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?...

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...

New York Times: The Painter Alvaro Barrington on the Art He ‘Steals’ From

June 26, 2019

On a drizzly June morning, the artist Alvaro Barrington led visitors around his new London exhibition. There was only one work by him in the entire gallery...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Financial Times: The Second Coming of Linder — the Punk Artist on Her Erotic Feminist Fantasy

January 25, 2019

Once at the heart of Manchester’s punk scene, 40 years on she is, like so many female artists of a certain age, riding the crest of a wave. After a recent solo show at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2013, she has just completed a commission for Art on the Underground outside Southwark Tube station in London, while next week she opens a solo show at Stuart Shave’s London space Modern Art...

Spike Art Magazine: The Rinse Cycle

January 15, 2019

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...

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...

Pool Magazine: With Doors Wide Open

December 1, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GQ Style: Portrait Mode

September 1, 2018

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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. It is to feel the intentional placement of objects, of marks, of actions, in the stillness of a work itself...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. If that sounds a bit lightweight, be careful: His work packs an emotional wallop that will knock you on your ass...

 

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....

ArtAsiaPacific: For Better or Worse

November 1, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 J.B. 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: 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...

Purple Magazine: Gavin Kenyon

October 1, 2016

I had long blond hair, and I was running in the woods. In my memory, my childhood places are unspoiled green spots covered by trees and raw vegetation, dotted with farms, animals, rusty grandparents’ tools. And somewhere very far beyond the woods, there was the peaceful noise of a highway that would one day take me to the city...

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...

ArtAsiaPacific: BLACK

September 1, 2016

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...

Salad for President: Alma and Su's Cilantro Salad

July 1, 2016

Some people were born “desert people.” They love the open space, the epic rock formations, the extreme weather and the harsh shadows. I feel most at home in a mossy deciduous forest with dappled light and babbling brooks, but the drama of a place like Joshua Tree, California is not lost on me...

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...

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...

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

March 1, 2016

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.

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...

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...

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

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...

New York Times: Jim Shaw, From Trash Bins and Swap Meets, a Prodigious Body of Work

October 4 – 15, 2015

The artist Jim Shaw, whose retrospective opens on Wednesday at the New Museum in Manhattan, works in a modest converted house here on the outskirts of Los Angeles amid such a jumble of paintings and drawings it seems as if you could extract at least another three retrospectives out of it...

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...

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.

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...

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...

New York Times: Lynda Benglis Celebrates the Fluidity of Nature at Storm King

June 18, 2015

The most compelling temporary exhibition produced by the Storm King Art Center in recent years, “Lynda Benglis: Water Sources” focuses on a heretofore unfamiliar but important dimension of Ms. Benglis’s distinguished career: creating working fountains...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dazed: Stitching the Body with Gavin Kenyon

February 18, 2015

Gavin Kenyon's sculptures are equal parts fleshy and familar, mesmerising and weird. Spending his time between upstate New York and in the city, the sculptor works around a series of tensions in the eye of the beholder: creating biomorphic sculptures and reliefs with something of the sensibility of arts 'n' crafts...

Mousse Magazine: Gavin Kenyon “Lift your head, give me the best side of your face” at Museo Marino Marini, Florence

February 7, 2015

His work centres on sculpture, in abstract works possessing a biomorphic quality. Drawing inspiration from the area he grew up in, the forests of Upstate New York, Kenyon’s bulbous sculptural forms in cement, wool, and other organic materials are rooted in George Bataille’s concept of Informe (1929)... 

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...

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...

New York Times: Childlike, but Hardly Child’s Play

May 7, 2014

It started out as a lark. After long days in the studio making his labor-intensive “Butterfly” paintings about a decade ago, Mark Grotjahn would unwind by taking empty supply boxes or beer cartons and gluing on toilet-paper tubes as noses. Then he would paint crude eyes and mouths...

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...

Elephant Magazine: Zhu Jinshi

April 1, 2014

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York Times: A Fine Line: Style or Philosophy?

June 23, 2011

“Marking Infinity,” a five-decade retrospective of the art of Lee Ufan, fills the museum rotunda and two side galleries with about 90 works in a Zen-Minimalist, be-here-now vein...

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."...

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...

New York Times: Cuddling With Little Girls, Dogs and Music

September 9, 2010

Feeling a tad museum-phobic? Cowed by expanses of immaculate white walls? Whipsawed by hermetic, aloof artworks? If so, Asia Society has the cure. It is “Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool," a homey, user-friendly exhibition that can feel like a little piece from somewhere over the rainbow...

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

New York Times: Suggestive Forms That Come Out of the Plywoodwork

March 25, 2008

Bigger names have come and gone, but few careers in painting have been more consistently interesting over the last 25 years than Carroll Dunham’s...

Boston Globe: Wall of Sound

November 25, 2007

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.”

