however, has ironically conceived and created a slick summer blockbuster in her current exhibition at Blum & Poe, clustered with artworks that, upon first glance, look like they could be at home in any chic living room shoot...

Brooklyn Rail: Paul Mogensen – Painting

July 1, 2016

In a review of Paul Mogensen’s second solo exhibition in the late 1960s (at the Bykert Gallery, whose roster also included Carl Andre, Brice Marden, and David Novros), Hilton Kramer gave a succinct, two-sentence description of the paintings’ color, arrangement, and progression, concluding with “that’s all."

BBC News: Anya Gallaccio Breaks Out With First Permanent Art Work

June 28, 2016

Former Turner Prize-nominee Anya Gallaccio has made her name creating transient works using organic material, famously placing hundreds of gerberas behind Perspex and coating gallery walls with chocolate. Her new work, however, could not be more permanent, cast as it is in metal...

Ocula: Yoshitomo Nara in Conversation

May 9, 2016

In Hong Kong, during April, to receive one of three prestigious Asia Arts Game Changer awards from the Asia Society, Yoshitomo Nara spoke to Ocula about his work, and how he finds the solitude he needs to create, by living in the small and distant city of Aomori, in northern Japan...

BOMB Magazine: Car Talk by Mary Simpson & Carroll Dunham

April 29, 2016

Something you may not know about artist Carroll Dunham is that he loves road trips; he will drive to Iowa to watch the HBO filming of Girls just because it’s an excuse to drive to Iowa. Mary Simpson loves chatting with someone in a car for the same reason she prefers sitting with someone at the bar instead of a table; seated side by side and gazing in the same direction gives a different angle to a conversation—you’re both looking, only not at each other. For this conversation they drove to Connecticut just before a snowstorm...

Blouin Artinfo: Susumu Koshimizu’s Latest Explorations in Wood at Blum & Poe Tokyo

April 20, 2016

New works from Japanese sculptor Susumu Koshimizu are coming to Blum & Poe in Tokyo this spring, bringing the artist’s iconic minimalism to the gallery for the first time...

Klassik International: Kazunori Hamana

April 13, 2016

Art in America: Zhu Jinshi

March 24, 2016

Zhu Jinshi’s first solo exhibition in New York showcased three decades of the artist’s paintings in two separate but complementary styles. His “allover” works cover the canvas completely with paint up to six inches thick...

Wallpaper: Getting Violet

March 22, 2016

I guess we’re trying to find my thread,’ explained Julian Schnabel, dressed in purple pajamas and a jacket from his Blind Girl Surf Club collaboration with RVCA, during a preview of ’Infinity on Trial’, his debut exhibition with Blum & Poe and first solo show in Los Angeles in nearly a decade...

Artforum: Mohamed Bourouissa at La Galerie Pfriem, SCAD Lacoste

March 18, 2016

For his exhibition “Le Miroir,” Paris-based Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa photographed staged settings with his friends and neighbors, part of that portion of the population known to many in Paris as Les Banlieusards...

ArtAsiaPacific: Yun Hyong-keun at Blum & Poe, New York

March 1, 2016

ArtAsiaPacific: Painting Between Past and Future

March 1, 2016

Despite his many artistic transformations, Kwon Young-woo (1926–2013) managed to provoke several versions of the same response over the course of his six-decade career...

ArtAsiaPacific: Two Worlds

March 1, 2016

Painting, photography and film are at the heart of Matt Saunders’s current exhibition, “Two Worlds,” at Blum & Poe gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition features two new bodies of work that are interrelated.

Artnews: The Shape-Shifter

February 25, 2016

You notice her face first. This is odd, because she’s nude, her body bronzed and oiled, with one wiry arm holding a large double-sided dildo between her legs. Her eyes aren’t even in play; a pair of white sunglasses covers them...

Conceptual Fine Arts: Interview with Zhu Jinshi

February 19, 2016

In Summer of 2012 we travelled around China trying to get a firsthand experience of what at that time was a wide art world phenomenon called Chinese contemporary art...

New York Times: Shedding New Light on the Late Dutch Artist Karel Appel

February 4, 2016

“After the death of an artist, you can have a new look, a fresh look, and suddenly you can see things that you didn’t see before,” Franz Kaiser, the curator of a retrospective of work by the Dutch artist Karel Appel at the Gemeentemuseum here, said as he walked past Appel’s deceptively childlike early canvases and sculpture...

Hyperallergic: Resisting Totality: The Paintings of Zhu Jinshi

January 30, 2016

A precocious youth forced to work in a factory during the Cultural Revolution, the painter Zhu Jinshi afterwards joined the seminal new art group the Stars (星星), producing works that dabbled in the imported medium of abstraction...

