Catalog for Tim Hawkinson at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2005
Includes Encyclopedia Hawkinsoniae
Since the mid 90s, DH has published over half a million words on contemporary art, art history, culture, art theory, theater, film, music, comics, architecture, design, television, advertising, cults, cigarettes, and the paranormal.
As lead art critic for LA Weekly for 13 years, he wrote biweekly columns that ranged from the conventional - reviews of current art exhibits in galleries - to the far out - contemplating semiotic implications of the appearance of Bert the Muppet on a pro-Osama Bin Laden placard. Much of his attention was devoted to fringe phenomena such as DIY cassette culture, songpoems, zines, and the art of the developmentally different.
Before, during and after his tenure at the Weekly, DH was involved in DIY zine and music publishing.
His journalistic writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Art in America, and a host of other publications.
His most recent book project is the recently published ‘patacritical Interrogation Techniques Anthology Volume 3 , a collection of experimental literature and scholarship exploring the threshold between paranoid conspiracy theory and the avant-garde.
He is identified as sole or a primary author for more than 30 monographic publications, including volumes on the work of Elliott Hundley, Marnie Weber, Gary Panter, Basil Wolverton, Jim Shaw, Margaret Keane, Lari Pittman, Tim Hawkinson, Thomas Kinkade, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Jeffrey Vallance, Reverend Ethan Acres.