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Paul Laffoley

*1935 Cambridge, Massachusetts, †2015 in Boston, Massachusetts

Following his formal education in the classics at Brown and architectural studies at Harvard, Paul Laffoley (*1935 Cambridge, Massachusetts, †2015 Boston, Massachusetts) began to assimilate and systematically cross-pollinate his related strands of intellectual inquiry. In a search for expanded opportunities, he went to New York in 1963 to work with the visionary artist and architect Frederick Kiesler, and was also recruited to view late-night TV for Andy Warhol in exchange for a place to sleep. From this point forward, Laffoley began to formulate his unique trans-disciplinary approach to a new discipline combining philosophy, science, architecture, and spirituality to the practice of painting. By the late 1980s, Laffoley began to move from the spiritual and the intellectual, to a view of his work as an interactive, physically engaging psycho- tronic device, a modern approach to trans-disciplinary enlightenment and its spiritual aura. Laffoley’s writings as well as works of art were published in May 2016 by the University of Chicago Press in a new book entitled The Essential Paul Laffoley. His works have been shown at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Hamburger Bahnhof — Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin; and the Hayward Gallery, London; among others.