Architectural Digest: 6 Colorful Works by Chinese Artist Zhu Jinshi

January 27, 2016

Your first up-close encounter with the abstractions of Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi can be something of a shock. The paint, caked on as thick as cement, is vigorously pushed, pulled, and scraped across enormous canvases, producing kaleidoscopic surfaces that look a bit like an asphalt highway buckled by an earthquake...

New York Times: Thornton Dial, Outsider Artist Whose Work Told of Black Life, Dies at 87

January 26, 2016

Thornton Dial, a self-taught artist whose paintings and assemblages fashioned from scavenged materials told the story of black struggle in the South and found their way to the permanent collections of major museums, died on Monday at his home in McCalla, Ala...

Vulture: How Art Star Mark Grotjahn Became Art Star

January 20, 2016

Mark Grotjahn is widely recognized for his painting prowess. Since the mid-1990s, he’s made radiating butterfly-wing-like bursts of rainbow color that create schisms in vision; since the mid-2000s, he’s fashioned canvases with rich thickets of raffialike lines that allude to abstract faces and raw abstraction. 

Hyperallergic: Drawing on Humanity’s Animal Nature

January 7, 2016

Karel Appel would start drawing by shimmering bright muck or line around until it eventually formed into semi-abstract philosophical lava, or monkey shit, or the poetry of release...

Frieze: Jim Shaw

January 1, 2016

Art in America: In the Studio

December 17, 2015

Early last fall, I spoke with Carroll Dunham at his drawing studio, a small, sunlit room in the corner of his Williamsburg apartment overlooking the East River. At the time, he was preparing to move to another floor in the building, and there was scant trace of any artistic presence in the space. The walls were bare. A collection of gleaming silver rulers lay on a table alongside a pencil sharpener and little else...

Artnews: It’s a Toxic Soup of Ego and Higher Callings’

December 7, 2015

It’s almost like animals allow me to represent personality. The horse, some birds, a dog—it’s not that I have a zoological obsession with the animal kingdom, but after I finished these paintings, I realized that the animals appear to have more of an inner life than the people do...

Artforum: Yun Hyong-keun at Blum & Poe, New York

December 4, 2015

The refusal to create a “clear image,” a critic once said of Yun Hyong-keun's work after seeing it exhibited at the National Museum of Modern Art of Seoul in 1974, came out of a privileging of texture—which compromised painting’s “image-bearing function.” 

ArtAsiaPacific: Lee Ufan at Versailles

December 1, 2015

Artforum: Julian Hoeber

November 27, 2015

Julian Hoeber’s exhibition “The Inward Turn” pivots around the idea of an imaginary airport terminal from which people take off only to return to the same point, as if traveling the length of a Mobius strip or circumnavigating a Klein bottle...

Artsy: Ha Chong-Hyun Continues to Experiment

November 16, 2015

Conjunction, the title that Korean artist Ha Chong-Hyun has given all of his paintings since the early 1970s, is also the title of his most recent solo show at Tina Kim Gallery in New York...

Artnews: ‘The Spirals of His Mind Are Tightly Wound and Mysterious’: Matthew Weinstein on Jim Shaw at the New Museum

October 29, 2015

The “First Papers Of Surrealism” exhibition, a collaboration between Andre Breton and Marcel Duchamp, was held in New York City in 1942. It was a visual manifesto for the European-born movement, and Duchamp chose for its catalogue cover an image of a piece of Swiss cheese. Aesthetically, the American artist Jim Shaw, whose mid-career retrospective is now on view at the New Museum...

Interview Magazine: The End of Jim Shaw

October 23, 2015

For more than three decades, Los Angeles-based artist Jim Shaw has explored various mediums, ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation to staging shows made entirely of found objects—and by objects, we mean paintings purchased at thrift stores...

Elephant Magazine: Mohamed Bourouissa

October 22, 2015

For most people, ‘Paris’ means the city’s historic heart with its much-romanticized landmarks. But, beyond the Périphérique, the great boulevard encircling the tourist centre and separating it from the less-visited suburbs, there is another Paris—or rather, a multitude of different Parises, as the work of Mohamed Bourouissa has so eloquently shown...

Artnews: Sam Durant on ‘Labyrinth’

October 2, 2015

For the month of October, the artwork of inmates from Graterford State prison will hang beside items contributed by the general public along a chain-link fence installation set up in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall. The work, created by Los Angeles–based artist Sam Durant, forms part of an exhibition organized by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program...

Los Angeles Times: Gloppy Abandon Meets Elegant Restraint

September 21, 2015

Although he's been painting since the 1980s, this is Kazumi Nakamura's first solo exhibition in the U.S...

