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August 14, 2022

José Parlá: Dead artist walking

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The first paragraph of a long and compelling New York Times story:

During the three months last year that the artist José Parlá was in a medically induced coma after contracting Covid-19, he had vivid dreams that he later found difficult to process: managing a Miami hotel circa 1980 and navigating a kidnapping plot involving his brother and the Hong Kong triads. "I was perceiving these dreams not as dreams but as memories," he said. "Events that I believed had happened but weren't real."

Above and below,

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exemplars from his new body of work in acrylic and oil paint on canvas,

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completed since his recovery and

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currently on display

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in a show titled "Polarities" at Library Street Collective in Detroit.

August 14, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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