Sunday, January 10, 2016

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Which Republican presidential candidates own guns?

We asked the 17 Republican presidential candidates if they owned a gun. Here's what we found.


The Telegraph sent a survey to each of the 17 Republicans running for president asking whether they owned guns, and if so what type and for what purpose. Here's what we found:

Donald Trump

Donald Trump holds up a replica flintlock rifle awarded him by cadets during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. Trump and U.S. Sen. Donald Trump owns a handgun. Here he is pictured receiving a ceremonial rifle at a military academy  Photo: Getty Images
Donald Trump appears to be part of a rare breed: a New Yorker with a handgun.
New York City has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country and applicants for a gun license go through a lengthy process and must be interviewed in person by police.
But a 2010 list of gun owners in the city showed Mr Trump had a carry business license, which allows him to carry a concealed handgun on his person. To get a carry business license you must prove you have a valid reason to carry a gun related to work - for example if you work with cash and might be targeted for robbery.
It is unclear what reason Mr Trump gave in order to obtain his license but he could argue his public profile makes him a potential target.
The billionaire was cagey during an interview with NBC earlier this year, saying he still had a gun and a license but it was "none of your business" if he ever used it. A spokeswoman declined to give details.
Mr Trump has flitted between being a Democrat, Republican and independent in recent years and his positions on gun control have shifted also.
In 2000, he wrote that he backed Bill Clinton's ban on assault weapons and supported "a slightly longer" waiting period for buying a gun. He appears to have recanted and no longer supports any new gun controls.
"The problem is once you get into that you start getting into a situation, the slippery slope, where all of a sudden you are going to really violate the Second Amendment. I don't want to do anything to violate the Second Amendment."

Jeb Bush

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb BushRepublican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush  Photo: AP Photo/Paul Vernon
Jeb Bush is one of the only Republican candidates who does not own a gun and seems to have little personal interest in firearms.
But he was avowedly pro-gun during his eight years as governor of Florida and earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Mr Bush signed the 2005 “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows citizens to stand their ground and open fire if they believe are they in danger, even if they have a chance to escape the situation.
The next year he signed six gun bills into law, a package he refers to as “the Six Pack of Freedom”.
Mr Bush has been bullish on gun rights on the campaign trail and said in September that the US government “should not be involved in gun laws” and that regulations should be left to individual states. He has attacked Donald Trump for his past support for Bill Clinton’s assault weapons bans.

Ted Cruz

Senate Judiciary Committee member, freshman Sen. Ted CruzSen. Ted Cruz of Texas   Photo: AP
The senator from Texas owns a .357 Magnum revolver and a Beretta Silver Pigeon II hunting shotgun. The Magnum is for self-defence while the shotgun is used for hunting trips, where Mr Cruz mainly shoots birds.
His campaign declined to say whether he has a license to carry a concealed weapon.
Mr Cruz was solicitor general of Texas before coming to the Senate and was involved in two landmark Supreme Court cases which came down in favour of gun owners.
He is a favourite of the NRA as a result and in 2010 the gun lobby group gave him an award in honour of his "exemplary activities in the support and protection of the right to Keep and Bear Arms".

Marco Rubio

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a strong supporter of gun rights and received an “A” from the National Rifle AssociationFlorida Senator Marco Rubio   Photo: Javier Manjarres
Jeb Bush does not own a gun but his fellow Floridian, Marco Rubio, has a Taurus .357 Magnum revolver.
The senator said he shoots two to three times a year with his wife, Jeanette, and has a license to carry a concealed gun.
He bought the gun in February 2010 just as he was mounting his campaign for the US Senate.
Mr Rubio was involved in passing the controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws in Florida while he was in the state House of Representatives but some NRA figures said they thought he could have done more on guns rights and he was given an A ranking in 2010.
"He talked the talk, but he didn't walk the walk," Marion Hammer, an NRA lobbyist, told the Tampa Bay Times in 2009.

