Los Angeles Artist LG Williams Thanks DNC Wikileaks Contributors With Artwork

Press Release — For Immediate Release

For all press inquiries:
Jamie Brooks
(949) 929-4143

July 26, 2016

Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors! by LG Williams
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors!, 2016, Reflective Ink on Diamond Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminium with Aluminium Backing

 

“LG had an artistic epiphany, there is no other way to explain it. This beautiful image came to his mind. He had to make this artwork for this generous group of people, the DNC donors, who just got rudely outed,” said the Newport Beach gallerist Jamie Brooks.

“This is me in the picture, giving my gratitude to all of the DNC donors in the country!” the artist said.

The eponymous artwork will most certainly become a major art crowd-pleaser amongst the DNC contributors and art collectors, and a permanent fixture of the national art exhibition circuit in the foreseeable future.

It is worth noting that during his prolonged emerging career, Williams has extended many thanks to his audience, colleagues, patrons, benefactors and sheer luck. Among his earlier expressions of gratitude are: Thank You For Coming! (1997), Thank God I’m Not In New York! (2002), Thank God!… (2002, 2010, 2013 and 2014), Calling All Aliens (2009), To My Benefactors and Supporters (2011), and, most recently, Thank You In Advance (2014).

MacArthur Award winning art critic and left-wing radical, Dave Hickey, the so-called “pirate of contemporary art criticism,” applauded the new artwork as “really freakin brilliant!” He continued, “Williams’ artwork strangely and simultaneously evokes all the beauty, sublimity and generosity expressed in the DNC political platform. This is indeed epic visual art free of any political ideology or jargon.”

“Ya know what I’m saying?”—Hickey concluded. “Hand it to Williams, this gesture will become the iconic image of 2016 election year, the must-have object that will unite in solidarity every democratic art collection across the country”.

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To purchase or for more information about this artwork please contact Jamie Brooks at Jamie Brooks Fine Art.

NEWPORT BEACH CAThe Los Angeles artist LG Williams has just created a new artwork celebrating the trove of 19,252 internal DNC-related emails released last week by WikiLeaks. The emails reveal how the drive for big money donors consumes the DNC.

The artwork, entitled Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors!, portrays the artist, who was included in the 2011 Venice Biennial Internet Pavilion, “signing,” or manually communicating the physical gesture of “thanks” or “thank you” in American Sign Language to the DNC contributors. More specifically, the artist is depicted with his left hand near his lips, gesturing it forward towards the different tiers of donors who recently were unexpectedly exposed for simply giving money to the Democratic National Committee.

Or, to put it more simply, imagine Williams blowing a kiss to all the monied DNC donors across the nation, and you have an accurate grasp of the artwork — which is currently for sale in a limited edition by Jamie Brooks Fine Art in Costa Mesa, CA.

“After reading through a couple of the Wikileaks DNC documents, I decided to make this heart-felt artistic gesture of appreciation. I want every Democratic donor to know that I am grateful for all their contributions,” Williams said.

Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors! by LG Williams

Ceramics Today: From Pope Valley To Silicon Valley

LG Williams Grey Matter Series 2016
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams
Selections from The Grey Matter Series™, 2016
4 x 5 x 5”, High-Fire Porcelain Ceramics .
Press Release (PDF)
Now Available at Fuga Gallery Los Angeles
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LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, #147 from The Grey Matter Series™, 2016 .
LG Williams, Grey Matter Series, 2016 .
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams Selections from The Grey Matter Series™, 2016 ,
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams Selections from The Grey Matter Series™, 2016.
LG Williams Grey Matter Series 2016 .

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams
SoCal Mid-Rise Paintings (2015-16)

LG Williams SoCal Midrise #15

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, 2015-16
SoCal MidRise #15, 96 x 96″, Mixed Media on Canvas
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LG Williams SoCal Midrise #10

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, 2015-16
SoCal MidRise #11, 96 x 96″, Mixed Media on Canvas
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LG Williams SoCal Midrise #14

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, 2015-16
SoCal MidRise #14, 96 x 96″, Mixed Media on Canvas
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LG Williams SoCal Midrise #12

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, 2015-16
SoCal MidRise #12, 96 x 96″, Mixed Media on Canvas
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LG Williams SoCal Midrise #15 (Detail)

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, 2015-16
SoCal MidRise #15 (Detail)
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Read The New York Times Writer Cameron Shaw Response To LG Williams Criticism Of “Looking Deeply at the Art of Rashid Johnson” (Oct. 28, 2015)

Read The New York Times Writer Cameron Shaw’s concession to LG Williams criticism —  punctuated with a bureaucratic alibi:

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ME or (You Know Its All About) ME, or, We Know…It’s Show Biz, But You Gotta Wonder! (2015)

LG Williams, ME or (You Know Its All About) ME or, We Know…It's Show Biz, But You Gotta Wonder!.
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams
ME (Gold Version) or (You Know Its All About) ME or, We Know…Its Show Biz, But You Gotta Wonder!, 2015
16 x 20″, Spray Paint On Canvas
Private Collection, Brentwood, CA

