Daniel Joseph Martinez Offers a Front-Row Seat to a Famous Artistic Murder - Starring Himself

Daniel Joseph Martinez Offers a Front-Row Seat to a Famous Artistic Murder - Starring Himself

Artist Daniel Joseph Martinez is seen in his Los Angeles studio. (Mariah Tauger / Mariah Tauger)

April 23, 2016

Walk into Roberts & Tilton gallery in Culver City and you will stumble into a murder scene. A man lies dead in a bathtub. His wild-eyed assailant stands behind him, knife in hand, ready to strike again in case the deed is not done. Another figure reaches toward the murderer, futilely trying to put a stop to the death that has just transpired. The ghastly scene is a sculptural installation by Los Angeles artist Daniel Joseph Martinez that riffs on one of the most famous paintings in Western history: Jacques-Louis David's late 18th century masterpiece "The Death of Marat"...

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