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Born in Flint, Michigan in 1951. Paul Laster is more noted for his work in the world of journalism with his writing focused on art. However, he is also an independent curator, an artist, and a lecturer.

He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of and and art editor of and Russell Simmons' OneWorld Magazine; started's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and Laster is notable for taking famous 20th century photographs from secondary sources such as books, catalogues and magazines, and toying with geometric colors on the surface to create a dialogue between old and new.

Laster's work is in the collections of the New York Public Library, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

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