BOMB Magazine: Deana Lawson & Henry Taylor

September 15, 2015

Henry Taylor and I were introduced by our mutual friend and collector, AC Hudgins, at a MoMA PS1 function in 2012. When we met I was about to depart on my first trip to Haiti to do my photographic work...

Artnews: Matt Saunders Wins the Decordova Sculpture Park’s Rappaport Prize

September 4, 2015

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum announced today that Matt Saunders has won its Rappaport Prize, which is given annually to a contemporary artist whose practice is somehow involved with New England...

Kaleidoscope Asia: Mika Yoshitake Looks Back at the Art of Nobuo Sekine

September 1, 2015

Artsy: In Wild, Mythical Paintings, Alexander Tovborg Relieves Us of Religious Taboos

August 21, 2015

Despite the fact that artist Alexander Tovborg identifies with no one religion, and never has, he is engrossed in religious experience, mythology, and spirituality...

Artforum: Françoise Grossen at Blum & Poe New York

August 7, 2015

Dismissed as craft for decades, fiber as a sculptural medium is finally getting its much deserved due. The recent rediscovery of its many forgotten pioneers continues with this modest but must-see survey of work by the seventy-two-year-old Françoise Grossen—astonishingly, the New York–based Swiss artist’s first ever survey in the United States...

Los Angeles Times: Anya Gallaccio Sets 'Beautiful Minds' in Motion with 3-D Clay Printing in San Diego

August 7, 2015

British artist Anya Gallaccio covered a gallery floor with roses in Brussels, suspended apples in Amsterdam, worked with ice in London and painted walls with chocolate in Vienna and Los Angeles. In the course of each exhibition, the installations radically changed as her materials inevitably deteriorated.

New York Times: Françoise Grossen, a Fabric Artist Inspired by Other Fields

August 6 – 5, 2015

In the catalog for “Fiber Art: Sculpture 1960-Present,” an exhibition that’s been touring the United States since last year, Françoise Grossen offered a succinct description of her generation’s approach: “First we broke with the rectangle, then we broke with the wall.”

T Magazine: Dave Muller’s Three Day Weekend Playlist

July 13, 2015

“I’m trying to exhibit enthusiasm and see if it catches,” says the artist Dave Muller of Three Day Weekend, the meandering vacation-length shows he organized on “bank holidays” for more than a decade in the late ’90s and early ’00s...

Details: Emerging Artists to Watch Right Now

July 9, 2015

Art Asia Pacific: One Thousand Shades of Gray

July 1, 2015

Tomoo Gokita is an outsider among Tokyo art insiders. With his boyish charm, he is sociable yet reticent. He regularly declares his love for beer and professional wrestling—particularly the 1976 match between Japan’s Antonio Inoki and American champion boxer Muhammad Ali...

Artforum: Space Lee Ufan, Busan, Korea

June 17, 2015

On April 10, 2015, Space Lee Ufan opened at the Busan Museum of Art in Busan, South Korea. It is the second permanent venue dedicated to the artist...

Los Angeles Times: Mark Grotjahn at Blum & Poe

June 14, 2015

Almost 150 years ago, Friedrich Nietzsche invited us to think of wisdom as a digestive track issue. Rather than getting stuck in the mind-body dualism that had dogged European philosophy from Plato's day, the German philosopher suggested we digest ideas in the same way we digest food: drawing sustenance from the good stuff and eliminating the rest...

ArtAsiaPacific: Life Is Only One

June 1, 2015

The exhibition, organized by guest curator Fumio Nanjo, director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, and Asia Society’s in-house curator Dominique Chan, presents works that explore the artist’s burgeoning understanding of life’s transience...

Frieze: Kishio Suga at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

June 1, 2015

ArtReview: Lee Ufan

June 1, 2015

One of the leading lights of both Mono-ha and Dansaekhwa, for the past five decades the influential Korean artist has fused Eastern and Western philosophy to make works that concentrate attention on the slowness of experience, the encounter of human and natural orders, and the silent language of things...

Flash Art: Theodora Allen at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

May 18, 2015

Theodora Allen’s paintings have the lived-in feel of worn denim or vintage t-shirts. They are executed in light hues of blue, purple and green, all washed into a mood of late-afternoon burning into evening...

ArtAsiaPacific: Kishio Suga: Situated Latency

May 1, 2015

Los Angeles Times: Paintings by Theodora Allen Trippy But Not Trite

March 12, 2015

Theodora Allen paints in thin layers of oil, wiping away each addition before applying the next. The images that result are more visions than views. They have the consistency of meditations or memories, at once persuasive and elusive...

