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LG Williams Endowed University Instructor At AAU.EDU

LG Williams Endowed University Instructor At aau.edu

San Francisco — Dec. 8, 2021 — Academy of Art University, one of the largest private, accredited art and design schools in the nation, has announced that award-winning artist LG Williams has joined the University as an endowed instructor in fine arts.

“I am grateful to have been selected for this coveted position and believe my experiences and expanse of knowledge within the arts can go a long way for both the University and its students,” said LG Williams. “We have been able to do a lot of great work thus far, and I hope to continue to contribute to the mission and goals that the Academy sets out to achieve for its students.”

Williams joins the Academy of Art University as a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Art from the University of California, Davis, where he studied under Wally Hedrick, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri, David Hollowell, and Mike Henderson. He recently served as The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence at The Lodge in Hollywood. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Japan Times, Los Angeles Times, La Stampa, Bookforum, Purple Diary, Huffington Post, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Juxtapoz Magazine, LA Weekly, and OC Weekly, among others. In 2014 Donald Preziosi (Emeritus Professor of Art History, UCLA) included Williams in “Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity…”

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LG Williams in Artforum Magazine (September 2021)

Image Credit: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, How Do You Like Me Now? Or Lowering The Blue Face Uplifts ‘The Bed Head’!!!…Bed Head!!! But, Perhaps It’s Butter To Say, Touché: FREEDOM!!! Freeeedommm!!! Let’s Get The Peloton In The Gutter. Flight And Live. Lying In Your Bed. Suffer And Die. AKA Slow Death From Apple Pies Day After Day After Day. Capital ‘L’. Fit Alright…Fit To Be In Folsom To Work Out Every Day!!! To The Nunnery Meatgrinder!!! But Tonight: Get Out The Prada Dress!!! Wahooooooo!!! 2021, 72 x 50”, Chromogenic Print, Edition of 3.  Copyright © 1969-2021 LG Williams / The Estate of LG Williams™. All Rights Reserved.

LG Williams Appears In ‘The Street & The Shop Pop-Up’ at Neuhouse DTLA Curated by Michael Slenske, June 27, 2021, 11-5pm

LG Williams Appears In The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse Curated by Michael SlenskeLG Williams Appears In The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse Curated by Michael Slenske

The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse
Curated by Michael Slenske

Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 11-5 PM
NeueHouse DTLA
304 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

https://rsvp.neuehouse.com/thestreetandtheshop-sunday

For More Information: Michael Slenske @eksnels

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PCP Press Announces 3 New ‘Raymond Pettibon’ Twitter Complications

Tuff Luyv by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press   SCKONTHIS!! by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press   SCKONTHIS!! by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press
Tuff Luyv:
The Abridged Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon
  SCKONTHIS!!:
The Essential Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon
  my fists r free:
186 Twitter Poems

by Raymond Pettibon
Conceived and produced by PCP Press   Conceived and produced by PCP Press   Conceived and produced by PCP Press
2021, Paperback, 680 pgs.   2021, Paperback, 669 pgs.   2021, Paperback, 389 pgs.
ISBN: 979-8747765139   ISBN: 979-8743817795   ISBN: 979-8749386295
$35.95 Amazon.com   $35.95 Amazon.com   $18.95 Amazon.com

Raymond Pettibon’s writings embraced the expanse of social-media digital technology while allowing a more intimate glimpse at the artist. Between February 2011 and February 2021, Pettibon posted something in the region of eighteen thousand digital comments on Twitter.

SCKONTHIS!!, Tuff Luyv, and my fists r free are 3 books based on the entire transcripts that appear here for the first time.

This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Pettibon’s thinking as he embarks on an artistic enlightenment project. Pettibon’s digital writings reveal the artist in a creative-informal rather than critical-formal mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his artworks, none of which are represented here.

The twits cover topics as varied as golf, oral, life, and art history—subjects chosen at random for broad appeal andexamined with passion and insight.

Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetorics of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman.

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THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence

THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence in Hollywood
THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence in Hollywood
THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — The LODGE announces the appointment of LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ as the Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence.

The Estate Of LG Williams™ Will Take Up The Post Effective Immediately In Hollywood.

CARLA (Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles) Issue #18. The LODGE is located at 1024 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

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THE LODGE PRESENTS LG WILLIAMS AND PCP PRESS @ ACID-FREE II AT BLUM AND POE

The Lodge and LG Williams at Acid-Free 2 at Blum and Poe

The Lodge and LG Williams at Acid-Free 2 at Blum and Poe

The Lodge and LG Williams at Acid-Free 2 at Blum and Poe

THE LODGE is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Acid-Free Los Angeles Book Market hosted by Blum & Poe, which runs November 1–3.

To celebrate the gallery’s first time participating in the fair, we will have a large selection of titles from 25 years of books by LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ at our booth.

This celebration and signing with LG Williams, will take place at our booth on Saturday, 2nd November at 1:00 pm. The books, published by PCP Press, features works with Wally Hedrick, Dave Hickey, Wayne Thiebaud, Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant, Julia Friedman among others, and a conversation between LG and gallery owner / director Alice Lodge. Williams’ widely received publications have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, Las Vegas Weekly, Observer.com, City Lights Bookstore to name a few media outlets.

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to The Lodge and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support…Especially S and Vinnie.

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Voyage LA Magazine / LG Williams: Hollywood Hidden Gem

Check out LG Williams’s Artwork, VoyageLA Staff Writer, VoyageLA.com, June 5, 2019.

LG, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist:

I’m originally from the Ozarks. Back then, I loved crafting a bit more than bass fishing. So, after art school, I hitchhiked to Los Angeles. That decision was a no-brainer — which was good since I had little extra to spare. What I didn’t know back then was this: Every Hollywood hipster can spot poor, destitute country folk — like me — a mile away. That’s probably one reason why, after all these years, I’ve never been invited to exhibit art in Tinseltown. Another reason might be that my “story” has been anything but unique. On the contrary, it registers as irrelevant by any Southern California  metric…
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Read The Full Story: voyagela.com/interview/check-lg-williams-estate-lg-williams-s-artwork/

Archivedhttp://archive.is/OBbLZ

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to The Lodge and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support. Esp B, P, S and Vinnie.