David Kordansky Gallery

  • Larry Johnson: On Location, curated by Bruce Hainley and Antony Hudek, 2015, Raven Row, London, England, Installation view
  • Larry Johnson: On Location, curated by Bruce Hainley and Antony Hudek, 2015, Raven Row, London, England, Installation view
  • Larry Johnson: On Location, curated by Bruce Hainley and Antony Hudek, 2015, Raven Row, London, England, Installation view
  • Untitled (Moved to Tears), 2010, color photograph, framed: 27.5 x 38 inches (69.9 x 96.5 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Ice Breaker), 2010, two color photographs, diptych, left photograph, framed: 19.25 x 27 inches (48.9 x 68.6 cm), right photograph, framed: 15.25 x 18.75 inches (38.7 x 47.6 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Moviegoer Type), 2010, inkjet print, 60 x 64 inches (152.4 x 162.6 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled Green Screen Memory (13 Fires), 2010, color photograph, framed: 40 x 68 inches (101.6 x 172.7 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (PIX PIX PIX PIX), 2010, color photograph, framed: 35 x 70 inches (88.9 x 177.8 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Larry Johnson, 2009, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Larry Johnson, 2009, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Larry Johnson, 2009, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Larry Johnson, 2009, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Untitled (Giraffe), 2007, color photograph, 45.5 x 92 inches (115.6 x 233.7 cm), Edition of 2, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Meters), 2007, color photograph, 49.75 x 66 inches (126.4 x 167.6 cm), Edition of 2, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Location I), 2001, color photograph, 84 x 48 inches (213.4 x 121.9 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Leo Ford), 1999-2000, color photograph, 43 x 41.69 inches (109.2 x 105.9 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (HMR), 1998, color photograph, framed: 90 x 48 x 3.5 inches (228.6 x 121.9 x 8.9 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Perino's Front, Perino's Rear), 1998, color photographs, diptych, each panel: 40.9 x 96.9 inches (103.8 x 246.1 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Something Quite Atrocious), 1995, color photograph, framed: 32 x 105 inches (81.3 x 266.7 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Shopping Bags), 1995, ektacolor photographs, diptych, each panel: 55 x 43 inches (139.7 x 109.2 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Some Details with Dandruff Circled), 1995, color photograph, 31 x 72 inches (78.7 x 182.9 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Admit Nothing), 1994, color photograph, framed: 46 x 58.75 inches (116.8 x 149.2 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Morgan Camera and King O' Lawn), 1994, color photograph, 46 x 91 inches (116.8 x 231.1 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Standing Still & Walking in Los Angeles), 1994, color photograph, 45 x 87.25 inches (114.3 x 221.6 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Why Say High School?), 1994, color photograph, 63.25 x 45.75 inches (160.7 x 116.2 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (A Quiet Life), 1991, color photograph, framed: 75.5 x 60.5 inches, (115.6 x 154.9 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Winter Me), 1990, color photograph, 45.5 x 61 inches (115.6 x 154.9 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (W, X, Y, + Z), 1990, color photograph, 50 x 41 inches (127 x 104 cm), framed: 73 x 49 inches (185.4 x 124.5 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Don't Drink and Drive, Yellow), 1989, color photograph, 38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm), Edition of 2, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Betty Ford), 1989, C-print, 81.5 x 61.5 inches (207 x 156.2 cm), Edition of 3
  • Untitled (I Had Never Seen Anything Like It), 1988, color photograph, 45.5 x 90 inches (115.6 x 228.6 cm), Edition of 3, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Black Box), 1987, color photograph, framed: 40.63 x 40.63 x 1.25 (103.2 x 103.2 x 3.2 cm), Edition of 5, with 2 AP
  • Untitled (Hard to Believe), 1987, C-print, 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm), Edition of 2
  • Untitled (Tumult of the Times), 1985, color photographs, 2 panels, left: 23.75 x 20.75 inches (60.3 x 52.7 cm), right: 20.25 x 20.75 inches (51.4 x 52.7 cm)

