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The America Edition

BY Charlotte Burns
senior editor at AAP


Pope.L, installation view of Trinket (2016) © Pope.L. Courtesy the artist, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. Photo credit: Brian Forrest

We have invited several people we admire to engage with the idea of America and its culture for this special edition of the newsletter commemorating the celebration of the Declaration of Independence. 

We are grateful to artists Richard Prince and William Powhida; to the museum directors Max Hollein (director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco), Rod Bigelow (executive director & chief diversity and inclusion officer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art) and Naima Keith (deputy director of exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum); to the writers Felix Salmon, Laila Pedro and Antwaun Sergeant; to Sotheby’s Liz Sterling and Eric Shiner; to Art Agency, Partners’ Ed Tang; and to our regular contributors, the critic Christian Viveros-Fauné and the artists Pablo Helguera and Jason Adam Katzenstein. 

This is the first of our summer issues, which will be arriving in your inbox at a more leisurely pace than usual—once every two weeks. Coming up next, a podcast from LA with Lacma director and CEO, Michael Govan. 



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