5 Art Stars You Need To Know at The L Magazine

by Paddy Johnson on April 13, 2011 · 1 comment The L Magazine

5 Art Stars You Need To Know

I got together with the L Magazine‘s Benjamin Sutton and profiled five rising stars in the New York art world. This means write ups, interviews AND slideshows of their work. From our first pick, Ryder Ripps:

Momentum is building for Ryder Ripps. A mere glance at the artist’s press pagereveals he’s has had a very good year. Or ten. The website lists all the mentions he’s ever received, most of which are recent, save for a nod in Times article in 2000 for his early use of the term “wifebeater.” Ripps was 14.

Was this a sign the artist would have a finger on the pulse of twenty-something America? Perhaps. To the best of our knowledge, no gallery has yet figured out how to monetize youth culture this fresh, but it’s pretty clear that if they don’t, he will. Based on his profile picture at the time of this writing, we believe he may be selling fake Facebook gold accounts—buyers beware!

To read the full feature click here.


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Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Rarely do we see younger emerging artists, in a day when 50 is considered emerging – we’re all about the extraordinary work being produced by 17-24 year olds across the creative arts. Sure, they’ll mature into their craft, but social and cultural change begins at a young age. Thanks for the great work.

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