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, ME (Vermillion Version) or (You Know Its All About) ME or, We Know…Its Show Biz, But You Gotta Wonder!, 2015, 16 x 20", Spray Paint On Canvas
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams
ME (Fluorescent Vermillion Version) or (You Know Its All About) ME or, We Know…Its Show Biz, But You Gotta Wonder!, 2015
16 x 20″, Spray Paint On Canvas
Private Collections, Newport Beach, CA and Pope Valley, CA
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In An Intense And Stressful Moment, I Allowed My Emotions To Get The Best Of Me (Series)

LG Williams, In An Intense And Stressful Moment, I Allowed My Emotions To Get The Best Of Me (Series), Or, Consider This: Wrong Way Go Back, 2015, Dimensions Variable & Color Variable, Reflective Ink on Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum

LG Williams, In An Intense And Stressful Moment, I Allowed My Emotions To Get The Best Of Me (Series), Or, Consider This: Wrong Way Go Back (Santayana), 2015
Dimensions Variable & Color Variable, Reflective Ink on Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum

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LG Williams Participates In… Le Souffleur: Schürmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, from March 22, 2015 – January 31, 2016

LG Williams in Le Souffleur: Schürmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum
(Installation view) Le Souffleur, Schürmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany (L to R) LG Williams, Raymond Pettibon, Zoe Leonard & Steven Parrino

(Installation view) Le Souffleur, Schürmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany (L to R)
LG Williams, Raymond Pettibon, Zoe Leonard & Steven Parrino

LG Williams participates in Le Souffleur: Schürmann meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum Aachen, March 22, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
LG Williams Participates In… Le Souffleur: Schürmann Meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, from March 22, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Le Souffleur: Schürmann meets Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, March 22, 2015 – January 31, 2016. Artists featured in the group exhibition include (partial selection): Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter, On Kawara, Monika Baer, Chuck Close, Martin Kippenberger, Guerilla Girls, Richard Hamilton, Lee Lozano, Franz West, Raymond Pettibon, LG Williams, and more. 
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Radio-AM-Alex.de Wilhelm Schürmann Raymond Pettibone LG Williams

Radio-AM-Alex.de (Aachen, Germany) has a 20-minute interview/podcast with Karim Azmani and art collector Wilhelm Schürmann about The Schürmann Contemporary Art Collection and his relationship with pieces from his own collection.
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Wilhelm Schürmann LG Williams Von Sabine Oelze WDR.de News & Multimedia Screen Shot
WDR.de News & Multimedia, Collectors In Dialogue: Art Appreciation And Passion For Art Collecting. A 10-minute interview/podcast (in German) with Von Sabine Oelze and art collector Wilhelm Schürmann about The Schürmann Contemporary Art Collection and his relationship with pieces from his own collection.
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LG Williams Ludwig Forum Catalogue May 2015

LG Williams, I Can See The Whole Room! And There’s No Art In It! (White), 2011-2013, Collection: Sammlung Gaby und Wilhelm Schürmann — featured in Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Program Catalogue: February – May 2015, page 50, Aachen, Germany
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LG Williams, Independent-collectors.comIndependent-Collectors.com, Wilhelm Schuermann: Le Souffleur

WDR Television, "Le Souffleur - Schürmann meets Ludwig": exhibition in the Ludwig Forum Aachen, WESTART-Magazin, May 26
WDR Television, “Le Souffleur – Schürmann meets Ludwig”: Exhibition in the Ludwig Forum Aachen, WESTART-Magazin, May 26
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On Sale Now: Death of the Soul T-Shirts

LG Williams, Death Of The Soul (For David Hawkes), Organic Men's T-Shirt, 2015, Copyright © 2015 LG Williams / The Estate of LG Williams™. All Rights Reserved. www.lgwilliams.com

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™
Death Of The Soul T-Shirts (For David Hawkes), 2015
Various Sizes, Organic Men’s and Women’s T-Shirt
Copyright © 2015 LG Williams / The Estate of LG Williams™. All Rights Reserved
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LG Williams, Fountain Grab Bar For The Artistically Disabled (for Buchloh) or We've Reach Out But So Far No Word Back,  2014, 48" Extended Urinal and Power Coated Stainless Steel Urinal Grab Bar

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams
Floor-To-Wall Fountain Grab Bar  (not Buchloh) or We’ve Reach Out But So Far No Word Back, or Perhaps It Is Better To Say: You Don’t Want to Be Winging It When Something like This Happens,  2014,
48″ Standing Urinal and Power Coated Stainless Steel Urinal Grab Bar
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LG Williams, Hollywood -- Wall Street, 2014/13, 10 x 30", Vinyl and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum. Private Collections: Sparklesville, Hi & Phoenix, Az
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, 2014/13
Hollywood — Wall Street (Blue on White), 10 x 30″
Reflective Silkscreen and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum
Private Collections: Sparklesville, HI & Phoenix, AZ
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LG Williams, Thank God, 2010, 20 x 30", Vinyl and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams
Thank God (Art Basel Miami Beach), 2014/10
20 x 30″, Reflective Silkscreen and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum
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LG Williams Responds To “The Forever Art Professors” by Laurie Fendrich in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Seriously, You Just Did What And Then Quoted Dave Hickey?!

LG Williams Responds To "The Forever Art Professors" by Laurie Fendrich in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Seriously, You Just Did What And Then Quoted Dave Hickey?!