Ocula: Lynda Benglis in Conversation

February 28, 2015

In 1974, Lynda Benglis created one of the iconic works of recent art history, Centrefold. The work was presented as an advertisement in Artforum and featured the artist naked, save for a pair of sunglasses, her body oiled...

ARTNews: ‘For the Most Part It’s Introspection’: A Talk with Theodora Allen

February 18, 2015

Theodora Allen: I build the paintings up slowly by applying thin layers of oil paint and then, using a soft cloth, I systematically remove what I’ve laid down. With each pass of the cloth, the weave of the linen becomes more pronounced, and traces of color are left behind...

Artforum: Ha Chonghyun at Blum & Poe

February 1, 2015

Artforum: Alma Allen at Blum & Poe Los Angeles

January 19, 2015

These sculptures bend, loop, puddle, swirl, and arch in ways that are both exquisitely crafted and weirdly natural. Once I heard an earful of Alma Allen’s story, plump with struggle and shitty luck, his artwork beginning as a homeless street hustle, I understood how his gentle and enduring will shaped these works with their sensual skins and gravitational force...

Los Angeles Times: Alma Allen’s Abstract Sculptures Channel Nature’s Power at Blum & Poe

January 16, 2015

A bulbous piece of wood bears a series of nubby nodules that feel just a little bit sci-fi. A gourd-like shape carved out of black and red marble features a curious nose-like appendage that springs out to greet the viewer. And a piece of Yule marble is transformed into a ring so imperfectly supple it looks as if it were formed by hand...

Fabrik Magazine: Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum & Poe

January 1, 2015

Sculpture Magazine: Nobuo Sekine at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

January 1, 2015

Interview Magazine: Carroll Dunham and Becoming Woman

December 21, 2014

To follow the trajectory of the work of the artist Carroll Dunham is to embark on the birth of a universe of metaphor. Its inception begins with colorful, abstract paintings on wood veneer of anthropomorphic shapes littered with genitalia in the ’80s, evolving into aggressive phallus-nosed figures engaged in sexual combat in the ’90s...

Hyperallergic: Monochrome Sets You Free

December 16, 2014

I discovered the work of Ha Chonghyun in 2000 at an exhibition mounted at the Gwangju City Art Museum, curated by the art critic Yoon Jin Sup...

New York Times: Eternal Feminine

December 4, 2014

Alexander Tovborg, a Danish artist born in 1983, is making his New York debut with “Eternal Feminine,” a series of eye-catching paintings...

Inside \ Within: Tony Lewis's Epigrammatic Abstractions

December 1, 2014

Layers of graphite shavings create an opaque yet luminous film across the entirety of Tony’s studio, steadily imprinting the drawings that exist both on the walls and floor...

Elle: Inside the Home of Two of L.A.'s Fastest Rising Artists

November 26, 2014

Potter Shio Kusaka and painter Jonas Wood are taking on L.A.'s flourishing art scene. But first they have to tackle what's for dinner. The power couple invite Margaret Wappler to their Mar Vista home...

ArtAsiaPacific: Sublime Memory Garden

November 5, 2014

Named after the 1968 Japanese film of the same name, the band formed in 1973 with artists Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, filmmaker Cary Loren and lead vocalist Lynn Rovner at its core...

Artforum: Karel Appel at Blum & Poe New York

November 1, 2014

Karel Appel (1921–2006) was a key member of Cobra, an artist collective that banded together after World War II to survey not only the war’s destruction but also the possibilities of creation: Perhaps more than anything, it sought to bring “outside” energies to the project of Continental reconstruction...

Architectural Digest: Florian Maier-Aichen’s Photographs Go on Display at Blum & Poe

October 31, 2014

Florian Maier-Aichen first moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, using the Golden State’s epic sprawl—from the Malibu coastline to the Port of Long Beach—as a platform for his large-format aerial landscapes, often shot with infrared film to hypnotic effect...

Frieze: What’s Not to Like?

September 24, 2014

What? You’re a cat person? No way! So is Darren Bader. During his 2011 show at Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York, Bader released a statement explaining why his attempt to feature cats in the gallery hadn’t worked out: the artist realized they wouldn’t get along with the goats that would be wandering through one of his characteristically tidy arrays of incompatible objects...

Wall Street Journal: A False Sense of Security and Vivid Views of the World

September 12, 2014

It's odd to see flat-out expressionism turned into art history. Although the colors and impasto in Karel Appel's "Flying Head" (1974) look, with the exception of a hairline crack here and there, much like they probably did when the painting first came off the easel, there's a mysterious vibe of past-ness about them...

