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Abstract painting by Caitlin Lonegan

Caitlin Lonegan

Untitled (Rainbow Painting, 2018-2021, 2021.03), 2021

Oil, metallic oil, iridescent oil on canvas

40 x 28 inches (101.6 x 71.1 cm)

© Caitlin Lonegan Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Part creative strategist, part art collector and part designer, Darren Romanelli, also known as DRx, is the king of collaborations. His Epidemic marketing agency offices in Los Angeles serve as spaces for cultural experimentation, bringing together artists and musicians with businesses and brands over his salon-style Pancake Epidemic breakfasts and, more recently, the Darren San Sushi concept he started with Chef Taka Hirano, a local fresh fish wholesaler that has devoted his life to sushi for the past 20 years. While the menu has changed over the past few years, the intent has remained the same: to provide a forum for conversation and coaction. It was here that Cultured sat down with artists and partners Caitlin Lonegan and Spencer Lewis at the Darren San Sushi x Sapporo omakase room to discuss their colliding worlds and creative collaborations.

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