Scott Walker

Scott Walker
Scott Walker's favourite accessory is not a firearm, it's his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
But the Wisconsin governor does own two guns, a 12-gauge over-and-under shotgun and a .30-06 Remington 700. He won the former in a raffle and received the latter as a gift.
Mr Walker did not grow up hunting like some of the other candidates, but says he now hunts deer, pheasants and ducks. He is a vocal opponent of gun control and has an A+ rating from the NRA.
He claims to have transformed Wisconsin “from one of the more restrictive to one of the freest states in the union when it comes to the right to bear arms”.

Chris Christie

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie   Photo: AP Photo/Cheryl Senter
The governor of New Jersey is one of just three Republican candidates who does not own a gun and he has often been at odds with the gun lobby.
His state has a tradition of strong gun laws and Mr Christie has done little to loosen them during his time in office. While he vetoed a bill that would have limited gun magazines to 10 rounds, he has also said there must be a “balance” between gun rights and public safety. The NRA gave him a C when he ran for re-election in 2013.
Mr Christie was excluded from the NRA’s annual convention earlier this year and criticised the gun lobby group after it ran a television ad featuring Barack Obama’s children.
Ben Carson
Republican presidential candidate Ben CarsonRepublican presidential candidate Ben Carson  Photo: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
An acclaimed neurosurgeon turned populist politician, Ben Carson says he is "extremely pro-second amendment".
He owns a gun which he says is for self-defence and for protecting his home and family.
While he says he does not shoot frequently, he did recently go trap shooting.
Mr Carson was criticised by some gun rights advocates in 2013 when he suggested that semi-automatic weapons should be available in rural areas but not in major cities.
"It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I'm afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it," he said at the time.
He has since called the second amendment "the baton of freedom" to be passed on to future generations.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul's campaign confirmed that the Kentucky senator owns multiple guns but, in keeping with his libertarian views on privacy, declined to give details.
Mr Paul has an A rating from the NRA but was not invited to their annual convention this year because of his links to the National Association for Gun Rights, a pro-gun group that is even more strident than the NRA.
The senator from Kentucky has linked freedom from gun control laws to his broader message of liberty.

John Kasich

Republican presidential candidate Gov. John KasichRepublican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich  Photo: AP Photo/Jim Cole
The governor of Ohio has a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun and earned an A- ranking from the NRA during his re-election campaign in 2014.
During his time in office he has signed several pro-gun laws and earned praise from activists in his state.
But the relationship has not always been so warm. In 1994, when Mr Kasich was a Congressman, he voted for Bill Clinton’s ban on assault weapons. The NRA gave him an F ranking in response and endorsed his Democratic opponent in the 2010 race for governor.
“Gun owners don't ever forget things like that,” said Jim Irvine, chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association. “But as governor he’s signed everything he could and he’s been very good on this issue”.

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham shooting an AR-15Lindsey Graham shooting an AR-15   Photo: Facebook
The South Carolina senator has one of the largest gun collections of any of the candidates. A spokeswoman said he has around a dozen guns including rifles, shotguns and a handgun.
Among them is an AR-15 rifle stamped with the insignia of his Air Force unit. He also owns a Sweet-16 Browning, given to him by his father when he was a teenger.
Mr Graham’s campaign describes him as “an excellent shot” and earlier this year he took donors to a shooting range in Utah.
He was given an A- rating by the NRA ahead of his last election in 2014.

Carly Fiorina

Republican presidential candidate Carly FiorinaRepublican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina  Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
The businesswoman has six guns in her home but they belong to her husband, Frank. “My husband is the gun owner in our house,” she told the NRA in April.
Mrs Fiorina said she is not a hunter or a target shooter but is a firm supporter of the right to bear arms. “It is our God-given right and it is our Constitutional right,” she said.
She was given an A ranking by the NRA when she ran for the Senate in 2010. She lost to incumbent Democrat senator Barbara Boxer, who has been one of the Senate’s most outspoken voices on gun control.

