Lee Klein

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Template:Use mdy dates Lee Klein (born November 30, 1965) is a poet, curator, essayist and writer on the arts.


Klein is the author of the "World's Biggest Shopping Mall Poem" about the taking over of reality by consumer culture.[1] This poem was published by Linear arts in 1997 (ISBN 978-1-891219-00-9) in a limited edition followed by "Financial Surrealists Take the Train" (ISBN 1-891219-52-9) in 1999.[2]

As an essayist he has written for PAJ (Performing Arts Journal, formerly Johns Hopkins now MIT Press) including a featured piece on art after nine-eleven "Art on the Eve of Destruction" which arose from his notes for a lecture he gave at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania in 2002.[3] Other articles he penned for this journal include "Dennis Oppenheim: The Artist as Toymaker and the Vicious Amusement Park of the Premillennial Baroque" ; "The Poetics of Removable Presence in the Work of Damian Loeb",[4] and "Bonfires of the Urbanities: The Public art of Barnaby Evans". He has written catalogues or catalogue entries for artists including Roberto Azank, Brian Gormley, Peter Bradley, Tyrome Tripoli, Salma Arastu and Heidemarie Kull.

As curator and essayist he combined the two roles to animate the concept of "Hypertexture." as it applies to the plastic arts and curated two exhibitions therein ("Hypertexture" in July 2003 and "Hypertexturalities" from September 8 – October 7, 2006) at the Florence Lynch Gallery in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.[5]

He was formerly a contributing editor to "A Gathering of the Tribes" literary journal,[6] for whom he interviewed art critic Dave Hickey as well as artists David Medalla and Mahi Binebine.

In 2006 Artforum magazine wrote of his interaction with artnet editor Walter Robinson at a party for BOMB magazine.[7]

As an actor, he has appeared as art critic Clement Greenberg in Bill Rabinovitch's spoof "Pollock Squared" and the 2013 short "Counting" created for the "Winter Film Awards" by Massimo Crapanzano and Chin Yu.[8][9] He has been a contributing editor to NIGHT[10] and continues to contribute to l'Etage Magazine,[11][12]NYArts[13] magazine and M: the New York Art World.[14]

Klein is now a tour guide in New York City.[15]


  1. "The world's biggest shopping mall poem / Lee Klein". Yale University Library. https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Author?author=Klein%2C+Lee. 
  2. Klein, Lee. Financial surrealists take the train. Linear Arts Books. ISBN 1-891219-52-9. OCLC 44261041. 
  3. "Elsewhere, Exhibition by Artists Carlos Andrade and Todd Ayoung, Explores Themes of Media Representations of Disasters Through March 10 at Lafayette's Williams Center For the Arts Gallery". Lafayette College. February 15, 2002. http://www.lafayette.edu/news.php/view/2320/. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
  4. Klein, Lee (September 2002). "Damian Loeb: The Poetics of "Removable Presence"". PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 24 (3): 97–100. Template:Citation error. 
  5. "Rhizome". http://rhizome.org/announce/events/44095/view/. 
  6. "Hypertexture". http://www.tribes.org/web/2006/10/01/hypertexture. Retrieved June 14, 2018. 
  7. Michael Wilson (April 14, 2006). "Bomb Prom". Artforum. http://artforum.com/diary/id=10774. Retrieved March 22, 2009. 
  8. "Pollock Squared – The Cast". http://www.solidstatelight.com/pollock/cast2.htm. 
  9. "Lee Michael Klein". https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6141093/. 
  10. "NIGHT ISSUE #45". http://www.nightmag.com/issues/iss45.html. 
  11. "The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall March 31, 2016 – L'Etage Magazine". April 6, 2016. http://www.letagemagazine.com/music-david-bowie-carnegie-hall-march-31-2016/. 
  12. "Hypertexture Walks the Runway - L'Etage Magazine". September 24, 2016. http://www.letagemagazine.com/hypertexture-walks-runway/. Retrieved June 14, 2018. 
  13. "In the Land of Pirates, Confection, and Art – NY Arts Magazine". December 14, 2012. http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=8759. 
  14. http://themmag.com/img/M_May2011_web52.pdf
  15. Corey Kilgannon (November 26, 2008). "Gray Line Tour Guides Threaten to Strike". The New York Times. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/gray-line-tour-guides-threaten-to-strike/?hp. Retrieved March 21, 2009. 

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