Interview Magazine: Barry McGee x Eddie Martinez

September 12, 2014

“It’s not hard to like Eddie,” says artist Barry McGee, of fellow artist Eddie Martinez. “Everything was already great.” McGee first met Martinez when the latter was an art handler working to install McGee’s show at a Boston gallery...

Japan Times: Tomoo Gokita's Painterly Coup

September 11, 2014

Elation was almost palpable at the opening of “The Great Circus,” Tomoo Gokita’s impressive first museum solo exhibition at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Chiba...

Widewalls: The Little Dog Laughed

July 23, 2014

Do the vastness of advertising industry and the ever-present symbolical universe of contemporary consumerism define the lifestyle of our generation? Is this a true representation of the dysfunctionality of modern society? These are not questionable stances for artist Pia Camil, but road signs for critical response to the reality which overwhelms our sense of expressional freedom...

Guardian: 'Traumatised' Pebble Pictures Exhibited to Mark Centenary of First World War

June 11, 2014

One small scorched pebble, described by the artist Anya Gallaccio as "traumatised" in an explosion at one of the eeriest places in England, stands for a century of sinister and secret events, many of them still covered by the Official Secrets Act...

Frieze: Matt Saunders

June 6, 2014

Matt Saunders continues to expand and merge the technical and representational reper­toires of photography, drawing and painting in a new body of work that remains anchored deep in cine­matic space and time, and that also gestures toward a more luminous poetic realm...

Architectural Digest: Minimalist Art Graces the Lawns at the Palace of Versailles

May 31, 2014

Grandeur and simplicity meet in Korean artist Lee Ufan’s series of installations at the Palace of Versailles...

Sleek Magazine: The Mechanics of Money

May 5, 2014

At the American artist's first ever show at Gallery Weekend Berlin, Sleek caught up with Hugh Scott-Douglas at Croy Nielsen to talk about the value of the image and interacting markets in his most recent work, based on banknotes and the "chopmarks" found on them...

Flaunt Magazine: Penny Slinger

April 28, 2014

T Magazine: Diamond in the Rough

April 11, 2014

From hawking his wares on the sidewalks of SoHo to showing them at the Whitney Biennial, the sculptor Alma Allen has taken the road less traveled to art world stardom...

Architectural Digest: Artist Shio Kusaka’s Mesmerizing Ceramic Pottery

April 1, 2014

The artist's poetic, seductive vessels step into the spotlight at the 2014 Whitney Biennial...

Elephant Magazine: Zhu Jinshi

April 1, 2014

Art Limited: Kazumi Nakamura

March 19, 2014

Los Angeles Magazine: Yoshitomo Nara

March 13, 2014

Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara has brought his trademark paintings and drawings of cute, impossibly cool kids—most of them girls—to Culver City’s Blum and Poe gallery seven times since the mid-1990s...

Japan Times: Kazumi Nakamura at The National Art Center, Tokyo

March 12, 2014

The oil paintings of Kazumi Nakamura — sometimes visually simple as the works of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, and at other times as complex as a Jackson Pollock...

Artforum: Close up: For Real

March 1, 2014

Everyday life is full of voids: the suspended nowhere of idling in traffic, the serpentine line at the post office, the dreary waiting room at the dentist’s, 3:00 am insomnia...

New York Times Magazine: Lonnie Holley, The Insider’s Outsider

January 23, 2014

One night in October, just a couple blocks from Harvard Square, a young crowd gathered at a music space called the Sinclair to catch a performance by Bill Callahan, the meticulous indie-rock lyricist who has been playing to bookish collegiate types since the early ‘90s. Callahan’s opening act, Lonnie Holley, had been playing to similar audiences for two years...

W Magazine: The Simple Complex

January 16, 2014

The birthplace of Mono-ha, the conceptual art movement that dominated the fledgling galleries of Tokyo from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, is widely considered to be Nobuo Sekine’s Phase Mother Earth, a stoic cylindrical column of earth shadowed by its negative...

Acne Papers: Rebel With a Cause

January 1, 2014

ArtReview: Jim Shaw

January 1, 2014

Interview Magazine: How Zhu Jinshi's Boat Travels

December 11, 2013

After six research trips to China and 100 gallery visits between 2001 and 2012, the Rubell Family Collection gained more than 30 new pieces of contemporary Chinese art by 28 artists...

Artforum: Yukinori Yanagi

December 2, 2013

Japanese neo-Pop pioneer Yukinori Yanagi has had relatively low international visibility in recent years. After his definitive return to Japan from New York in 2000, his work took on an altogether different scale, both temporally and spatially, involving the artistic transformation of industrially despoiled, semiabandoned volcanic islands in Japan’s Inland Sea...

