Artists

'Chinese Smile' 中国人-分头

The work of Artist Shan Gang (b. October 12, 1958) is directly inspired by European art from his years spent studying and living in Holland. In both timing and methodology, his work is somewhat avant-garde among contemporary Chinese art. 

Nurtured by many years of studying in the Chinese tradition, Gang’s work possesses more than just the composition and color patterns of Western artwork —rather they also hold the literati tone of Chinese ink painting. The meeting of East and West is a constant in his artwork.

In the early oughts while settled in Shanghai, Gang’s work evolved to include more aggressive elements of abstract and expressionism though the painting atmosphere at the time was leading towards cynical realism and Kitsch. He insisted on his ideologies instead of trend; this persistent adherence has manifested in his personality as an artist.

"Silver Goya"

Artist Geoff Hippenstiel (b. July 6, 1974) cultivates the ambiguities of abstract representation with his lushly painted canvases. Each is a presence to be reckoned with, a thing vibrant and almost alive in its physicality. Hippenstiel is drawn to that thingly quality of a painting’s being, its sheer existence, and a powerful and dynamic application of oil and impasto give his works an urgent sense of materiality. But from all that musculature something like a recognizable world tantalizes (and sometimes disturbs) the viewer.

Hippenstiel identifies with and draws inspiration from artists as diverse as Robert Ryman and Willem DeKooning, whose individual explorations concerning surface and tactility are akin to his own. However, he is perhaps more intent than these precursors on delving into assumptions about what constitutes a conventional painting, exploring variations in the nature of the paint itself. The artist’s use of spray enamel, metallic, and fluorescent paints alongside traditional oils is exceptional: a canvas dense with earthy greens or pale yellows is electrified with a single swipe of neon pink; in another, metallic gold or silver plays against thickly applied, buttery, and colorful elements, yielding a highly original eye popping effect.

"Litri"

Artist Adrian Ssegura (b. April 6, 1985) began his career as a painter at the age of 17 in Cáceres, Spain. Immediately recognized for his talent and craft, Adrian made a choice to professionally develop his individual style by enrolling into the prestigious School of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain. His professional training there allowed him to produce his first collection by the age of 21 that would eventually make Adrian an internationally acclaimed artist. 

His recent collection with Reverie Arts is titled “El Toro y El Hombre” and illustrates a story regarding the cultural phenomenon of bull-fighting in Spain. He depicts a solitary relationship between a man and a bull as each fights for their own right to live in the bull ring. Strength and power embody this series through Adrian’s use of heavy brush strokes and bold color choices. The end results are large textural expressionistic paintings with an intensity that leaves his audience mesmerized. 

"Tell Me"

Artist Erin Parish (b. November 6, 1966) spent high school in downtown Detroit in a 5000 sq. ft. artists’ loft with her dad, a professor of painting at Wayne State University, and her step-mom, an art teacher in the public school system.  Both painters, they gave Erin her first studio at age 12.

Parish went to Bennington College, majoring in art, and then on to graduate school at Queens College, all while working in the art world of New York — at galleries, museums and as an artists’ assistant in between semesters.

After many years as a professed dyed-in-the-wool figurative painter she began to paint abstractly in her late 20’s. Her earlier influences include the German Expressionists and the Neue Wilden/Neo-Expressionists.

She actively stays away from popular culture as an influence, drawn instead to the concepts of Buddhism and Wabi Sabi. Parish focuses primarily on circles as universal and planetary symbols, as they occur in nature on the scale of the microscopic and beyond.

She has had over 20 solo shows to date and been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Art News, with works held in a number of public collections.

