(W) Robert Venditti (A) Billy Tan, Mark Irwin

In this extra-sized issue, it’s a battle for the fate of Earth! Parallax believes Hal Jordan has failed this universe-and now, he’s prepared to wipe Hal out of existence! Hal has to get over the shock that Parallax still exists so he can unleash the power of his gauntlet to stop him! It’s a battle neither Jordan can win, and one that will change both forever.


(W/A) Walter Simonson (CA) Mike Mignola

With his dead child behind him, and a thousand burning demons before, the Black Elf assassin, Regn, fights furiously alongside Thor, so that after the battle, he and he alone can kill the God of Thunder.


(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Matthew Waite

The second day of the tournament pitting Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE begins! Destro and M. Bison team up to provide Cobra with the ultimate weapon… but Guile, Snake Eyes, Ryu and Storm Shadow have a plan of their own to stop the Shadaloo tyrant. The World Warrior tournament heats up for the Street Fighter team and G.I. JOE alike!

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Robert Irwin, untitled, 1971 

“Throughout the 1970s, [Irwin] repeatedly worked with translucent scrim, a fabric routinely used in theatrical stage productions. Appearing opaque unless lit from behind, this material is often used to situate actions taking place in the foreground and background; to metaphorically frame the action in the past and present, or to distinguish realms of consciousness versus dream-states. In Irwin’s hands, scrim becomes a formally divisive yet supremely gentle and ethereal agent of transformation. This almost anti-sculptural material objectifies light and space, creating volume from both of these intangibles.”

Robert Irwin, All That Jazz, 2011 © 2012 Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York © 2011 Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Pace will present a fluorescent light installation by Robert Irwin at Art Unlimited, Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for works that transcend the limits of a traditional booth. All That Jazz (2011) is a new experiment with the perceptual qualities of light, playing with rhythm, texture, densities, temperature, and chromatic relationships. One light tube reflects another, and the spaces between the light tubes allow two adjacent colors to refract, resulting in a vast range of hues. The presentation at Basel is book-ended by Pace’s two-part exhibition of Irwin’s work, the first part of which is on view in New York through June 23, and the second of which will be presented in the fall.  Please visit Pace at Art Basel, Hall 2.0, Booth B20, and Robert Irwin at Art Unlimited, Hall 1.0, Booth U22.

Ever consider the role light and architecture play in art?

In our May Artcast James TurrellOlafur Eliasson, and Robert Irwin discuss light and perception. THE SOMETHING, a Bay Area performance collective, concludes the SFMOMA podcast with an experimental sound piece inspired by the work of artist Dan Flavin.

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