LAUNCH LA announces the death of Marion Lane at the age of 56

Marion Lane died on Sunday September 8, surrounded by friends and family in Los Angeles, at the age of 56 after a brave struggle with cancer. Lane leaves behind a rich and singular body of work created over the past 20-plus years as an active and deeply Californian artist, part of the last-generation Venice Diaspora, and later as part of next-generation downtown. Her work has been shown extensively across California, from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and internationally in Australia and Japan. Lane’s art has been featured in Beautiful Decay, Juxtapoz Magazine, Artillery Magazine, Artweek.LA, ArtScene and the L.A. Weekly. People always talk about being a true original, and usually they’re just being kind. But the case of Marion Lane it’s plainly true. She combined her graduate-level mathematics and chemistry studies with an intentional lack of formal art education to create

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