"Abstract Monographs"

In keeping with my personal explorations into form and space I have added a new element to the previous series known as Index of Refraction: My new study is largely based on autonomous landscapes in inner space. By zeroing in on a particular aspect of the landscape, the focus is now on cultivating an ornament for the autonomous landscapes. The impetus for this came after I was drawn in and inspired by a simple poem, the ode to the grace and beauty of an intricate flower. With further inspection I discovered an interesting relationship between landscapes and the certain particulars that make up the landscapes. They are both natural and artificial; by this I mean we are surrounded by untouched nature as well as cultivated, and "touched" by nature meaning modified, groomed and artificially evolved. (i.e. Forest meeting city, Beach meeting Boardwalk) Hence we witness the birth of perpetual evolution and development. Now there are thousands of inspired correlations to compare and relate to, but I have been drawn to a flower called the camellia not exclusively because of its beauty, but because of its evolution and propagation.The first documentation came about 1690, this, the beginning of its recorded graceful evolution and development. This series, called "Abstract Monographs," loosely models the process in which the camellia was graphed into the new flowers from the principal varieties. In keeping with my own evolution this series gives me a chance to create a new Hybrid species to accent the previous artificial landscapes based on nature as well, ultimately satisfying not only evolution but the genesis of expression by appropriate means. - Artist Ron Reihel

'Light' (光芒)

Tamen (他们) is an artist collective composed of two young artists, Lai Shengyu (赖圣予) and Yang Xiaogang (杨晓钢), who were born in Hunan Province in 1978 and 1979, respectively. The group is alternatively referred to as “Ta Men” and “They”, which is the English translation of their name. As a collective, they reject notions of self and individuality in art by co-painting each work and collaborating in a manner that draws attention away from the individual.

Tamen’s work focuses on the psychological effects of China’s new affluence and its contemporary state of being. Through works of oil on canvas or digital photography, scenes of big-city China or serene nature are flush with symbols to visually emphasize the tension and collisions that Tamen sees as the constant revolution in China’s society. Adopting both montage and Pop Art forms, Tamen plays with the spatial relationships between landscapes, architecture, objects and figures to highlight the curious simultaneity of China’s past and present.

Reality is juxtaposed with illusion and tranquility with anxiety. Adding a healthy dose of ridicule and incredulity to the mix, Tamen criticizes the human appetence hiding behind images and falsehood and the sheen of modern affluence. By holding a mirror to the objects and symbols to which contemporary society has attached itself to, Tamen uses its novel visual language of surrealism and critical realism to offer a philosophical analysis of man’s inner feelings in this new world – those of bitterness, solitude, and distance.

"Birth of Venus"

Artist James Rawson (b. January 2, 1989) resides in Norfolk, England and is a postmodern pop artist.  Predominantly working in the medium of collage and painting, Rawson found no inspiration in the beautiful Norfolk landscape he grew up in; instead, the landscape of pop culture fed his artistic drive.

James’ work blurs the boundaries between collage and painting, using preparatory paper collages as reference for his larger paintings. He aims to reflect the multi-layered visual experience we all live in. Appropriating the very images that have become implicit in our society, James’ work disturbs our sense of reality and confuses our perception of popular culture.

James’ work addresses some of the most important issues of the last 50 years; over consumption, greed, inequality and life as a spectacle. James’ work screams at you — there is no room for prevarication. It deals with the ubiquity of advertising, sex selling everything, fast food and TV as the drug of a nation. So perhaps you don’t like what you see, the bawdy reality, the cheap thrill, the constant accumulation of sweet things, processed and plastic things to unnatural things: but it doesn’t take away from the fact — it’s the truth.

"Turban"

“My work reflects a culture of sacredness and the permanence of antiquity in our contemporary world. I have developed a technique and style in my painting that joins my love of these two elements with real life humor, and gives me distance from perceived traditions. I don't explain my paintings; rather, I prefer hearing people's unique interpretations as I learn so much from the viewer.” - Linda Cosgrove

"World Trade Center"

Artist Lin Evola (b. March 27, 1950) is an internationally acclaimed American Contemporary Artist who has used her career as a platform to bring attention to the disturbing proliferation of violence which occurs in our neighborhoods and among nations. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute and has had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Art historians have declared her work to be on the level of Leonardo da Vinci, Joseph Beuys and Robert Rauschenberg, and she is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including having been declared Artist Life Member of New York City’s National Arts Club.
 

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“Untitled”

Artist Javier Arbizu (b. January 10, 1984) studied Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain and at the Kunstchochschule Kassel, Germany. After his graduation he was awarded with the Segundo Vicente Award from the Vicente y Garcia Corselas Foundation of the University of Salamanca to conduct a research on the Melancholia in Painting.