Biography

born 1959, Long Beach, CA
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

1984
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1982
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2015
*Larry Johnson: On Location, curated by Bruce Hainley and Antony Hudek, Raven Row, London, England

2009
*Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY

2001
New Photographs, Cohan, Leslie & Browne, New York, NY

2000
The Thinking Man’s Judy Garland and Other Works, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Modern Art Inc., London, England

1998
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
*Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1995
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992
Rudiger Shottle, Paris, France
Patrick de Brok Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

1991
303 Gallery, New York, NY
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany

1990
303 Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne, Germany
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
303 Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Le Case d’ Arte, Milan, Italy
303 Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart, Germany
Kuhlenschmidt/Simon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
303 Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
(* indicates a publication)

2016
Urban Space Odyssey, Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, CA
Récit d’un temps court, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland

2015
*Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, curated by Robert M. Rubin, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY
Popular Images, Karma, New York, NY
*Collecting Lines: Drawings from the Ringier Collection, curated by Arthur Fink and Beatrix Ruf, Villa Flora Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2014
In the Crack of the Dawn, curated by Arthur Fink, POOL at Luma/Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland
A Machinery for Living, organized by Walead Beshty, Petzel, New York, NY
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
New Pop: Illustrated Americana, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY

2013
Le Regard du bègue, Mamco – Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
*Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

2012
The Perfect Show, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Arctic Summer, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
*25 Years of Talent, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Last Newspaper, The New Museum, New York, NY

2009
Geography of the Imagination, Lead Apron, Los Angeles, CA
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Heroes and Villains, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
Idle Youth, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Good Morning, Midnight, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY
L.A. Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf, Germany

2006
Kunst aus Los Angeles der 60er bis 90er Jahre, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V., Braunschweig, Germany
Hiding in the Light, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Sign Language, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
100 Artists See God, organized by Independent Curators International; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

2003
Ishtar, Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, MN
Unreal Estate Opportunities, PKM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2002
Mirror Image, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Reading, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
23rd Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2001
The Slide Area, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2000
The Big G Stands for Goodness: Corita Kent’s 1960s Pop Exhibition Tour, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; Art Gallery, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Beaver College Art Gallery, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

1998
*Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy; Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

1997
*Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

1996
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA’s Permanent Collection, 1975-96, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sampler 2: More Videos from Southern California, organized by Diana Thater, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
Larry Johnson / Allen Ruppersberg, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

1995
25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
About Place: Recent Art of the Americas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
In a Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Narcissistic Disturbance, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
New Testament, Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Untitled (Reading Room), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Word for Word, Beaver College Art Gallery, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

1994
Group Show: Dan Graham, Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham, Lincoln Tobier, Larry Johnson, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In the Field: Landscape in Recent Photography, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Mind Quakes: Breda Fotografica ’94, Museum de Beyerd, Breda, The Netherlands
Love in the Ruins: Art and the Inspiration of L.A., Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Romance, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Benefit for Dennis Cooper’s “Frisk”, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA

1993
The Language of Art (Die Sprache der Kunst), Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Legend in My Living Room, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Object Bodies, Emison Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Painter Editions, Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany
Standing Still and Walking in Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1992
Bedroom Pictures, Asher/Faure, Los Angeles, CA
Group Drawing Show, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood, Hollywood, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Lust for Life, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
There Is a Light that Never Goes Out, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
True Stories: Mark Dion, Renee Green, Larry Johnson, Karen Kilimnik, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, Jim Shaw, Institute for Contemporary Art, London, England
Voyage to Los Angeles, Castello di Rivera, Italy

1991
1991 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Ausenraum-Innenstadt, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Matthew Barney, Michael Joaquin Grey, Larry Johnson, Liz Larner, Richard Prince, Thomas Ruff, Rosemarie Trockel, Meg Webster, Lawrence Weiner, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Dialogue about Recent American and European Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, NY
New Work by Gallery Artists, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Words & #s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Vero, Vero, Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy

1990
De Afstandt, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy
The Charade of Mastery: Deciphering Modernism in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, NY
Constructive Anger, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Drinking and Driving, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
The Indomitable Spirit, International Center of Photography, New York, NY; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Köln Show, various galleries, Cologne, Germany
Landscape as Stage, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Language in Art, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Word as Image: American Art, 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Oklahoma City Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
The Young and the Restless: Vanguard Artists from the Current SoHo Scene, The Sales and Rental Gallery, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

