Farewell to Musician Sam Mehran

Musician Sam Mehran—founding member of Test Icicles, and also known as Outer Limits Recordings—has sadly passed away at just 31 years old. Along with Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and Rory Attwell, Mehran started the dance-punk band when all three were teenagers. The band released just one record, but each member went on to have successful music careers—writing with other artists, as well as solo …

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1. Farewell to Jonathan Gold More than a restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Gold was a champion of his native Los Angeles. Gold, who wrote with genuine fondness and excitement about his food adventures, passed away this weekend at 57 years old. With over a thousand reviews published throughout his career, he wrote about everything from “Korean porridge parlors, Lanzhou hand-pulled noodle vendors, …

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1. Bill Gold’s Seminal Film Posters While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives one in his countless seminal film posters. The mind behind iconic movie posters for legendary films like A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca, Barbarella, The …

Farewell to “Cloudsmith” Artist Geoffrey Hendricks

Best known for sky imagery in his paintings, objects, installations, and performance pieces, “cloudsmith” artist (and teacher at Rutgers University for 47 years) Geoffrey Hendricks passed away at 86 years old. A major part of the avant-garde Fluxus movement of the ’60s—a genre which was experimental and helped to open up conversations surrounding the “meaning” of art—Hendricks was a significant part of the New York …

Farewell to Robert Indiana, Creator of LOVE Sculptures

Pop artist and creator of iconic LOVE sculptures, Robert Indiana has passed away at 89 years old. The reclusive artist created a lifetime’s worth of art, but remains best known for his stacked-letter pieces (originally made for a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965) which appear all over the world—from the Philippines to Colombia to Quebec—in various languages. In later …