Los Angeles Times: Jim Shaw's Juxtapositions Keep Viewers Guessing

November 27, 2013

The nooks and crannies of consciousness take center stage in Jim Shaw's multi-gallery exhibition at Blum and Poe. Metaphors mix promiscuously, as do materials, references and emotions...

Flash Art: Linder at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

November 1, 2013

Frieze: Alexander Tovborg

October 12, 2013

If contemporary art seldom concerns itself with religious (as opposed to fuzzily spiritual) life, then the work of Alexander Tovborg might be understood as an attempt at restitution...

Artforum: Victor Man at Galerie Neu, Berlin

October 1, 2013

Romanian artist Victor Man’s first solo exhibition with this gallery succeeds in restoring the bourgeois interior of the space’s previous incarnation as a nineteenth-century opulent dwelling while simultaneously depicting a dark and somewhat melancholic world...

Art in America: Kōji Enokura

September 22, 2013

The work of Japanese artist Koji Enokura comprises a veritable taxonomy of stains. Enokura’s first solo exhibition in North America featured two bodies of work: documentation of ephemeral “interventions” from the early 1970s, when he was affiliated with the Mono-ha group, and large-scale pieces from the 1980s and ’90s that meld painting and sculpture...

ArtReview: Kōji Enokura

September 1, 2013

Kōji Enokura was a maker of symptoms and stories. His symptoms, fleeting performances captured in photos, became, with time, stories: sizeable wall pieces blackly hanging between painting and sculpture...

New Yorker: Composition in Black and White

August 12, 2013

An unmarked brick warehouse on the west side of Atlanta has become the repository for some fifteen hundred works by more than a hundred African-American artists. Supervised by a seventy-four-year-old white man named Bill Arnett, it is the world’s most comprehensive collection of art made by untrained black Southerners...

Los Angeles Times: Darren Bader at Blum and Poe

August 8, 2013

To say I was unprepared for Darren Bader's installation at Blum & Poe is an understatement. I had read the coy, poetic/philosophical press release and was looking too closely at the unusual checklist to notice a low-hanging warning sign...

Black Renaissance Noire: The Truisms of Robert Colescott

July 22, 2013

LA Weekly: When Art Meets Therapy

July 18, 2013

Artist Linda Montano became the Chicken Woman in 1971. She made nine clandestine appearances around San Francisco wearing a blue and white prom dress with tulle and a feather headdress that resembled, at first glance, the close-cropped perm of an elderly lady...

Art Newspaper: The Lost Decades

June 14, 2013

San Antonio Current: Anya Gallaccio at Artpace

May 28, 2013

Anya Gallaccio returns to Artpace 16 years after her International Artist-in-Residence project with This much is true, an installation of four cubic sculptures at the Hudson (Show)Room...

Los Angeles Confidential: Sam Durant

May 18, 2013

Artist Sam Durant, who will be honored at this year's 39th Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk & Auctions this Sunday, chatted with us about his own experience with the clinic, his controversial art piece "Scaffold," and the debate over the limits of creativity...

W Magazine: Girls, Girls, Girls!

May 1, 2013

Los Angeles Times: Henry Taylor Paintings a Potent Presence at Blum & Poe

March 7, 2013

The large, bold, unabashedly painterly paintings of Henry Taylor find a fitting stage at Blum & Poe. Spaciously hung in high-ceiling rooms, interspersed with a handful of found object sculptures, the paintings have a potent presence...

Hunted Projects: Tomoo Gokita

March 1, 2013 – March 1, 2019

Gokita’s black and white paintings simultaneously suggest nostalgia for a time past and gone, where fantasy has replaced reality to create fantastical neo-surrealist abstract/figurative hybrid works...

Girls Like Us: Linder

March 1, 2013

ArtAsiaPacific: Kishio Suga

January 18, 2013

This past December in a follow-up to its successful spring show, “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha,” Blum and Poe mounted a retrospective of one of the movement’s pivotal figures, Kishio Suga...

Canadian Art: Hugh Scott-Douglas on Toronto, Los Angeles & What’s Next

January 18, 2013

Frieze: Henry Taylor

January 11, 2013

Like most kids, I grew up with very few real role models. The thing I always wanted to be was an athlete: first a football player, then a baseball player like my cousin, Don Buford...

Artforum: Matt Saunders at Tate Liverpool

January 8, 2013

Matt Saunders’s innovative commission for Tate Liverpool, “Century Rolls,” aims to deconstruct boundaries between photography and painting...