1989
Art About AIDS, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Beyond Family of Man, Northeastern University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
David Bussel, Nan Goldin, Larry Johnson, American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY
California Photography: Remaking Make-Believe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; University Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA
Departure, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY
Erotophobia, Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY
*A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
A Good Read: The Book as Metaphor, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
Image World: Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
To Probe and Push: Artists of Provocation, Wessel-O’Connor Ltd., New York, NY

1988
*Aperto 88, XLIII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Christoph Andres, Larry Johnson, Ken Lum, Hans-Jorg Mayger, Harald F. Muller, David Robbins, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
A Drawing Show, Cable Gallery, New York, NY
Information as Ornament, Feature Gallery and Suzanne Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL
Larry Johnson, Liz Larner, Charles Ray, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Modes of Address: 25 Years of Language in Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, NY
Wilma Tolksdorf Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Utopia Post Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1987
Around and About, Galerie Hufkens/Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium
CalArts: Skeptical Belief(s), The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
The Castle, Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
Contemporary Diptych: Divided Vision, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles; Equitable Center, Stamford, CT
Galerie Christoph Dürr, Munich, Germany
The Image in Singular, Amer Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Industrial Icons, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Larry Johnson, Tony Tasset, Christopher Wool, Kuhlenschmidt/Simon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Photo, Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL
The New Who’s Who, Hoffman/Borman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
New York-Wien, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
On View, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
*Perverted by Language, Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
Photographs, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
The Spectre of Saturation, McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington D.C., DC

1986
Cable Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen Frailey, Larry Johnson, New Strategies, Los Angeles, CA
P, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Uplifted Atmosphere, Borrowed Tastes, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

1985
James Casebere, Larry Johnson, Jeff Koons, 303 Gallery, New York, NY
Proof and Perjury, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Synaesthetics, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

1984
Three Artists Select Three Artists, Artists Space, New York, NY


PROJECTS

2004
The Last Of The Blood And Guts Brigade, Daniel Mendel-Black, Mark Roeder, Sixteen:One, Santa Monica, CA (organized by Larry Johnson)

1995-1996
Dark Memories Hovering Below the Transparent Screen of the Present will Project Images of Reality in Sharp Silhouette to Create the Pleasurable Effect of a Double World, Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (organized by Larry Johnson)


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2016
Durbin, Andrew and Richard Hawkins, “Against Message,” Mousse, #53 April 2016, pp. 280-289
Williams, Maxwell, “Bret Easton Ellis and Alex Israel Ague, Make Art and Argue Some More,” WMagazine.com, March 1, 2016

2015
Ashby, Sam and Jon Davis, “Larry Johnson: Commie Pinko Guy,” Little Joe,
Books, November 2015, no. 5, pp. 220-221
Noble, Kathy, “Larry Johnson: Raven Row,” Artforum, Reviews, November 2015, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 315-316
Hainley, Bruce, “Larry Johnson: Commie Pinko Guy,” Mousse, Books, October-November 2015, Nº 50, p. 194
Higashino, Yuki, “Larry Johnson, Raven Row,” Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, July 2015
Pellerin, Ananda, “Larry Johnson: On Location,” TimeOut.com, July 2015
Hawkins, Alex, “Larry Johnson’s LA mash-up of Pop Art,” ItsNiceThat.com, July 16, 2015
Goldstein, Andrew M., “Gallerist David Kordansky on the Explosion of the L.A. Art Scene,” Artspace.com, January 28, 2015

2014
Griffin, Jonathan, “The New Dealer,” T Magazine, September 14, 2014, p. 124-128
“11 Great Places To Get Your Queer Art Fix In Los Angeles,” Queerty.com, July 19, 2014
Schwendener, Martha, “A Machinery for Living,” The New York Times, July 18, 2014, p. C22
Marple, Mieke, “Our Favorite Non-Speculative Artists,” FlashArtOnline.com, February 24, 2014