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...

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...

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...

March Avery's exhibition on view in New York until August 9...
📣Opening this Saturday, June 20, 4-6pm, Los Angeles...
Curator Mika Yoshitake on the cross pollination of the Japanese underground subcultures of sound, noise and electro-acoustics and the visual art scene operating in the 1980s and 90s — “These non-tactile, ephemeral forms of expression had a significant influence on the artists of this time...
Mohamed Bourouissa's "Free Trade"Curated by Sam StourdzéIn collaboration with Françoise Vogt...
🙏🙏🙏Photo: Rajendra Roy, via @themuseumofmodernart#agnesvarda
Opening in Los Angeles, July 20, 4-6pm
Blum & Poe is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Alma Allen...
“Dior blends functionality, fire, and feminism with the help of Penny Slinger and Agnès Varda" via @documentjournal
Blum & Poe New York will be closed: July 3-8, Blum & Poe Los Angeles will be closed: July 4 for Independence Day...
"Focusing on portraiture and landscape and punctuated with still life, the selection of works on view repositions the vitality of moments passed through paint applied to canvas..."
Fire, air, water and a 15-meter tree in the stairwell: the mysteries of nature take hold inside 30 Avenue Montaigne, creating a spellbinding habitat for beautiful caryatids...
Join us this Saturday, 2-4pm in Los Angeles — for a discussion between artist Tony Lewis and curator Hamza Walker...
I had many agonies while I continued 'Conjunction,' but there was no turning back from what I have achieved. So I carried on," Ha said...
"A toxic beauty emanates from — or maybe infects — six impressive new landscape photographs and three abstractions by Florian Maier-Aichen..."
This Saturday! Please join us for a discussion between artist Tony Lewis and curator Hamza Walker...
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the representation of Paris-based Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa...
Summer solstice! Henry Taylor for the occasion — "She might have loved those summer days but later she cried out!" (2016)...
“Our ways of knowing are forged in history and relations of power.” — bell hooks 
Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia, curated by Sofia Gotti, closes tomorrow...
Opening Thursday, June 27, 6-8pm – Blum & Poe is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by New York-based artist March Avery...
#AlexanderTovborg's newly commissioned "Sfinks og natur (Sphinx and nature)" @ the Copenhagen Airport...
Sam Durant → @sculpturemke 2019 “We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For” (2018) and “Empathy for Everyone” (2018)...
Last weekend in Tokyo ... 🔥#tomoogokita #juntsunoda#masahoanotani @ the opening of "Vong Co RAHZI"...
Going strong at @artbasel — visit works by #HenryTaylor#MimiLauter#MarkGrotjahn#YukinoriYanagi, and ↑ #TomooGokita's "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (2019)...
Blum & Poe Tokyo is pleased to present "Vong Co RAHZI," an exhibition inspired by the vastly influential visual and music artist known simply as EYE...
Come visit us @artbasel booth L18 — opening to the public tomorrow Thursday, June 13 — with work highlighting over 25 artists from our international program...
"Visions of Brazil is an essential undertaking in that it brings these artists and others into conversation...
Florian Maier-Aichen "The Limits of Control" – Opening tonight, Saturday, June 1, 6-8pmLos Angeles
"As a whole, the uniqueness of Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia, lies in the exhibition's intimacy..."
Tony Lewis "Charlatan And Ultimately A Boring Man" Opening tomorrow night...
The first European retrospective dedicated to Korean master Yun Hyong-keun at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice...
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the worldwide representation of Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi...
Blum & Poe is pleased to present the gallery's second solo exhibition with Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis...
Opening Saturday, June 1, 6-8pm—Blum & Poe is pleased to present “The Limits of Control,” Florian Maier-Aichen's sixth solo exhibition with the gallery...
Tomorrow, Saturday May 18, is the last day to see PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s...
A throwback to 1997 — the first African American artist to represent the United States...
It is with deep reverence that Blum & Poe honors the passing of Nobuo Sekine (b. 1942; d. 2019)...
“MIXING THE SURREAL, THE SORDID, AND THE DOWNRIGHT STUPID, SCOTT MENDES’S VENICE! IS THE AR EXPERIENCE YOU NEVER DREAMED YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF!”– DAVID DUCHOVNY...
👏Congratulations Henry Taylor at @labiennale in Venice!...
See you tonight, Los Angeles! Saturday, May 4, Saicobab (featuring Yoshimi-O of Boredoms and OOIOO) play their FIRST US SHOW, and Otomo Yoshihide, seminal figure of the electro-acoustic improvisation genre...
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the worldwide representation of the Harvey Quaytman Trust...
A pioneer of the Mono-ha movement in Japan, Lee Ufan developed a sculptural practice in the 1960s that explored the tension between natural and man-made materials...
New York! Tonight — Thursday, May 2, 6:30pm at the Americas Society...
“The body is a pulsating unknown, always a new vehicle of transformation...
Los Angeles! This Saturday May 4th — a special evening of rare performances by the pioneering Japanese artist OTOMO YOSHIHIDE...
This September marks twenty-five years since Blum & Poe first opened its doors in 1994...
Congratulations to Ryoji Ikeda, who will present work in the upcoming Venice Biennale!...
On the occasion of the synonymous exhibition opening at Blum & Poe New York  — join us for a panel discussion Thursday, May 2, 6:30pm at the Americas Society, New York
This Monday April 29, 7pm @lacma. Art historian Joan Kee will speak about the manifold works of artist Lee Ufan, who has become increasingly recognized as a significant force in the history of contemporary art...
Mark your calendars — upcoming public programs next week in Los Angeles! Presented with @theblackeditions on the occasion ofParergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s—PART II, curated by Mika Yoshitake
We’re excited to participate in the inaugural iteration of Object & Thing opening next week in Brooklyn, Friday May 3...
Zhu Jinshi's monumental “Wave of Materials” installation @lacma Exhibited as part of “The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China,” an exhibition curated by art historian and critic Wu Hung...
Happy Earth Day 🌍↑Anya Gallaccio's The light pours out of me (2012) — an amethyst chamber surrounded by obsidian and hornbeam hedge at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh...

