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Alexander Israel's art is real

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Alex Israel inside his installation at the California Biennial Courtesy Colin

Alexander Israel (who you might know for his LA themed line of designer sunglasses) doesn't necessarily create anything new with his art. His museum pieces consist entirely of props rented from movie studios: ephemeral installations of borrowed random items, juxtaposed to tell a new story.

From the OCMA bio: Alex Israel was born 1982 in Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles. Israel attended Yale University (BA, 2003), and the University of Southern California (MFA, 2010). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, and at Participant Inc., New York. Israel has completed public artworks throughout Los Angeles, and in 2011 he will have a solo exhibition at LA>

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