Mike Huckabee

 Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee holds his targets and a gun for a group photo after shooting various guns at the Granite State Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Hudson, NHFormer Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee   Photo: Getty Images
The former Arkansas governor named his most recent book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy and wrote in it that "in the world that I come from and choose to live in, 'gun control' means that you hit the target".
He owns "quite a few" guns, and claims to have bought his first, a .22-calibre rifle, when he was only nine years old.
He also owns more than one assault rifle. He says in his book that he hunts ducks with a Benelli Super Black Eagle .12 gauge, and deer with a Weatherby .300-magnum rifle.
He opposes waiting lists ("anyone who needs a gun for self-defense probably needs it now, not two or three weeks from now") and was the first American governor to have a concealed-carry license.
His platform states that the second amendment is "the last line of defense against tyranny".

Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) and Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief, right, fire six-shooter pistols with NASCAR drivers Colin Braun and Bobby Labonte during an event in Fort Worth, TexasTexas Governor Rick Perry (L) and Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief, right, fire six-shooter pistols with NASCAR drivers Colin Braun and Bobby Labonte during an event in Fort Worth, Texas  Photo: Getty Images
The former governor of Texas is one of the most enthusiastic gun owners in the race, although his campaign declined to give details of his own collection. He has an A+ rating from the NRA.
Mr Perry claims that during a morning jog in 2010 he shot a coyote with a laser-sighted .380 Ruger because it was menacing his pet Labrador. He said he shot the coyote once in the shoulder, killing it immediately.
He is a regular at the gun range and refers to shooting as "my form of golf".
Unfortunately for the gun-loving governor, his license to carry a concealed weapon was revoked after he was charged with abuse of power last year. While the case is still working its way through the courts his license was automatically taken away because he was charged with a felony.

Bobby Jindal

Bobby JindalBobby Jindal
A spokeswoman for the governor of Louisiana said he owns a gun but declined to give details.
However, the staunchly conservative Mr Jindal’s Instagram feed shows him and his family posing regularly with weapons.
One picture shows him cradling a weapon at a gun store in Iowa.
Mr Jindal suspended his campaign briefly in July after a gunman killed two people and himself in a cinema in Lafayette, Louisiana. He called for states to strengthen their gun laws to ensure that people with reported mental illnesses could not purchase guns.

Rick Santorum

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick SantorumRepublican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum  Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci
The former senator from Pennsylvania did not respond to the survey but said in 2011 that he owned seven guns.
An aide to Mr Santorum told the Daily Caller website that his favourite is a Kimber 1911 pistol.
He has a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA after consistently voting against gun control measures.
He took a break from campaigning in 2011 to go pheasant hunting in Iowa, and afterward spoke breathlessly about the moment his son John shot his first bird.
“There’s only one thing better than getting a bird, and that’s watching your son for the first time getting a bird," he said.

Jim Gilmore

Republican presidential candidate former Virginia Gov. Jim GilmoreRepublican presidential candidate former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore  Photo: AP Photo/John Minchillo
It's no surprise that Jim Gilmore has an A rating from the National Rifle Association, he sits on the NRA's board of directors.
The former Virginia governor owns four handguns and two shotguns, says he shoots several times a year, and also has a concealed carry license.
Mr Gilmore served as an Army counterintelligence agent in West Germany during the Vietnam War.
He says he owns guns for hunting as well as for self defence and home protection.

George Pataki

Republican hopeful candidate for United States President and former New York Governor George PatakiRepublican candidate for president and former New York Governor George Pataki  Photo: EPA/CJ GUNTHER
The former governor of New York keeps a shotgun at his home for hunting and protection.
But that has not saved him from an F rating by the NRA - the worst ranking of any of the 17 Republican candidates.
He earned the gun lobby’s wrath in 2000 by signing a set of strict gun laws which banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. They were passed in response to a series of high-profile killings in New York, including a massacre on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993, which left six people dead.
Correction: The NRA initially gave Marco Rubio's rating as a B+. They have since said that was wrong and his rating is an A. We have corrected the story and the graphic to reflect this.

