PRESS, PRAISE & REVIEWS

May 2016, LB joins Craig Krull Gallery for Los Angeles representation. craigkrullgallery.com

April 2016, LB collage acquired by eminent collector Beth Rudin DeWoody.

April 2016, LB awarded a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.

February 2015, LB art and stories featured on Jeff Bridges’ website, dreamingwithjeff.com

Cover art for Nat. Brut magazine, Summer 2014

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In June, 2014 two LB collages acquired by the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago for its permanent collection.

“Funny, smart, twisted, brilliant…the greatest collage artist on the planet…”
TERRY GILLIAM, film director

“I love your art. You are legendary. Much influence — inspiration — on so many.”
RAYMOND PETTIBON, artist

“I love the art of Lou Beach because it cheers me up. Lou Beach’s art is smart, witty, original, and surprising.”
MATT GROENING, creator of The Simpsons

“Original, provocative, definitely outside the box.”
JEFF BRIDGES, actor

“Very precise hallucinations…taking your breath away.”
GEORGE SAUNDERS, author

“His marvelous work makes demands on the viewer, with wit.”
SEYMOUR CHWAST, artist

“Beach’s genius: his imagery is distinctive yet accessible, raucous yet restrained.”
STEVEN HELLER, critic, co-chair School of Visual Arts

“Really love the collages.”
LLYN FOULKES, artist

“Think Joseph Cornell with a sense of humor.”
CHICAGO MAGAZINE

“…hilarious, surreal and vibrant works…”
ArtScene MAGAZINE

“…bizarre…reality gone wild…consummate collage.”
ArtBusiness.com

“He’s worked so hard and so long and so brilliantly with collage that his trust in himself is absolute.”
BRIAN BUCKLEY, John Molloy Gallery
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“A highly talented artist at the peak of his powers.”
ROBERT NEWMAN, American Illustration
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“Haunting combinations that would otherwise be nightmarish become the stuff of fairy tales in Beach’s deft hands.”
G. JAMES DAICHENDT, Visual Art Source/ArtScene
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“Confounding, moving, and unsettling in its complex and multi-textured strangeness.”
CARRIE MCGATH, Chicagoist
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“One of our greatest living collagists.”
TONY FITZPATRICK, ArtNet
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“…sweetly uproarious orgasms of juxtaposition…”
PETER FRANK, The Huffington Post
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“Beautiful, thoughtful, and intelligently absurd collages…”
A. MORET, MutualArt.com
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“His gaze, like his wit, is razor sharp.”
ALAN POCARO, New City
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“…deeply satisfying…inventive, funny, and sometimes slightly disturbing”
MARIA PORGES, dailyserving.com
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