Pool is an offbeat fragrance by Sean Raspet, created for the Reader’s third issue Acid Interiors. Unisex and wearable, this perfume replicates the smells of a public pool: sunscreen, gas, insect repellant, and all.
Sean Raspet (b.1981, Washington, DC) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include “Deformulation” at Societé, Berlin; a two-person exhibition at Chateau Shatto with Kelly Akashi; and “Residuals” at Jessica Silverman, San Francisco. Raspet’s practice engages the fluid materiality of industrial production and financial abstraction, often employing chemicals such as artificial flavorings and synthetic gases.
A few houses in Los Angeles is a lithographic print of Los Angeleno homes as sketched from newspaper classifieds by William Leavitt, and produced for the Reader’s third issue Acid Interiors.
William Leavitt (b. 1941, Washington, DC) was a critical figure in the West Coast conceptual art movement of the late 60s, known for paintings, photographs, installations, and performance works that examine Los Angeleno culture. His works are in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, among others. Leavitt lives and works in Los Angeles. He is represented by Honor Fraser.
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