Gabriel Cifarelli is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. He has written for the LA Weekly and the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time blog, among other publications, and he is currently a contributor to the visual art journal Glasstire. He earned a degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Second Life: Criss Cross Double Cross by Gabriel Cifarelli
In 1976, Paul McCarthy produced 1500 copies of Criss Cross Double Cross, a tabloid-size newsprint publication that regarded the printed page as a performance space. "It was crazy to do it," said McCarthy. Among the contributors to the one-off issue were Bruce Nauman, Nancy Buchanan, and Martha Rosler.