Currently he is pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute under the sponsorship of the Fulbright Foundation and the Institute of International Education. Among other prices and awards, it’s worth mentioning the “Mario Antolin Scholarship” from the prestigious BMW Foundation Award; the “Visual Arts Grants” and “Encuentros 2008” from the Government of Navarra; the “Young Painters Award” from La Gaceta Foundation Salamanca; the “Emerging Artists Award” from the Government of Castilla y León and the “Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award” from the San Francisco Foundation. 

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"Chaos and Order No. I"

Monika Lukowska (b. August 7, 1986) obtained a MA in Printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wrocław Poland. For her graduate project "Chaos and Order“ she received Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for the Best Graduate Diploma in 2011. After study in Poland she moved to Berlin, where she continued her artistic research in the field of lithography in the KunstlerhausBethanien. 

Since August 2012 Monika is pursuing her masters in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright scholar. Among other scholarship and awards is worth to mention: Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Award for Beginning Artists, Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation scholarship for printmaking workshops at University of Tennessee, Art Residency at Kala Art Institute, Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award. Her works was shown i. e. in Student Printmaking Biennale in Poznan, International Print Triennale in Kraków, in Freies Museum, Berlin and Diego Rivera Gallery and SOMArts, San Francisco. 

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"Making Contact"

Artist Hugh Leeman’s (b. October 23, 1983) new approach is to paint loosely and expressively with oil and paint spray. He deserted the idea of painting from real life and photographs and began working internally, using his feelings and movements to create powerful thought-provoking images. His departure from realism has forced Leeman into a style and technique never before seen.  The content challenges his viewers, forcing them into a deeply rooted contemplative state - each canvas waits to be explored.

His latest work includes large murals that allow him to physically use his entire body, becoming part of his work. The results are spontaneous and emotive, with a greater emphasis on the process rather than the final product. 

"Pseudo"

A parade of images and shapes come to mind for Artist Richard Von Saal (b. June 26, 1967) when met with weathered structures and the complex vibrato of wood grains. These angles and contortions of materials open the windows to the reality that is his work, and by manipulating them to structures he forges the situations he finds amusing or difficult to communicate in words. Von Saal reveals his story by harvesting salvaged materials such as old steel from a condemned war ship, warped glass from a warehouse fire, woods that sheathed a 200 year old winery, and fusing them into his architectural prisms of expression. His palette includes using special solutions to create color, complexity, and corrosion.

Von Saal controls his media by provoking the remnants, bringing them to life again, and fusing them into another material to promote the diversity of his perception. Rummaging and finding scraps of yesterday and molding them into form combines stories of the materials past, all the while paired with others to create the novel of the piece. Von Saal’s work is a dive into materials that have taken centuries to accomplish and moments to destroy. He resurrects these materials into the prisms of his feelings and emotional grasps of sensibility.

Current Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibition
October 3, 2014 to December 23, 2014

Patz & Hall partners with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and Reverie Arts of San Francisco to bring new, captivating art crafted from reclaimed materials to Sonoma County

The Sonoma House at Patz & Hall welcomes the work of artist Richard Von Saal to Art Harvest No. 2, a quarterly art exhibition at Patz & Hall’s new home. The temporary public exhibit at the Sonoma House (21200 8th Street East, Sonoma, California) will kick off on October 3, 2014 with an Artist's reception on Saturday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m. Von Saal’s captivating art will be on display at...

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October 22, 2014

Luxe Interiors + Design teamed up with Patz & Hall winery and Reverie Arts San Francisco on July 11, 2014 to create Art Harvest No. 1, a quarterly exploration of art.  This event was the first of a four...

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October 9, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 9, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as West Coast agent for critically acclaimed Artist, Geoff Hippenstiel.

“For years...

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September 17, 2014

Patz & Hall partners with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and Reverie Arts of San Francisco to bring new, captivating art from reclaimed materials to Sonoma County

 

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September 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 15, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today entry into the prestigious blue-chip secondary market for our clients.

Working with a select...

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September 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 2, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as agent for Napa Valley Artist Richard Von Saal.

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El Periódico Extremadura
August 4, 2014

El Periódico Extremadura se hace eco de mi exposición en Sonoma (California) inaugurada el pasado 11 de Julio, gracias a mi representación en Rêverie Arts, a los viñedos Patz & Hall, y al patrocinio de...

