Dill and Ruscha to lose the alley behind their studios, not the studios themselves

I’ve been pretty swamped lately, so when I glanced at the headlines about Dill and Ruscha, I thought they were going to lose their studios. In fact, they have threatened to leave their warehouse studios if the city takes a fenced-in alley behind their building and turns it into metered parking spots. In the LA … read more… “Dill and Ruscha to lose the alley behind their studios, not the studios themselves”

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Painting for umpteen years: Lutes and Dill in LA

In the LAWeekly, Peter Frank’s picks this week include Jim Lutes and Laddie John Dill. “Gloriously elaborate and hermetic, Jim Lutes’ invariably small paintings — currently rendered in that most ancient of painting media, egg tempera — are also radiantly, insouciantly gnarly in their cartoonishly but viscerally strange imagery. The denseness and obsessiveness of Lutes’ … read more… “Painting for umpteen years: Lutes and Dill in LA”

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