Pope.L, Provocative Performance Artist, Dies at 68
The New York Times
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts). "the impact of his work came less from the literal sense of its surface contents, which could be difficult to decode, than from its sheer intensity, and from his willingness to say and do things others wouldn’t. Especially when performing, he used his own bodily presence to shock viewers back into their own."
Pope.L, Daredevil Artist Who Invoked Heady Ideas About Blackness, Dies at 68
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts). "A 2018 profile of Pope.L that appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine said that he was 'inarguably the greatest performance artist of our time.'"