Author: Gabriel Cifarelli


Debating the Made In L.A. Catalog

As Made In L.A., 2012 nears its closing week many of us are coming to terms with the exhibition catalog, a hefty critical document, indeed. My collegue Roman Stollenwerk and I began a debate about its significance. We thought it would be a good idea to open up the debate to more voices. Here is our exchange, comments are open: (Full disclosure, while I […]

Debating the Made In L.A. Catalog

The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol

For decades now, a sure way for an artist to be irrelevant would be to become an abstract painter, the form having long gone the way of Existentialism, black turtlenecks and angst. At its height in the 1950s and early ‘60s, avant-gardism and abstraction were practically synonymous, but since then very few artists have attempted […]

Andy Warhol, "Rorschach," 1984, Acrylic on linen, 164 x 115 x 2 in. (416.6 x 292.1 x 5.1 cm), Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York