Patz & Hall Press Release
June 23, 2014

Art Harvest No. 1 is the first in a series of rotating art exhibition hosted at the Sonoma House at Patz & Hall in partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, and Reverie Arts San...

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May 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 29, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as exclusive North American Agent for internationally acclaimed Shanghai Artist Shan Gang....

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May 8, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 8, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as San Francisco Agent for Artist Hugh Leeman.

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April 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 28, 2014 — Reverie Arts announced today its appointment as San Francisco Agent for Bay Area artist Linda Cosgrove.

Cosgrove’s artistic...

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March 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 10, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of British artist James Rawson.

“It is a privilege for Reverie Arts...

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March 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 3, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its appointment as the San Francisco Agent for the internationally acclaimed Beijing Artists,...

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February 3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 3, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ms. Andrea Suárez-Barlow as Senior Advisor, Fine Art Sales.

“As we began...

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January 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 21, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of Los Angeles Artist Ron Reihel.  Reihel will participate in Rêverie...

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January 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 10, 2014 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its representation of Miami Beach Artist Erin Parish.  Parish will participate in Rêverie...

San Francisco Magazine
November 27, 2013

The Insider’s Guide to Out-of-the-Box Art

Lauren Murrow | Photo: Courtesy of Galleries | November 27, 2013

 

Eight more new (or newly revamped) galleries for laser-cut...

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November 15, 2013

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 15, 2013 — Rêverie Arts San Francisco is elated to announce their acceptance to exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach 2013 from December 3rd through the 8th...

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October 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 21, 2013 — Reverie Arts San Francisco and Artist Lin Evola announce the release of her latest and most evolved series “1962.” This series of...

Huffington Post Arts & Culture
October 21, 2013

 

Artist: Lin Evola
Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss
Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall

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October 12, 2013

Los Angeles
Cofounders: Billie Weiss and Lin Evola

The Angel of Peace Award is a highly esteemed peace award given in Los Angeles by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles to...

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September 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 16, 2013 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its exclusive representation of San Francisco Artist Monika Lukowska.  Monika will...

Art Ltd. Magazine by Kelly Klaasmeyer
September 1, 2013

Geoff Hippenstiel pulls off a kind of baroque abstraction in his paintings--he's got bold impasto strokes and gold and silver aplenty. It's an interesting feat, accomplished without the...

Huffington Post Arts & Culture
August 31, 2013

The Peace Angels Project is a work of Art. At its core it is a contemporary implementation of swords to plough shares. Using art, state of the art technology and media, the Peace Angels Project brings...

Reverie Arts press release
August 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 16, 2013 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its exclusive North American representation of San Francisco Artist Javier Arbizu. Javier will participate in...

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August 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 8, 2013 — Reverie Arts San Francisco announced today its partnership with the online retail giant, Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon Art), to release a selection of...

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July 31, 2013

Reverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Palm Springs Artist, Charlie Ciali. Charlie will participate in rêverie arts’ National Art Fair schedule as well as present a selection of...

Rêverie Arts press release
July 27, 2013

Artist Adrián Ssegura has been selected to participate in the prestigious Contemporary Art Fair ARTEANDO 2013 August 7 - 13, 2013 with Artist ...

23ABC News
June 14, 2013

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A renowned artist who’s sculptures have been exhibited worldwide is using nuclear missiles and street weapons to promote change.

The ‘Peace Angels’ are created as a symbol of...

Huffington Post
May 20, 2013

San Francisco

In 1969 I came to visit a place that would become my home. My whole generation fell in love with this city by the sea. We pushed every limit, made many mistakes, opened Pandora...

Reverie Arts press release
May 14, 2013

Reverie Arts is presenting the Peace Angels Project this week in San Francisco, including a series of sculptures and watercolors that promote global peace and sustainable weapons reduction through the...

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
May 14, 2013

In 2013, Lin Evola gifted the Renaissance Peace Angel to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

 

“Lin Evola’s efforts to have that inspiring sculpture installed outside Nino’s...

New York Daily News
May 11, 2013

Hundreds of guns pulled from New York City streets will be melted down and crafted into a work of art that promotes peace.

The NYPD donated 946 weapons to artist Lin Evola, who will transform them...