PART II of "Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s" Curated by Mika Yoshitake Until May 19...

@moca
@printedmatter_artbookfairs
Friday-Sunday! New titles and vinyl by Henry Taylor, Friedrich Kunath, Jim Shaw, Alma Allen and JB Blunk...

EYE / Boredoms last night @blumandpoe LA → part of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s on view until May 19...

And it begins... Yukinori Yanagi's "Study for American Art – Three Flags" (2019) — in Part II of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s — opening Saturday, April 6!...

Artist Kenji Yanobe testing out his Atom Car, along with his Tanking Machine (Rebirth) and Atom Suit in background. These darkly humorous works channel sci-fi and retro-futurist narratives in reaction to nuclear crisis....

Opening this Saturday, April 6, 6-8pm — PART II of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by Mika Yoshitake...

"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...

THIS SUNDAY April 7, 2-4pmJoin us for an artist roundtable at @japanhousela With Kenjiro Okazaki, Yukinori Yanagi, Kenji Yanobe, and curator Mika Yoshitake...

Art Basel Hong Kong! Booth 1B19, March 29-31, 2019...

Opening in Los Angeles Saturday, April 6, 6-8pm – With a live performance by EYE
Part II of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Curated by Mika Yoshitake...

Agnès Varda, 1928-2019
With tremendous pride and respect, Blum & Poe was able to present three exhibitions with the self-described “old filmmaker and young visual artist” — the grandmother of the French New Wave, with a prolific career spanning over six decades...

Yoshitomo Nara → @japansociety_nyc
Nara intends that these bronze anthropomorphic works, which he calls "forest spirits," will outlive him and endure the forces of nature that threaten the world as they did in 2011 with the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami...

Paintings and drawings from the 1970s by Robert ColescottOn view at Blum & Poe, New York until April 13...

Opening this Saturday in Tokyo—Ha Chong-hyun’s exhibition presents new and recent works from the Conjunction series that use rich hues of blue, red, and orange...

Closing this week! Part I of Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by Mika Yoshitake...

Noboru Tsubaki’s enormous, cadmium-yellow sculpture Fresh Gasoline (1989) evokes both sci-fi fantasy and monochrome horror...

Opening in Tokyo → March 23Blum & Poe is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Ha Chong-hyun, his third solo show with the gallery, and his first solo presentation in Tokyo in fifteen years...

Closing this week—Penny Slinger's "Inside Out" presented @fortnight_institute, NYC in collaboration with Blum & Poe...

“This experience of searching, of being off balance, is akin to traveling: You may not know exactly where you’re going or how you’re going to get there, but you venture out nevertheless....

📣This Saturday, March 16, the REDCAT Award will be presented to Henry Taylor...

This April & May ~~ Please join us for a performance and public programming series on the occasion of PART II of PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Curated by Mika Yoshitake...

On this International Women's Day — a big shout out to Yukie Ishikawa — a major force in "Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s," curated by Mika Yoshitake (another female force of original intellect and creativity 🔥)...

CONGRATULATIONS to DARREN BADER & HENRY TAYLOR!!!Both selected for the 58th Venice Biennale...

Closing this week in Tokyo —
Hugh Scott-Douglas:Thank You Thank You Thank YouThank You Thank You Thank You...

Now open to the public ~ @centrepompidoumetz presents a retrospective on the career of Lee Ufan, tracing the early works of the late 1960s to his most recent creations...