2013
*Berlant, Lauren, and Lee Edelman, Sex, or the Unbearable, Durham: Duke University Press, 2013, p. 16-17
Cotter, Holland, “Destruction Feeding Creation,” The New York Times, Art Review, December 13, 2013, p. C29
*Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, texts by Kerry Brougher, Russell Ferguson, and Dario Gamboni, Washington, D.C. and New York: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and DelMonico-Prestel, 2013, pp. 164-165

2012
Bader, Darren, “Salon XXXII: Highway Unicorn,” the journal, Entry Number 32, 2012, pp. 64-81
Carlson, Ben, “Reviews: Los Angeles: ‘Arctic Summer,’ Margo Leavin Gallery,”Artforum, December 2012, pp. 284-285
“AR: ’25 Years of Talent’ at Marianne Boesky,” Contemporary Art Daily, August 17, 2012
*25 Years of Talent, texts by Michelle Grabner, Tim Griffin, Randi Hopkins and David Robbins, New York: Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2013
“’25 Years of Talent’ at Marianne Boesky,” Contemporary Art Daily, June 9, 2012
Schwabsky, Barry, “In Conversation: Michelle Grabner with Barry Schwabsky,”The Brooklyn Rail, March 4, 2012

2011
Butch, Amber, “Art Basel Miami Beach 2011,” Examiner.com, December 7, 2011
Sveen, S., “AO On Site Photoset – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Overall Summary, December 1-4, 2011,” ArtObserved.com, December 6, 2011
Crow, Thomas, Perchuk, Andrew, Tuchman, Maurice, Subotnick, Ali, Winer, Helene, Baldessari, John, Gamboa Jr., Harry and Larner, Liz, “L.A. Stories: A Roundtable Discussion,” Moderated by Richard Meyer and Michelle Kuo,Artforum, October 2011, 240-249, 339-340

2010
Hawkins, Richard, “Best of 2010: Larry Johnson (Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York),” Artforum, December 2010
Berger, Doris, “Larry Johnson,” X-TRA, Winter 2010, Volume 12, Number 2, cover

2009
Hawkins, Richard, “The Artists’ Artists: Larry Johnson (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles),” Artforum, December 2009
Berardini, Andrew, “Larry Johnson,” ArtReview, Issue 35, October 2009
Myers, Terry R., “Larry Johnson,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2009
Schad, Ed, “Life with Me, This is Me, Me She Wrote,” ArtSlant, August 2009
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, “Dark Star,” Artnet, July 9, 2009
Knight, Christopher, “Art Review: ‘Larry Johnson’ at UCLA Hammer Museum,”LATimes.com, June 30, 3009
Lehrer-Graiwer, “Previews: Larry Johnson,” Artforum.com, May 1, 2009
Hainley, Bruce, “The Prime of Mister Larry Johnson,” Artforum, May 2009, cover, pp. 176-183
Griffin, Tim, “Artifacts,” Artforum, May 2009
*Ferguson, Russell, Larry Johnson, Munich: Hammer Museum, DelMonico Books, an imprint of Prestel Publishing, 2009

2008
Lapinski, Lisa, “The Artists’ Artists: Larry Johnson (Patrick Painter, Los Angeles),” Artforum, December 2008
Taft, Catherine, “Larry Johnson,” Modern Painters, March 2008, p. 83

2007
Cotter, Holland, “Good Morning, Midnight,” The New York Times, July 27, 2007
Columbus, Nikki, “Good Morning, Midnight,” Artforum.com, July 25, 2007

2005
Smith, Roberta, “Art In Review: Interstate,” The New York Times, Septeber 16, 2005

2003
Indiana, Gary, “Postmortem: ‘Artforum,’ Roland Barthes, and Me,” ArtUS, Inaugural Issue, November-December 2003, pp. 20-22

2001
Cohen, Michael, “Larry Johnson,” Flash Art, Number 219, July-September 2001, p. 120

2000
Hainley, Bruce, “Larry Johnson,” Artforum, May 2000, p. 182
Darling, Michael, “Larry Johnson,” Frieze, Issue 52, May 2000, pp. 102-103
Rickels, Lawrence, “Larry Johnson: Patrick Painter, Santa Monica,” Artext, Number 69, May-July 2000, p. 96