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7 Video Art Masterpieces You Need to Know Now

7 Video Art Masterpieces You Need to Know Now
Still from Ryan Trecartin's 2013 video work CENTER JENNY.

Video art has been with us for nearly half a century, a fertile ground for artists to experiment with new modes of aesthetic experience. As media culture expanded to nearly every corner of our society over the course of the 20th century, artists in turn refined and emboldened their approaches to the medium. The following works, each excerpted from Phaidon’s Body of Art, represent just a few of the high points of recent video art.
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Rebecca Horn’s (b.1944) early sculptures and performances are about sensing the world in a new way. Around 1970, during a long convalescence from a serious illness, Horn began making objects that extended the body physically in space. Her experiences of being confined to bed and suffering isolation, pain, and physical vulnerability inspired a series of prosthetic body sculptures made from materials reminiscent of bandages and medical devices such as splints. These masks, horned headpieces, antenna-like projections and artificial extensions to fingers and arms featured in performances that...

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Sarah Meyohas on How She Is Manipulating the Financial Markets to Make Art

The New Paint-by-Numbers? Sarah Meyohas on How She Is Manipulating the Financial Markets to Make Art
The artist Sarah Meyohas performing her first iteration of "Stock Performance," 2014/2015. © Sarah Meyohas, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

        Around this time last year, the art press picked up a quirky new story: a Yale photography M.F.A. named Sarah Meyohas had created her own cryptocurrency called Bitchcoin, with an exchange rate set at one Bitchcoin to 25 square inches of a Meyohas print. (As the value of her work changes over time, so too will the value of the coins.) In an art world that was grappling, often dismissively, with the shift toward art-as-investment, Meyohas’s take on the Bitcoin addressed the world of finance with unusual directness and a cooperative stance. It seemed to offer collectors a tool for using Meyohas's artworks as investments. 

sarahSarah Meyohas

Her new show “Stock Performances” at 303 Gallery (running January 8th through the 30th) reverses the dynamic, using investments to generate artworks. For the next several weeks the gallery will become a stock exchange-cum-studio as Meyohas trades with an eye for aesthetics rather than profit, recording her results along the way with oil stick on canvas. At the same time, she’ll be creating a series of artists' books with a different kind of commodity, gold (the books feature paints made with gold nanoparticles, developed in conjunction with Dr. Erik Dreaden of MIT). And to top it off, the 24-year-old is also opening a new exhibition of works by Suzeanne McClelland and Brock Enright on January 22nd in her Upper East Side apartment gallery, Meyohas.
Artspace’s Dylan Kerr met with Meyohas in 303’s cavernous gallery space where, surrounded by blank canvases that will eventually be marked with the records of her (and her stocks’) performance, they discussed how Meyohas went from a finance major at Wharton to a gallery show in Chelsea, the "lifestyle" of running an apartment gallery, and the potential legal ramifications of manipulating the stock market.

Let me preface this conversation by admitting that my knowledge of the stock market is more or less limited to what I’ve been able to glean from The Big Short and The Wolf of Wall Street. In layman's terms, what exactly are you doing here at 303?
I’m going to be trading stocks on the New York Stock Exchange over the course of the next few weeks. I won’t be looking at what the company is or what it does—I’m only looking at the line. My purpose in trading is to make the line that represents the stock's performance move in a way that I have impact on. This means I can’t trade Apple stock, for instance—there are too many participants there, and I would have to trade who knows how much to make an impact.
I’ll be trading smaller stocks, maybe a few with funny names—the stock I traded in the past was called Golden Enterprises [Meyohas created an early iteration of her "Stock Performance" in 2014/2015]. Once I have affected the stock’s valuation, I’ll go to one of these canvases and gesturally draw the line with black oil stick. The painting becomes a data visualization of the stock’s performance, where I’m enacting a kind of mirroring from the screen to the canvas.
How much money and how many trades are required to actually affect these stocks?
I’ve never really said how much I’m putting up to trade because I don’t want the focus to be on that. I want to focus on the result of what I’ve done, especially because the last stock price, which is supposedly how much the company is worth, is literally just the last stock price that was traded. That’s very much a representation. I’m dealing in the representation, not how much money I’m putting in.
I’m really interested in the sense of scale. The market is phenomenally large. If you include derivatives, there’s something like $900 trillion worth of assets traded. It’s beyond what you can imagine, and it’s not like you can measure it in comparison to anything else—it’s large in the absolute. The changes that I’ll be enacting here will look big, but if you put them in the context of the magnitude of the actual market, they’re tiny to the point of invisibility.
Where do you get the money to make these trades?
It’s my own money, so I'm blending me as an economic agent with me as an artist. It's a losing strategy, of course—it’s not like I’m making bank. There’s a good chance that...