"The single best show in town: ‘Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s,’ through March 23, which features a whole generation of the Tokyo neo-avant-garde." — Jason Farago via @nytimes 🙏
PARERGON, curated by @mikayoshitake
PART ONE on view until March 23
PART TWO opening April 6
#parergon 📸: @hitoheather

🔥ALMA ALLEN🔥in “Collective/Collectible,” the inaugural exhibition from @masagaleria, Mexico City, curated by Su Wu and Constanza Garza
📸: Genevieve Lutkin
@imrevolting #almaallen

PARERGON — Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, curated by @mikayoshitake

Part ONE now on view with work by 12 artists
Part TWO opening April 6 with work by 15 artists and public programs including live performance and artists talks...

 

Opening tomorrow at B&P NY — an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Robert Colescott — the first in New York since his passing in 2009...

Yoshitomo Nara installing his sculptures and ceramics @japansociety_nyc for the "E/trance" series of year-long art projects aimed at bringing visual art and interactive experiences into the institution's public spaces...

Closing this week ⏳~Gavin Kenyon / Mimi Lauter @slashartsf curated by Drew Heitzler...

OPENING WEDNESDAY, FEB 27 in NYC
Blum & Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Robert Colescott...

ON VIEW in NYC → @fortnight_institute in collaboration with Blum & Poe presents “Inside Out,” an exhibition of seminal works by Penny Slinger...

At the inaugural iteration of the @friezeartfair LA, Blum & Poe presents work by a number of Los Angeles-based artists...

🔊Blum & Poe LA will have extended gallery hours this weekend — open 10am-6pm on Sunday, February 17...

You made it!
Dave Muller's hand-painted mural contextualizing 25 years of art at Blum & Poe against the cultural and historic landscape of Los Angeles — 
@friezeartfairopening tonight!...

Opening THURSDAY, February 14, 6-8pm
Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Curated by Mika Yoshitake

This Friday, February 15th at 1pm — Julian Hoeber and @_desertx curator Amanda Hunt will discuss Hoeber's artistic practice and its intersection with architecture and psychology...

If David Foster Wallace and Ed Ruscha had a lovechild with a proclivity for German Romanticism, their progeny may have created something like the art of Friedrich Kunath...

PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s. A two-part exhibition curated by Mika Yoshitake. Opening February 14 at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles...

It’s about 'following the rainbow,' Ms. Camil said. 'It’s for the viewer to decide where the pot of gold is.'" — Pia Camil @_desertx via @wsjmag...

Julian Hoeber ... ready for you 👊 @_desertx and @friezeartfair...

On the occasion of the inaugural iteration of Frieze LA, and on the gallery's 25th anniversary, Blum & Poe is pleased to present work by a number of Los Angeles-based artists...

Happy lunar new year! 🌘🌗🌖🌕...

We're thrilled to collaborate with @fortnight_institute in NYC to present "Inside Out," an exhibition of work by Penny Slinger...

PARERGON: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s. A two-part exhibition curated by Mika Yoshitake. Opening February 14 at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles...

Congrats to Theodora Allen — her first exhibition in New York opened this week, “Weald” @kasmingallery...

THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 26. FRIEDRICH KUNATH I Don't Worry Anymore. Book Launch Partywith a Special Performance By DESTROYER. 7-9 PM LOS ANGELES...

As a radically new substratefor language, Bader’s work is surprising, disorienting, evocative. Romantic, even. The very last work that most visitors will encounter at Blum & Poe...

On this #MLKday — Robert Colescott's "Heavenly Host & MLK" (1971) — a response to the 1971 refusal by Congress to move legislation forward for a Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday...

Last day of @fogfair San Francisco ☁️

@fogfair @fogfair @fogfair@fogfairSan Francisco — Booth 208...

#HughScottDouglas's new show in Tokyo — “Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You" — on view until March 9...

I visited the exhibition twice, and brought non-artist friends and family members back with me. It seemed to encapsulate important things about cities, race and class, artistic process, freedom, alchemy...

This week @fogfair San Francisco — Booth 208...

Join us tomorrow, Saturday January 12 @ 3PM for a lecture on Chung Sang-hwa with Getty scholar-in-residence Jung-Ah Woo...

Ready for 2019 like #tomoogokita
📷 / @mattbangser

Mark your calendars! This January 25-31 @anthologyfilmarchives in NYC — Experimental feminist films by Jane Arden, Niki de Saint Phalle & Penny Slinger

THIS FRIDAY // TOKYOHugh Scott-Douglas opens his fourth solo show with the gallery — “Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You"...

"Enter Darren Bader's illusory oeuvre and find incursions, disintegrations, and restructurings of the familiar faces and facades of the art world..."

Blum & Poe wishes you a very happy holiday season! ❄️...

"These 10 Artists Broke into the Art Market Big Leagues in 2018" — today via @artsy 👏

What do the images of the planet look like when they are circulated by surplus producers?...

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