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Remembering Artist (And My Teacher) Dale Eldred
(1933–93) At Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City

Remembering Artist Dale Eldred At Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City.
Remembering Artist Dale Eldred At Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City

Remembering Artist Dale Eldred (1933–93)
September 2 – October 29

Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City
Curated by Stephanie Leedy and Roberta Lord

Images: Dale Eldred, Bush Creek Solar Field (Public Art Installation), KC, MO, 1979

Below: Recent article about Dale Eldred by Dr. Julia Friedman in the Huffington Post
.Dale Eldred in The Huffington Post

LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum — Through Jan 2017

Honored to be exhibiting 2 new pictures on my home turf, at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA. This exhibition includes Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, Wallace Berman, George Herms, John Altoon, Peter Alexander, Mary Weatherford and more. Exhibition ends January 2017. Also, the 200-page catalogue for the series entitled, The Age Of The Image, with text by ASU Professor David Hawkes, is available on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2ebijBR. Williams will give a free public lecture at the museum on December 15. Photo with EMS logo is by Eric Minh Swenson.

LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017
.LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017
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LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017.LG Williams Books on Amazon

LG Williams Laguna Art Museum

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…

Cameron Shaw's admission of LG Williams's criticism: The current state on NYTimes Arts reporting 02_750pxRashid Johnson 2016 Hauser and Wirth

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?!

American Artist LG Williams Defends Frieze Co-Director And Thanks 13.8 Million Millionaires At The Same Time

Wednesday 15 October 2014

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London – The American artist LG Williams has just exhibited a new artwork in conjunction with Frieze Art Fair Co-Founder Matthew Slotover’s, “impassioned defense of millionaires flooding into London this week to buy artworks by established and rising stars of the contemporary art world.” (“Frieze: Co-founder defends ‘Ikea For Millionaires,” by Nick Clark, The Independent, October 12, 2014)

The artwork portrays the artist, who was included in the 2011 Venice Biennial Internet Pavilion, “signing,” or manually communicating, the gesture of “thanks” or “thank you” in American Sign Language. The artist is depicted with his left hand near his lips, and gesturing it forward towards the 13.8 million millionaires across the world.

Imagine Williams blowing a kiss to all the millionaires across the globe, and you have an accurate grasp of the image.

“There are more millionaires in the world right now than ever before. The United States has the most millionaires of any country in the world, and California has the most millionaires of any state in the nation,” said Williams, who regularly can be found at Paradise Cove, just off The Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, shirtless, barefoot, wearing purple-tinted spectacles, a green LG baseball cap and orange Birdwell shorts.

“After reading the Independent’s article featuring Slotover’s heart-felt plea for the international art community to be grateful to all the art-buying millionaires, I instantly had the beautiful idea to make this artwork,” Williams said. “Really, I can’t think of another established artist in California, or anywhere in the world, more in debt to millionaires for their livelihood (in David Graeber’s full sense of the phrase) than me. Therefore, I should be the first American artist in the international art world to stand up and say to every millionaire in the world: “Thank You!”

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“This is my gift, my gratitude to you—all the art-collecting millionaires in the world!” Mr. Williams said.

The eponymous artwork, appropriately entitled “Thank you!” will most certainly become a major art crowd-pleaser, and a permanent fixture of the international art fair 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, Dave Hickey, the so-called “pirate of contemporary art criticism,” applauded the new artwork as “really fuckin brilliant!” He continued, “Williams’ artwork strangely and simultaneously evokes all the beauty, sublimity and generosity expressed in Frieze co-director’s recent interview. This is epic visual art free of any jargon.”

“Ya know what I’m saying?”—Hickey concluded. “Hand it to Williams, this gesture will become the iconic image of the Art-Fair Age, the must-have object that will unite in solidarity every millionaire’s art collection with every other millionaire’s art collection in the world”.

The artwork can be viewed and purchased on the artist’s website: www.lgwilliams.com

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Artist Defends Frieze Co-Founder and Thanks 13.8 Millionaires At The Same, Frieze London Installation, October 15–18, 2014

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, Thank You! (Center), Frieze London Installation, October 15–18, 2014

LG Williams at Frieze London 2014
October 15–18, 2014

LG Williams, Thank God! or The Dog Is Taking Things Hardest…Crying Every Night, 2014, 40 x 60″, Vinyl and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum

LG Williams at the Frieze London 2014 Art Fair
Thank God! or The Dog Is Taking Things Hardest…Crying Every Night, 2014
40 x 60″, Vinyl and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum
Photo: Linda Graham/NYTimes.com

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