Interview Magazine: Hugh Scott-Douglas

January 4, 2013

The characters in the 1920 silent thriller The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in which the title character keeps a somnambulist captive in a cabinet to carry out murder in his sleep, spin hypnotically around a soundstage filled with painted set pieces...

Artforum: Dave Muller at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

January 1, 2013

Sometime in the 1990s, the critical mandate of the prior decade’s “appropriation art” underwent a casual revision by an emerging generation less inclined to feel itself victimized by the “society of the spectacle.” 

Artforum: Kishio Suga at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

December 12, 2012

On the heels of last spring’s “Requiem for the Sun,” the excellent survey of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe has once again teamed up with curator Mika Yoshitake for a retrospective of a key participant in the loose-knit group, Kishio Suga...

Modern Painters: Jim Shaw’s Wondrous and Difficult Year

November 12, 2012

It’s been a crazy year for Jim Shaw. In January, having drastically downsized his legendary atelier community in the wake of the economic crash, he moved out of the studio that had produced some of Los Angeles’s most ambitious and monumental artworks of the past decade...

Artforum: Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974

November 1, 2012

Given the seismic shifts that rocked Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art over the summer, wandering through “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974” felt a bit uncanny...

Los Angeles Times: Friedrich Kunath's Fever Dream at Blum & Poe

October 14, 2012

Walking into Friedrich Kunath's show at Blum & Poe is like stumbling into a dream that is at once madcap and melancholy...

Huffington Post: The Cobra Museum

September 28, 2012

The conceptual art world of the 20th century produced a number of revolutionary movements that exploded like fireworks, then faded equally rapidly. One of the more engaging of these movements is memorialized in an elegant museum in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam...

New York Times: Penny Slinger: ‘An Exorcism Revisited, 1977-2012’

September 13, 2012

Born in England, Penny Slinger emerged from art school in 1969, a time when lots of liberations were under way, including the nascent women’s movement...

Los Angeles Times: Intriguing Peek into Carroll Dunham's Vibrant Mind

May 6, 2012

With nearly 400 works, “Carroll Dunham: A Drawing Survey” stands out as one of the year’s largest shows. It’s also one of the best...

Wall Street Journal: Yoshitomo Nara Finds New Life After the Quake

March 12, 2012

Yoshitomo Nara, one of Japan's top contemporary artists, spent much of last year mired in a creative crisis...

Artforum: Darren Bader at MOMA PS1

March 1, 2012

One of the cats hid under the couch. But the sweet black-and-white one cuddled and played. They were up for adoption from the SaveKitty Foundation of Queens, New York, and they were sculptures by Darren Bader...

New York Times: A Visual Equivalent of the Blues, in Warm Shades

February 2, 2012

The putative gap between art and life is a pernicious myth. Painting in a studio is no less a form of life than, say, occupying Wall Street. Consider the exuberantly vital art of Henry Taylor, whose paintings are in an exhibition named for him at MoMA PS1...

Art in America: Q+A With Matt Saunders

December 8, 2011

The title of Matt Saunders’s current show, “China in Nixon” turns the title of John Adams’s 1972 opera into abstract absurdity. The title’s inverted place and figure, references performers who are improbably filled, indeed enlivened, by space...

Los Angeles Times: Matt Johnson at Blum & Poe

September 29, 2011

Each of the six new sculptures by Matt Johnson goes for a grab-your-lapels impact, only to slowly unfold in more subtle complexities...

Frieze: On Reflection

June 1, 2011

After the opening last year of the Lee Ufan Museum – a collaboration with the architect Tadao Ando on Naoshima Island, Japan – and ahead of his largest retrospective to date, at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Lee Ufan talks to Melissa Chiu about his five decades as an artist, writer and philosopher...

ArtReview: Julian Hoeber

May 1, 2011

Los Angeles Times: Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum & Poe

April 21, 2011

In his latest show at Blum & Poe, Florian Maier-Aichen continues his exploration of landscape, creating a poetic meditation on the line between painting and photography, abstraction and representation...

Art in America: Julian Hoeber

March 28, 2011

During its run at the Hammer Museum this winter, Julian Hoeber’s Demon Hill (2010) attracted around 17,000 visitors, something of a record for the Hammer Projects series...

Modern Painters: Blazing Talent

March 1, 2011

Art Asia Pacific: Where I Work

March 1, 2011

Located across the street from his family home, a single-room storehouse has been Gokita’s workplace for the past seven years. “I found it by complete chance,” he says. “I’d walked by so many times but never really paid much attention to it. One day I looked inside, spoke to the owner, and I’ve rented it ever since."...

