The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp describes the art scene in 1960s Los Angeles and looks at the artists—among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari—who rose to international prominence. Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s tells how the scene came into being and why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness and 1960s-style spawned countless innovations and was the epicenter of cool.


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Comments [2]

maureen from nyc

did he just call Hunter a snob?
whoa! go, man, go.

relax a little, hunter. so defensive. hackles up! let 'em down.

Jul. 27 2011 01:59 PM
Maude from Park SLope

I'm curious to hear the author's thoughts on why the feminist art scene was so different in Los Angeles vs. New York. (I guess that was more in the 70s, but feminist art must have been very influenced by the people you are talking about)
The Womanhouse project Judy Chicago made, I am especially interested in hearing your thoughts about.

Jul. 27 2011 01:56 PM

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