Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Collector's Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka's Andy Warhol in the powder room

Show Us Your Walls
By Adam Popescu
Inside their sprawling/spraying studio, Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka, husband and wife artists, display works from their private collection. Here, they posed before works by Ed Ruscha (left), Ron Nagle (below the Ruscha print), Ruby Neri (center) and Evan Holloway (right).CreditColey Brown for The New York Times
LOS ANGELES — Where Koreatown and Silver Lake meet Historic Filipinotown — beyond a construction site and a tent city and behind a thick metal gate — lies a Shangri-La, the 22,000-square-foot studio of the husband and wife artists Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka. Mr. Wood, 41, a Massachusetts-born painter known for bucolic David Hockneyesque still-life interiors and abstract depictions of sport, and Ms. Kusaka, 46, a Japanese master of porcelain ceramics, bought this space a year ago. Inside, they have dedicated most of the space to their extensive art collection, including nearly three dozen ceramic pieces by Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess. [More]