New York Times: Letting His Life’s Work Do the Talking

February 17, 2011

Thornton Dial has never been one for talking much about his artwork. Ask him what inspires his monumental assemblages, made from twisted metal, tree branches, cloth, plastic toys, animal bones and all manner of found materials, and he is likely to respond tersely...

Artforum: Yoshitomo Nara

January 15, 2011

The last time Yoshitomo Nara’s cute ’n’ angry girls appeared in New York in a big way, they were under the umbrella of “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture,” Takashi Murakami’s provocative show at the Japan Society in 2005...

Hammer: Q & A with Artist Friedrich Kunath

July 12, 2010

I don't really know where that comes from and I'm trying hard not to find out. Maybe I'm in the middle of my personal West Coast fever dream...

ArtAsiaPacific: Susumu Koshimizu

July 1, 2010

Flaunt Magazine: Jim Shaw

May 1, 2010

Beautiful Decay Magazine: Interview with Dave Muller

February 23, 2010

The New Yorker: Earthly Delights

December 7, 2009

Carroll Dunham is working blue. That fact won’t shock fans of the painter—he arrived, in the eighties, with polymorphously perverse abstractions that gave way to a ribald world of phallus-faced men—but his new show at Gladstone just might...

Artforum: Robert Colescott (1925-2009)

October 1, 2009

When the artist Robert Colescott passed away this June in Tucson, where he had lived since 1985, he left behind a body of work that troubles many of the antinomies haunting Western art and its institutions...

Flash Art: Ring of Fire

October 1, 2009

Art in America: On Relative Loneliness

June 17, 2009

Artforum: Dave Muller at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

June 1, 2009

Dave Muller’s sixth solo outing at Blum & Poe was the latest chapter of the artist’s ongoing project of chronicling the contents of his bookshelves and record collection...

ArtAsiaPacific: Illusions and Interrelationships

March 1, 2009

Lee Ufan cut a sober but gracious figure as he contemplated the installation of his new paintings and sculptures, on view last fall at New York gallery PaceWildenstein’s cavernous Chelsea space...

Interview Magazine: Matt Johnson's Routine

January 14, 2009

There are a lot of artists who make funny art, or even funny-looking art— Richard Prince comes to mind on one end; Gelitin on the other. But very few artists make viewers laugh out loud like Los Angeles-based artist Matt Johnson...

ArtReview: Julian Hoeber

December 1, 2008

Boston Globe: Wall of Sound

November 25, 2007

Flash Art: Mark Grotjahn

January 1, 2007

I think that maybe for me it’s more about going into my own personal history than finding a relationship between the work and psychoanalysis...

Artforum: Mark Grotahn at Whitney Museum of American Art

January 1, 2007

Rendered in colored pencil, Mark Grotjahn’s large drawings approximate human scale—meeting the viewer eye-to-eye, as it were—and feature skewed versions of the perspectival triangle. As in traditional perspective, the shapes’ orthogonals meet at a vanishing point, but in Grotjahn’s work they don’t converge neatly; they’re irrationally “off.”

New York Observer: Harvey Quaytman – Calm, Stately Cruciform Shapes

October 13, 2003

The painter Harvey Quaytman, who died last year at the age of 64 after a long illness, was an unspectacular fixture of the New York art world for close to 40 years. If “unspectacular” seems an odd or callous adjective, especially in light of the artist’s recent passing, please understand that I mean it as a compliment...

Art in America: Shadows and Symbols

April 1, 2003

Interview with Harvey Quaytman, ICA at Maine College of Art

April 1, 1997

This interview is from the brochure for the exhibition Harvey Quaytman, New Works September 25-November 2, 1997 at the ICA at Maine College of Art...

Arts Magazine: Paul Mogensen

May 1, 1979

New Yorkers! This is your chance to see the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most adventurous and...
Follow along as Alexander Tovborg takes us through his solo exhibition “Beyond Devotion,” on view now at Blum & Poe...
Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States...
Come shop our bookstore during the Summer Book Sale! We’re currently offering 25% off most titles and merchandise...
Los Angeles! Happening July 7—Blum & Poe is pleased to co-present, alongside Brain Dead Studios...
Art Basel 2022 (@artbasel) is now open to the public! Be sure to see our presentation at booth K18.Works are on view by...
Attention Chicago 🎉 Theodora Allen’s (@theodora_allen) solo exhibition “Saturnine” at the Driehaus Museum...
Our presentation at Art Basel 2022 (@artbasel) is now open to preview. Find us at booth K18! We’ll be here through Sunday...
“I put myself squarely in a more intuitive camp versus a planner; I’m just not that type of painter. I do think that part of working...
“On the first floor, the progress of Lee’s painting career is told from the early monochrome ‘From Point’ and ‘From Line’...
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