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William Powhida and Jade Townsend
Hooverville
2010
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
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WILLIAM POWHIDA IS MAKING FUN OF ME AND I LOVE IT
by Jerry Saltz



Last weekend at the Pulse Art Fair, William Powhida unloaded a great big art-world stink bomb. The artist-cartoonist-flamethrower has raised hell before, notably last November, when his diagram lambasting the New Museum for exhibiting the collection of one of its own trustees appeared on the cover of The Brooklyn Rail. This time, he let fly from the Pulse booth of Los Angeles art dealer Charlie James, where he (working with artist Jade Townsend) unveiled a gleeful 40-by-60-inch drawing called Art Basel Miami Beach Hooverville.

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