1999
Myers, Terry R., “Larry Johnson: We were never being boring,” art/text, Number 64, February-April 1999, pp. 52-57

1998
Myers, Terry R., “Larry Johnson,” On Paper 2, Number 6, July-August 1998, pp. 48-49
Gonzales-Day, Ken, “Larry Johnson at Margo Leavin,” Art Issues, Issue 53, Summer 1998, p. 39
Baltin, Brian, “Larry Johnson at Margo Leavin,” LA Weekly, March 19, 1998

1997
*Sunshine & Noir. Art in L.A. 1960-1997, edited by Henning S. Hansen, Humlebæk: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1997

1996
*Watson Scott, ed., Larry Johnson, essays by Gary Indiana, Lawrence A. Rickels and Scott Watson, Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, 1996
Smith, Roberta, “Art In Review,” The New York Times, January 26, 1996

1994
Cohen, Michael, “Larry Johnson,” Flash Art, Volume 27, Number 177, Summer 1994, p. 126
Whitney, Kay, “Sentimental Journey: Larry Johnson at Margo Leavin Gallery,”Artweek, Number 25, May 5, 1994, p. 26
Hickey, Dave, “Larry Johnson’s malicious muzak,” Frieze, Issue 14, January-February 1994, pp. 30-35

1993
Cohen, Michael, “The City Without Organs: Flux Fantasy in Five L.A. Artists,”Flash Art, Number 169, March-April 1993, pp. 67-70

1991
Johnson, Larry, “Untitled (It Could Make Tonight the Best Part of Your Day),”Paris Review, Number 119, Summer 1991, pp. 171-177
Myers, Terry R., “Hard Copy: The Sincerely Fraudulent Photographs of Larry Johnson,” Arts Magazine, Issue 65, Summer 1991, pp. 40-45
Selwyn, Marc, “Larry Johnson,” Flash Art, Number 157, March-April 1991, p. 143
Kandel, Susan, “Larry Johnson,” Arts Magazine, Issue 65, March 1991, p. 107

1990
Schneider, Greg, “Gay Camp: Larry Johnson at Stuart Regen Gallery,” Artweek, Number 21, December 27, 1990, p. 11
Rimanelli, David, “Larry Johnson: Highlights of Concentrated Camp,” Flash Art, Number 155, November-December 1990, pp. 121-123
Liu, Catherine, “Larry Johnson,” Artforum, September 1990, pp. 160-161
Myers, Terry R., “Larry Johnson,” Tema Celeste, Number 26, July-October 1990, p. 68
Mahoney, Robert, “Larry Johnson: Achieving the Reunion of Signifier and Signified,” Flash Art, Number 153, Summer 1990, p. 14
Grundberg, Andy, “Hybrids by Larry Johnson Stretch Language to Its Limits,”The New York Times, March 30, 1990

1989
*Gudis, Catherine, ed., A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1989
Heartney, Eleanor, “Larry Johnson at 303,” Art in America, Volume 77, May 1989, pp. 202-203
Decter, Joshua, “Larry Johnson,” Arts Magazine, Issue 63, April 1989, pp. 102-103
Rimanelli, David, “Larry Johnson,” Artforum, April 1989, pp. 162-163
Harrison, Katharine, “Larry Johnson,” Flash Art, Number 145, March-April 1989, pp. 115-116

1987
*Nickas, Robert, Perverted by Language, Greenvale: Long Island University, 1987

    Selected Press

  • Larry Johnson
    2009
    I Had Never Seen Anything Like It
    Russell Ferguson
  • Larry Johnson
    2009
    Larry Johnson: Highlights of Concentrated Camp
    David Rimanelli
  • Artforum
    2009
    The Prime Mister of Larry Johnson
    Bruce Hainley
  • Los Angeles Times
    2009
    Art Review: "Larry Johnson" at UCLA Hammer Museum
    Christopher Knight
  • Frieze
    1994
    Larry Johnson's malicious muzak
    Dave Hickey
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