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How artist Todd Gray fashioned another loving tribute to his friend, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek

How artist Todd Gray fashioned another loving tribute to his friend, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek

Todd Gray’s latest exhibition at Meliksetian Briggs is a touching tribute to his friend Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, who died in 2013.

In 2014, Manzarek’s widow let Gray borrow the musician’s wardrobe for a yearlong performance in which Gray wore Manzarek’s clothes every day. He refused to document the piece; the only way to experience it was to interact personally with Gray. The artist is reenacting the work as part of the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial.

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