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Review: Joe Sola's mega-amusing micro-art
Review: Joe Sola's mega-amusing micro-art

What is the opposite of a blockbuster exhibition? The pomp-free micro-show inaugurating Tif Sigfrids' Hollywood gallery. It occupies a space roughly the size of a hazelnut. It takes but a nanosecond to see. This anti-spectacle is the work of Joe Sola, among the savviest of today's art-court jesters. The L.A.-based Sola has installed his show of six minuscule portrait paintings (each measuring less than one-tenth of an inch across) in a tiny, tiny box that nestles in gallerist Sigfrids' ear, its one open side facing out. She wears the exhibition during gallery hours, pulling her hair aside to make it visible. The rest of the standard-issue, white-walled gallery is vacant. ...

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