JEROME WITKIN & JOEL-PETER WITKIN
Extended Through August 30, 2014
Due to the extraordinary international response to this important exhibition, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is extending the run of the exhibition, “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel Peter Witkin” through summer, with a new closing date of August 30.
Cited by many as the most important exhibition in Los Angeles, visitors continue to engage this historic exhibition, with travelers specifically coming to Los Angeles from as far away as Paris, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, and all points in between.
The exhibition has been the subject of three Public Radio programs, in addition to numerous articles published to date.
A documentary film is currently in production, and will be released in July. Also, two publications dedicated to this “Twin Visions” exhibition will be released during this extended run of the show.
This historic exhibition brings together for the first time the works of identical twin brothers artistically estranged for more than 50 years. Both artists have been the subject of great numbers of museum surveys, but this exhibition is revelatory, not only for their coming together for the first time, but also in offering a seldom seen broader view of each artist’s works.
EXHIBITION VIDEO PREVIEW
BRUCE RICHARDS: FUTURE/PAST
PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE
September 20 - November 29, 2014
Before & After, 2013-14
oil on canvas (diptych), artist's frames, 19 x 17 1/2 inches each
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from
Bruce Richards, now residing in New York, has long been associated with the Los Angeles contemporary art scene. His works can be both referential and ironic by contrasting art of the past and present, such as his play between a famous Magritte torso and Marina Abramovic's infamous performance where she carved a pentagram onto her belly. In another example he juxtaposes the prehistoric depiction of woman, The Venus of Willendorf, with a work by Jeff Koons. Bruce Richard's visual sleight-of-hand further informs the viewer through his use of titles. Puns and provocative word play provide witty clues to the artist’s frame of reference, sharing a certain sly kinship with another of L.A.’s Cool School icons, Ed Ruscha, counted among his many collectors.