CULTURE

Studio System

A Hollywood talent agency is betting big on the art world. Andrea Scott meets UTA’s Joshua Roth.


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Photography by Ye Rin Mok

UTA’s head of fine arts, Joshua Roth, 
in his office in Los Angeles, 2015, in front of Alex 
Israel’s Self Portrait, 2014.

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Photography by Ye Rin Mok

Roth, with Luis Flores’s piece Whatever You Want 
It to Be, 2015, at L.A.’s 
Grice Bench gallery, 2015.

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Courtesy Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images.

Steve McQueen, Jim Berkus, Kayne West, Joshua Roth, LACMA director and CEO Michael Govan, and Elvis Mitchell, at LACMA, 2015.

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Photography by Ye Rin Mok

Roth, at Katherine Bernhardt’s show at Venus Over Los Angeles, 2015.

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Alan Shaffer/Courtesy of the Artist.

Billy Al Bengston’s Herher, 1990.

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Manfredi Gioacchini.

Bengston, at home in Venice, California, 2014.

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Joe Kramm/R & Company

UTA Fine Arts clients Simon and Nikolai Haas (from left), 
at R & Company, in New York, 2014.

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Photography by Ye Rin Mok

Roth, with the artist Peter Shire, at his studio in L.A.’s Echo Park.

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Courtesy of the Artist.

Shire’s Plane Air III, 2007.