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Jess Wilcox Named Director of Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park

Jess Wilcox.

Socrates Sculpture Park announced today that Jess Wilcox will be the outdoor Queens museum’s new director of exhibitions, effective immediately. She’ll be leaving her position as the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art programs coordinator, which she has held for four and a half years.
In her time at the Brooklyn Museum, Wilcox notably organized the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center’s annual Women in the Arts talks and an outdoor Judy Chicago sculpture project that was exhibited in Prospect Park. She also co-curated the museum’s current show “Agitprop!” which focuses on politicized artists working outside the confines of arts institutions.
Over the past decade, Wilcox has also held various positions at Performa, MoMA, Storm King Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and staged projects for Artists Space, Sculpture Center, and The Kitchen, among others. Aside from curating, Wilcox has also done interviews and reviews for Art in America and Artforum.

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‘I Am Convinced Art Has Much to Do with Madness’

‘I Am Convinced Art Has Much to Do with Madness’: Jean Dubuffet Paints a Picture, in 1952

Jean Dubuffet, Paysage aux argus, 1955, collage with butterfly. ©PROLITTERIS, ZURICH. COLLECTION FONDATION DUBUFFET, PARIS
Jean Dubuffet, Paysage aux argus, 1955, collage with butterfly.

Much to the horror of the art-world elite in 1950s France, Jean Dubuffet’s work had a tendency to look like it was made by an amateur. His paintings, which have chunky surfaces that look either like vomit or shit, feature humans that are disproportionate, and his subjects were aesthetically unpleasing. At the time, this was risky business—and, in the end, it would become massively influential. A leader of a movement known as art brut, Dubuffet, who died in 1985 at 83, drew his inspirations from outsider art; his collection of work by the mentally ill, children, and prisoners and its impact on American art is now the subject of “Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet,” a show that closes this weekend at the American Folk Art Museum, in New York. In honor of that show and an upcoming Dubuffet retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler, in Switzerland, below is a profile of ARTnews’s May 1952 issue. The article, which charts Dubuffet’s progress as he paints Exodus (1952), follows in full below.—Alex Greenberger
“I have a great interest in madness, and I am convinced art has much to do with madness,” said Jean Dubuffet—in the surprisingly fluent English he taught himself on the ship coming over from France—to a Chicago audience this winter. A visit to the Paris apartment of this painter, whose growing reputation is one of the few to emerge from postwar Europe, would demonstrate Dubuffet’s interest and conviction, for sculptures and pictures by the insane are as apt to be hanging on the walls as his own heavy, shocking paintings. But trips to Dubuffet’s neat, whitewashed New York studio, just off the Bowery, where he worked from last fall until this spring, tend to demonstrate an even greater interest in method—in the mobile, “living” materials with which he builds his landscapes, still-lifes and figures. The materials become the picture, not only in both literal meanings of the verb, but also conceptually, and even ethically.
The painting starts on the floor—one of five or six in progress strategically disposed around the small loft. Its bare surface is a masonite panel fastened to a wood frame, which reduces warping and facilitates handling. On it will be spread the base for a relief (in fact Dubuffet’s pictures not only have the look and feel of sculpture, but also the weight). In New York he has generally used one of two materials for this, “Sparkel” and “Spot Putty”, manufactured by the firm of H. Behlen & Bro. The latter is a lacquer-base (nitrous cellulose) compound mixed with inert thickening material (silex), plaster size (to reduce shrinking) and pigment (in this case, zinc oxide). Spot putty is used commercially for retouching metal or wood surfaces painted in lacquer; it has the properties of expanding slightly after application, which gives a smooth finish for the retoucher, and of rapid drying. Sparkel is used by house painters to cover and fill in cracks or other blemishes in plaster walls before starting the new coat, or as a sizing for raw board walls. The prepared dry mixture contains plaster, hide glue and zinc oxide. Along with water, spar varnish can be added to make a harder, more surely waterproof material which is less subject to shrinking when the water evaporates. The mixture of spar varnish and Sparkel is known as “Swedish putty.”

