Richard Campbell, 1949-2017. It's never easy to say goodbye.
Richard Dennis Campbell passed away on July 31, 2017. Born to Charles and Elda Campbell on August 29, 1949 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Rich's early health issues prompted the family to move out West with the promise of better weather and health in California. Raised in Whittier, Rich graduated from California High School in 1967 and shortly thereafter met his wife Sandy on December 17, 1967. With his brother Chuck in 1968, he opened Campbell Suzuki in Whittier, the world's most complete motorcycle shop, which he co-owned until 1983. His love of the freedom motorcylces symbolized was matched by his love of the outdoors, specifically the Mojave desert, Death Valley, and the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1984, Rich joined State Farm Insurance as an agent in Whittier where he kept his agency for 30 years until retiring in 2014. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his customers and expressed a kinship with fellow business owners and residents in Whittier, many of whom he knew for most of his life. His dedication and success as an agent earned him many accolades from State Farm. He is survived by his wife Sandy; sons, Shane, Andy, and Erik; and grandchildren, Avery, Felix, Evelyn, Echo, Charlie, and Jack as well as his mother Elda and brother Chuck. A memorial service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Chapel on Friday, August 25th at 3pm in Whittier.
Jonas to be honored by 2x2 this year
LA based artist Jonas Wood is the TWO x TWO 2017 honoree artist and will receive the #amfAR Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS in Dallas this October.
Learn more about Jonas Wood at twoxtwo.org/about/honorees
We thank Jonas and his family, Wood Kusaka Studios, and galleries David Kordansky, Anton Kern, Shane Campbell and Gagosian, for their support of TWO x TWO. To date TWO x TWO has raised over $68 million for @amfar and @dallasmuseumart .
Jonas joins the prestigious list of TWO x TWO honorees including #lauraowens #ellsworthkelly #markgrotjahn #wadeguyton #luctuymans #jimhodges #elizabethpeyton #tomfriedman #richardphillips #peterdoig #christopherwool #aprilgornik #edruscha #cecilybrown #joelshapiro and #robertrauschenberg
Photo: Manfredi Gioacchini, courtesy of the artist.
Peach lake, Michigan
Married to Princess Maniac for 23 years today!
Opening this Saturday, 1-3pm.
Yui Yaegashi, The rain is gone, opens this Saturday, 1-3 pm
Jules and Avery, Museum Schloss Moyland, largest collection of work by Joseph Beuys except they mostly had posters and documentation on view.
Hito Steyerl at Skulptur Projekte 2017, Muenster
Ei Arakawa, Skulptur Projekte 2017, Muenster
Avery and Jules at the Pierre Huyghe project, Skulptur Projekte 2017, Muenster
Veit Laurent Kurz, Made in Germany 3, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Vivian Suter in Documenta 14. Suter and Peterman are highlights.
Dan Peterman in Documenta.
Documental 14, giving bad artists hope for another five years.