Legendary Los Angeles Artist/Curator/Educator Michael Asher, RIP 1943 - 2012
Long before I had met Michael Asher, artist after artist told me how important his influence - and support - was to their art during his tenure at CalArts from the 1970's until his death last Sunday.
When I finally met him at a show he had curated, it only took a few minutes to understand how well their deserved their praise was. His excitement and enthusiasm for art of all kinds - along with his wicked sense of humor - influenced much of what has happened in both Los Angeles - and the international - contemporary art world over the past 40 years. His passing leaves a void that will not be easily filled.
Here are some links to the first stores about his passing.