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August 14, 2022

José Parlá: Dead artist walking


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,


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


completed since his recovery and


currently on display


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

August 14, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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