Identical twins hold a psychic connection–stories of twins separated at birth leading mirrored lives are not uncommon. This is a story about twins, both artists, that led separate lives for 50 years, estranged and not communicating, but each creating work at a master level with threads of similarities running through their work. There is an amazing exhibition in Los Angeles, Twin Visions, at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, that, for the first time in five decades, brings together painter Jerome Witkin and photographer Joel-Peter Witkin. This exhibition, running through May 3, 2014, represents a historical first, as both artists have garnered remarkable recognition over their respective careers yet have never shown in the same place at the same time. The brothers are acknowledged as “two of the foremost contemporary artists in their respective genres: Jerome Witkin is a painter cited by many critics and curators as the outstanding narrative painter working today, and Joel-Peter Witkin is equally regarded as a master of his genre – a groundbreaking photographer famous for masterfully conjuring his uniquely surreal images.” . . .
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