Bill Viola Emergence 2002
Color High-Definition video rear projection on screen mounted on wall in dark room
Photo: © Kira Perov
Edition 1/3, commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Between 1997 and 2011, DH published over 300 art critical columns in LA Weekly - the largest circulation free weekly news publication in America. After surviving several years of budget cuts, political purges and management reshufflings, he was unceremoniously fired just in time for Christmas 2010, which you can read about in the LA Times.
[Top link leads to the front DH page of the LA Weekly online archives. Bottom link to LA Times article about the firing.]
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LA Weekly's reporters deliver compelling art and entertainment features, as well as hard-hitting, investigative journalism that gets to the heart of the city's concerns and makes headlines nationwide. With more Alt-Weekly Awards under its belt than any other paper, in 2007 the LA Weekly received the top honor in journalism when its esteemed food critic Jonathan Gold won a Pulitzer Prize in the criticism category, setting a precedent as the first food critic to have done so."
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