On 16 November 2015, American artist Paul Laffoley (1935-2015) died in Boston at the age of 80 years old.
Paul Laffoley is known for his large canvas paintings combining words and images, often referring to architectural plans or mandalas, producing works close to the manifest, devotional painting, plans and cosmic model. The New York gallery Kent Fine Art, which still presents him, devoted a solo exhibition from 11 September to 7 November 2015 titled “Paul Laffoley: The Force Structure of the Mystical Experience” and an important retrospective in 2014 with “The Boston Visionary Cell”, an exhibition that took up the name of the association that he had himself founded in 1971 to develop visionary art.
Studied at Brown University and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Paul Laffolet then worked in New York with Frederick Kiesler and Andy Warhol. It was during the second half of the 1960s that he started integrating text onto his canvas.