Miles Jaffe

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b. 1958

Berkeley, CA

B.F.A. Industrial Design

Rhode Island School of Design 1980


Some of my earliest memories are of taking things apart, usually in such a way that they could not be put back together again. How things are put together - how they work - was a secret that I had to unravel. As Arthur C. Clark said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I wanted to learn the secret. Trying to discover how things work was eventually followed by trying to find out why things work - including human and social factors like behavior and economics. Using the rigorous analytical methods of my industrial design training I tried to figure out why things don't work. As such I’ve been called cynical, but only by those who lack the

power of accurate observation. I prefer to think of myself as a cynical optimist: my cup is half full of shit.

That some of my work is displayed upside down is simply a reflection of my world view. Art - long before even the capital 'A' Art of the Renaissance - has been driven not by creative vision but by commerce and as such is a near-perfect reflection of society. I once showed in a gallery where the dealer didn't know who Claes Oldenburg is. I blame Warhol ("Art is what you can get away with.") although he clearly wasn't the first.

Andy just took the anti-art of Dada to The Factory floor. Some find notoriety by being the first to exploit some tiny previously unexplored niche, some find it by being outrageous in some way. Others capitalize on marketing - for which the outrageous is a perfect vehicle. I do not consider this to be either art or success. This becomes my point of departure. My work contemplates the relationship between artist, medium and product – and thus the very nature of art itself. It is a parody of parodies, which of course makes it a tribute as well, with no small irony.



SOFA Art Fair, Chicago IL

VW Contemporary, Greenwich CT

Moniker Art Fair, New York NY

Krause Gallery, New York NY

Moniker Art Fair, New York NY

Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco CA

Keyes Art Gallery, Sag Harbor NY

Philadelphia Fine Art Fair, Philadelphia PA

Solo Show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs CA

Keyes Art Gallery, Wellington FL

SCOPE Art Fair, Miami FL

Harvest Festival, Southampton NY


George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Batshit Crazy Man’s Gallery, West Palm Beach FL

Solo Show, Thief and Liar Gallery, Sag Harbor NY

Reveal Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, NY

George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Art Market Hamptons

Sag Cinema Benefit, Sag Harbor NY

Benefit for The Retreat, East Hampton NY

Art Market San Francisco

SCOPE Art Fair, New York, NY

Mark Borghi Gallery, New York, NY

Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


George Billis Gallery, New York NY

Form Art Fair, South Beach, Miami FL

Sofa Art Fair, Chicago

Solo Show, Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor NY

RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Janet Lehr Fine Art, East Hampton, NY

Springs Invitational, East Hampton NY


Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor NY

Guild Hall, East Hampton NY

Chase Edwards Gallery, Bridgehampton NY


The Hamptons Dictionary (Platinum Edition), The Disinformation Company, 2008

The Hamptons Dictionary, Complete Fabrications Ltd., 2007

Nuke The Hamptons (.com), a simulator constructed in virtual reality, 2001


Miles Jaffe and art as an (ironic) tribute to the art,, March 2019

As an Experiment ... ArtNet News, 12 March 2018

Exhibit Offers Wry Commentary, Hamptons ArtHub, 25 August 2017

The Son Also Rises, HC&G, 15 August 2017

Like Father, Like Son, Modern Magazine, Summer 2017

Discovery of Self, Sag Harbor Express, 12 May 2016

Providing Hope, American Art Collector, May 2016

Lifestyles of the Hamptons Rich and (In)Famous, BBC World News, 16 July 2008

Jitney Can't Take A Joke, Page Six, New York Post, 2 July 2008

Everything To Be 'Hample' in The Hamptons, New York Observer, 23 May 2008

Hangin' In The Hamptons, Newsday, 20 May 2008

Deeds & Don’ts, Hamptons Cottage and Gardens, 15 July 2007

Hamptons Redefined, Newsday, 2 August 2007

Slam Hamptons, New York Post, 1 July 2007

Explosive, Hamptons Magazine, 29 June 2007

Do You Speak Hamptonese, Dan’s Papers, 4 July 2007

New Lexicon Skewers The Hamptons Lifestyle, The Southampton Press, 7 June 2007

The Hamptons Dictionary, East Hampton Star, 6 June 2007

A Devil's Dictionary for the Hamptons, Sag Harbor Express, 31 May 2007

The End of the Hamptons, Corey Dolgon, New York University Press, 2005

Guilty Pleasures, New York Magazine, 2001

Bomb the Base, Financial Times (London), 23 June 2001

Hot Summer, W Magazine, June 2001

Rebel in Paradise, New York Observer, 28 May 2001

Hamptons Road Warriors Get a War Game, Newsday, 16 June 2001         Wed - Sun: 12 - 6pm

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