Christian Science Monitor
May 7, 2013

In the days following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, the Peace Angel sculpture served as a symbol of hope while standing outside of Nino’s restaurant on Canal Street. Nino’s became a complimentary respite...

Reverie Arts press release
May 7, 2013

Reverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Artist Lin Evola at her preview exhibition at ArtPadSF May 16 – 19 in San Francisco, California. Through her globally recognized Peace Angels...

Rêverie Arts press release
May 6, 2013

Rêverie Arts San Francisco is announcing their representation of Adrian Ssegura and his U.S. Inaugural Exhibition “El Toro, El Hombre y La Plaza” at ArtPadSF May 16 – 19, 2013 at the Phoenix Hotel. The...

Huffington Post
April 2, 2013

"This is the End, My Friend." Jim Morrison - The Doors

"And, it is only the beginning. " Lin Evola - Peace Angels Project

Today, April 2, 2013, history was made at the United Nations General...

Arts + Culture Magazine Texas
March 15, 2013

Much has been made – by me as well as others – of the way Houston artist Geoff Hippenstiel moves between figuration and abstraction in paintings that combine over-the-top impasto with metallic silver or...

Assembly of Extremadura
February 4, 2013

Testamare opens on January 4, at 11:30 am in the Patio Noble Extremadura Parliament, the Vice President of the Camera, Consuelo Rodriguez Píriz, proceed to the opening of the exhibition of paintings by...

Forbes
November 5, 2012

For the benefit of the California DMV, Michael Polenske translates the vanity plate on his black G-class Mercedes, FNG MRLO, as “flocking Merlot”–his winery being named...

Huffington Post
August 21, 2012

The Arms Trade Treaty regards the following weapons as impacting the ebb and flow of war to peace on earth. Weapons included in the ATT are:
• Battle tanks
• Armored combat vehicles
•...

Huffington Post
June 13, 2012

Today, June 13, 2012, ushers in the 100 Days of Peace and a Global Call to Disarm as we build toward the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2012.

I am an artist with a vision to achieve a...

Art in America by Raphael Rubinstein
May 7, 2012

Nearly all the paintings in this show of recent work by Geoff Hippenstiel, a Houston-based painter in his late 30s, feature a single massive shape occupying most of the available space. Depending on their...

Art Ltd. Magazine by Douglass Britt
March 1, 2012

Less than two years after earning his master's degree from the University of Houston, painter Geoff Hippenstiel has already demonstrated a mastery of scale that eludes many gestural abstractionists. In last...

San Francisco Chronicle & SF Gate
January 22, 2012

If you've ever been a guest at a well-heeled event here in town - a gala night, a boutique opening-night party or a private anniversary dinner for 40 - chances are you've nibbled on foodstuffs by Taste...

Sala Croma
January 13, 2012

Four young painters who studied at the School of Seville (Generation 2003) are in Sala Croma (Caceres) to show their latest works through four different ways to understand the painting. Pictorical unions...

ILFORD Blog
December 30, 2011

Photographer Morgan Miller became involved in a very interesting project this year.  He was retained to create a photograph that would depict the Renaissance Peace Angel sculpture that stood in New York...

The Daily Breeze
December 19, 2011

New York has its Statue of Liberty.

Will the Port of Los Angeles get a West Coast version in the form of a Peace Angel?

Transforming scrap metal that once killed and maimed into artistic...

Good
November 9, 2011

While the city may be better known for sunny skies and traffic-clogged freeways, Los Angeles's underbelly is defined by its gun problem. Everyday, firearms kill about three people in Los Angeles County. So...

The Bold Italic
November 9, 2011

Hugh Leeman's apartment at 6th and Market is across from "...

Houston Chronicle
March 27, 2011

After abstract expressionism’s post-World War II heyday, art moved forward because artists either rebelled against the movement or took its inspiration so broadly as to make its influence nearly...

Christian Science Monitor
December 19, 2008

The artist Lin Evola-Smidt lives these days in Manhattan, but she is fond of saying that her sculpting career really began 3,000 miles and a world away. This was back in the early 1990s, when Los Angeles...

United Nations Press Release
September 11, 2008

Opening Remarks By Sergio Duarte High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Honoring Artist Lin Evola

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