Move Over Spiral Jetty: Robert Smithson’s Early Celebrations of Sleaze
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Move Over Spiral Jetty: Robert Smithson’s Early Celebrations of Sleaze

When thinking of artist Robert Smithson, Times Square porn cinemas, sci-fi horror flicks, beefcake magazines and pulp fiction book covers probably don’t immediately come to mind. Changing the typically one-sided conception of Robert Smithson’s all-too-short artistic career, the recently closed exhibition Pop at James Cohan’s newly opened Lower East Side gallery space reveals the tacky, … Continue reading

Smashed on Trashy Mexican Pulp Fiction Illustrations at ‘Pulp Drunk’
Art

Smashed on Trashy Mexican Pulp Fiction Illustrations at ‘Pulp Drunk’

Who can deny the artistry and conceptual power of a muscle man pumping iron while a psychotic clown strangles a fellow circus performer? I know I can’t. I only just now understand what David Lynch meant when he screeched about “Crazy Clown Time.” Last weekend, I discovered this aptly-titled illustration “Untitled (Clown attacking woman while … Continue reading