Jean Dubuffet, Corps de dame – Pièce de boucherie, 1950, oil on canvas. ©2015 PROLITTERIS, ZURICH/PHOTO: PETER SCHIBLI, BASEL. FONDATION BEYELER, RIEHEN/BASEL, BEYELER COLLECTION
Jean Dubuffet, Corps de dame – Pièce de boucherie, 1950, oil on canvas.

These are cheap materials, vulgar in the reference of the great academies’ hand-ground ideals; they go with sand, pebbles, dust, bundles of rags, a rough day’s work then a beer at a bar. And to Dubuffet this is philosophically as well as technically appropriate—although he is no great beer drinker, but a connoisseur of French petits vins and of coffee and Scotch whisky in America. His preferred stage is the bar and the bistro, not the ballet...

‘I Realize I am a Genius’

‘I Realize I am a Genius’: Berlin’s Juwelia Makes Her New York Debut

Juwelia with painting. JACK HANLEY/PERADAM
Juwelia with painting.

“Probably my whole life is art in a way,” the Berlin-based artist and performer Juwelia said Thursday over e-mail. “It could be that I am an alien, or perhaps a crate of beer—who knows. Everybody can see in me what he or she wants, and for me it’s interesting to see what they see.” The artist opens her first New York solo show tonight at Jack Hanley Gallery on the Lower East Side, which dovetails with the premiere of Paintings, a book of her work published by Peradam. There will also be a performance. Saturday sees a book launch and another performance at Printed Matter in Chelsea.
“When I showed Jack Hanley and Brandy Carstens, the gallery director, images for the upcoming book, they immediately proposed the show,” Elizabeth Jaeger, who runs Peradam alongside Sam Cate-Gumpert, said Thursday. “The work speaks for itself.” The colorful paintings—which feature a self-contained aesthetic universe that often includes images of legs, vases, parties, puppies, and cakes—are matched up with interiors that at times mirror how the artist decorates the gallery itself for her shows. Images from performances make their way onto the canvas and vice versa.
“Many people see me as one cohesive piece of art, but I see my work and my shows as different pairs of shoes. Whatever is more successful at the time, painting or performing, dictates how I think of myself at the time, a painter or a performer,” Juwelia explained. Born in Korbach, Germany, Juwelia moved to Berlin at 22, in 1985, and started working on paintings on large canvases. Her performance name came about two years later. “The name came from a street sign I saw with a friend. He turned to me and said ‘your name will be Juwelia now,’” she explained.
Jaeger met Juwelia in 2009 after she blindly attended a performance at Galerie Studio St. St., the project space founded by Juwelia in 2006 that still exists to this day. “Since I was alone for the summer, Galerie Studio St. St. became kind of a safe space for me, and Juwelia and I became friends,” Jaeger said. The collaboration with Peradam came about after Jaeger and Juwelia reconnected last May in Berlin. They had a running joke back in 2009 that Jaeger would eventually be her New York gallerist—an absurd thought at the time, considering she was 21 and lived in Portland. “The book was a way of giving life to that old joke,” Jaeger explained.
The book is a catalogue of 74 paintings made by the artist between the 2004 and 2015 and includes essays by both Juwelia and Jaeger. Paintings is organized and designed by Juwelia’s friend Hagen Verleger, who has served as, according to Jaeger, “the translator, artist liaison, and manager on their visit to NY.” The book covers the painter’s full range of topical concerns: her gallery and the aforementioned puppies and cakes, yes, but also things like the countryside, seaside, and U-Bahn.
Although Juwelia mentioned that she has been having stomach problems—a mix of stress, excitement, and the feeling that “the water is not good in New York”—she is genuinely thrilled to be showing her work here. “The paintings look amazing in the New York light, it’s a different light than in Berlin,” Juwelia explained. “For the first time ever I can step back from the paintings and see them from a distance, my studio is so small in Berlin, and for the first time I see them completely—I realize I am a genius.”

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