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Dustin Yellin / LA TIMES
Dustin Yellin adds his mark in L.A. with art that's a 'missile for social change'
Dustin Yellin   
Opening Reception:
Dustin Yellin - Installation Shot - Dustin Yellin - 6121 Sunset Boulevard 2015
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Dustin Yellin is an artist who comes in many guises.

In Vanity Fair last month, Yellin, posing naked but for mismatched socks and eyeglasses at his Brooklyn studio, was presented as the art world's "it boy."

Other images in the media collage that is his public history: Yellin break-dancing in Jay Z's 2013 performance art video, "Picasso Baby"; the sky-high dollar amounts that his elaborate sculptures command (one installation went for $1.7 million in a private sale at Sotheby's last year); Yellin's romance with actress Michelle Williams; the time in the late '90s when he was accidentally stabbed in the leg by model-actress Bijou Phillips; and the artist's 1999 mental breakdown, which landed him in a psych ward ó but not before he recorded the entire episode, ultimately turning it into a performance art video called "The Crack-Up."

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Artist: Dustin Yellin, Title: Installation Shot - Dustin Yellin - 6121 Sunset Boulevard 2015 - click for larger image
Dustin Yellin  Installation Shot - Dustin Yellin - 6121 Sunset Boulevard 2015 

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