In this week's print edition, Andrew Berardini looks at Piero Golia's exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. As he writes, "Writing about Golia typically requires a preamble, as the legend of the piece and its creator becomes almost as important as the piece itself." For instance:
During an edition of an art fair in Santa Monica, not getting the booth size he expected, he took a full-sized passenger bus and crushed it to fit the size of the booth he received.
In West Hollywood, Golia installed a public project atop the Standard Hotel, a large white globe light that is on when he's in town and off when he's not.
in August 2010, after two of Golia's friends disputed a cab fare, the taxi driver drove straight into Golia's house, destroying many of the artist's possessions, including furniture and art.
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That crash begat some of the art in his latest exhibit. Read the full story here: Piero Golia at Gagosian Gallery