Joe Coleman News

Into the Night with Jim Rose and Joe Coleman

TV Broadcast (France & Germany):
Wednesday, 28 December at 0.45 am
Online from 26 December to 27 March 2017

Jim Rose (of Jim Rose Circus Sideshow) meets his favorite artist, Joe Coleman, in his hometown of Nantes.

Both are circus enthusiasts. Rose is renowned for reviving the freak show in the '90s. Since childhood, Coleman has been fascinated by the dark side of the circus world and the midway.

"Desire" Gagosian and Deitch show in Miami

Joe Coleman's most recent painting, "The Three Graces" will be unveiled at this exhibition

Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch present "Desire," curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida.

On view November 30 through December 4, 2016.

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach, Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian are pleased to present “Desire,” an exhibition curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District.

R.I.P. John Zacherle

The Coleman family mourns the death of our dear friend John Zacherle

R.I.P. Herschel Gordon Lewis

The Coleman family mourns the death of our dear friend Herschel Gordon Lewis

Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man now available on demand

Joe Coleman plays the title character in this burlesque horror thriller.

You can rent the film here:

Outlaw Bible of American Art

Joe and his work are included in this examination of outlaw art. Alan Kaufman is a critically acclaimed novelist, memoirist, poet and author of the groundbreaking "Outlaw" anthologies. The fourth and latest in the series is The Outlaw Bible of American Art. Documenting movements from the Post-war to the present, it is a revolutionary art world alternative canon of marginalized or famed autodidactic paint-slinging loners who followed their own outrageous, sometimes catastrophic, visions to the heights of fame or the depths of neglect.

Joe's performance work featured in "Avant Garde from Below"

Clemens Marschall’s book Avant-garde from Below: Transgressive Performance from Iggy Pop to Joe Coleman and GG Allin is an account, through the 20th century and beyond, of a dangerous bastardisation of punk spirit and avant-garde theory.

Joe Coleman and Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley R.I.P.

The Coleman family mourns the death of their dear friend Paul Laffoley.

Coleman participates in Panel Discussion on Time and Outsider Art

As part of the New York Outsider Art Fair, Coleman participates in a panel discusion
January 19, 2016 at NeueHouse.


Photo: Katharine Gates

Joe's Portrait of Whitney Ward to be Unveiled in Miami

In an unprecedented moment, Joe's latest painting will be unveiled in an exhibition curated by Jeffrey Deitch called "Unrealism" in Miami. The life-size painting of Coleman's wife Whitney Ward took four years to complete and has never before been shown. It will be displayed alongside Coleman's own life-size self-portrait, which was completed in 2010.

The "Unrealism" show is a joint project of Deitch and gallerist Larry Gagosian. In addition to Coleman, the show will include works by David Salle and John Currin, among others.