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Jeffrey Deitch Featured on “Artbound”

June 17th, 2019

Jeffrey Deitch gets a profile in KCET’s Artbound program, spotlighting his recent work, his focus on Los Angeles’s thriving arts scene, and his early days expanding the scope of the contemporary art market.  “Some people say I created a monster because we basically invented the profession of professional art advisory,” Deitch says of his early work.
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CNN Speculates on Location of “Salvator Mundi” Painting

June 17th, 2019

CNN takes a look at the disappearance of Salvator Mundi after its landmark sale last year, noting that the work hasn’t been seen in public since its landmark sale.  “It’s either on the yacht or in a Geneva lock-up, and I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that the yacht is really quite plausible,” writer Ben Lewis said in a phone interview, alluding to speculation that the work is on a luxury yacht belonging to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. “But I would suggest that it may not be the safest environment in which to hang up this picture.”
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Sterling Ruby’s New Fashion Line Profiled in NYT

June 17th, 2019

Sterling Ruby’s new fashion line gets a profile in the NYT this week, as the artist and budding designer traces his experiences with fiber arts and clothing.   “Outside of the logistics of putting together the collection and the garments — in the kind of production of it — I don’t see it as any different to making a sculpture or a painting,” he says.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Josh Smith

b. 1976
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Luhring Augustine, New York

Education includes:

Miami University, Oxford, OH
University of Tennessee BFA, Knoxville, TN

Smith is an abstract artist who has received press for his tendency to incorporate his own name within many of his works. Pieces can often be described as messy, like 2004’s New Swamp Thing, in which red checkers ascend from the lower right corner of the painting, obscuring the artist’s name. More recently, his work has taken the form of similarly disheveled collages, incorporating newspaper clippings as well as large and obscuring paint-splatters across his work. Other works take the form of word art, like the untitled. 2006 piece which could easily be mistaken for an advertisement or handbill for London’s Serpentine Gallery, or another 2006 piece untitled, which sees his full name scrawled across a black canvas two times in ghostly-white paint.