PRINT September 2019

“Pope.L: Conquest,” “Pope.L: Choir,” and “Member: Pope.L 1978–2001.”


Public Art Fund

September 21, 2019

Curated by Nicholas Baume


Whitney Museum of American Art

October 10, 2019–Winter 2020

Curated by Christopher Y. Lew with Ambika Trasi

“MEMBER: POPE.L, 1978–2001”

The Museum of Modern Art

October 21, 2019–January 2020

Curated by Stuart Comer with Danielle A. Jackson

Pope.L, The Great White Way: 22 Miles, 9 Years, 1 Street, 2001–2009. Performance view, New York, ca. 2001. Photo: Lydia Grey.

IN 1991, the artist Pope.L dragged himself and a potted flower through Tompkins Square Park (Tompkins Square Crawl). The next year, while wearing a Santa hat, he spent three days trying to lift a bottle of laxatives with his mind (Levitating the Magnesia). In 2000, he gorged on copies of the Wall Street Journal and then puked them up (Eating the Wall Street Journal). In 2015, he raised a giant US flag in the Geffen Contemporary at MoCA Los Angeles, where it flew until it began to fray (Trinket).

Pope.L explained the motivation for his exciting failures to Cynthia

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